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Next Chapter Podcasts and Fiasco Theater have teamed up for a new Play on Podcasts production of Measure for Measure, in modern verse translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil. The series will be released in weekly installments starting today and concluding on December 9.
The cast of Measure for Measure is: Noah Brody, Kimberly Chatterjee, Tina Chilip, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Devin E. Haqq, Ben Steinfeld, Paco Tolson, and Emily Young, plus cameos by Jessie Austrian and Michael Goodfriend. For more information about Fiasco, please click here.
Directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Director Jessie Austrian, and featuring the Fiasco ensemble, the series will be a complete aural experience for listeners, bringing them into Shakespeare’s story wherever they are. The series will be available through Spotify, Apple, and everywhere else podcasts are found.
“We are overjoyed to bring our two companies together for this invigorating collaboration,” said Jeremiah Tittle, Founder & CEO of Next Chapter Podcasts. “Next Chapter, and Play on Podcasts in particular, exist to reimagine how we tell stories and present authentic, unique voices. Fiasco’s reputation as reinventors and explorers of Shakespeare make them the ideal partner as we produce a brand-new Measure for Measure.”
“We are thrilled to work with Next Chapter, and to work again with the brilliant Aditi Brennan Kapil on her new translation of Shakespeare’s story,” said Jessie Austrian, Co-Artistic Director of Fiasco Theater and Director of Measure for Measure. “Fiasco has a six-actor Measure for Measure adaptation, but this project, translated by Aditi and brilliantly adapted for radio play by Nat Cassidy, is very different from our production. What a joy to experience a story we know well in an entirely different setting, through a new lens. And a delightful challenge to work in an entirely new medium for us.”
Michael Goodfriend, Executive Producer of Play On Podcasts, adds “Aditi Brennan Kapil’s work challenges us to appreciate language for its malleability and its unique capacity to forge new realms of understanding through storytelling. She’s the right person to present a prism for us to perceive this timely play in a new light, and the Fiasco Theater is perfectly poised to interpret these words in the profoundly intimate and immediate medium of podcasting. We are proud to bring yet another phenomenal series to our subscribers!”