The Women in the Woods
By Josie GingrichDOWNLOAD MAP
Walkabout Radio Play
When Ellie accepts a mysterious university scholarship, she doesn’t realize it comes with a huge catch. Ellie discovers her roots in the town are much deeper than she knew, and she must decide if she is going to take on a responsibility she never could have imagined. Listeners will be transported to various locations on Ellie’s journey and see IU’s beautiful campus in a ghostly new light. Click HERE to download the walking route map.
Recommended ages: 14+
Estimated experience time: 50 minutes, including 10-15 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 40 minutes).
Additional information: There are benches at most locations on this walking route. You will be walking into Dunn’s Woods and near the creek, so bug spray is recommended.
When listening on your mobile device, we recommend opening the link using your phone’s internet browser/application (rather than clicking the link in your inbox). This will allow you to lock your phone as you move around and enjoy our first Walkabout Radio Play! For the best experience, we suggest using headphones to listen to the play.
Accessibility: We have photos available for patrons who are unable to walk this route. Click HERE to access a companion document.
Questions? Watch the instructional video below. Be sure to open the map before you get started!
Playwright – Josie Gingrich
Director – Kate Galvin
Sound Designer and Editor – Robert Hornbostel
Production Manager and Recording Engineer – Corey Hollinger
Performers – Glynnis Marcelle, Sean Puent, Aubrey Seader, Francesca Sobrer
Josie Gingrich (playwright) is a playwright, novelist, and former Bloomington resident. She has an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and is a published young adult author under the pen name Josie Bloss. She lives with her family in Indianapolis. Learn more about Josie HERE.
Aubrey Marie Seader (Ellie) is an actor, singer, and producer, originally from Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and usually based in London, England. Playing Ellie in The Women in the Woods is a major silver lining of her Covid-mandated stay in the USA. Aubrey is the creator and producer of the Hijabi Diaries Podcast. Most recent performance work includes: Jess in Lost Letters (by Creighton Irons), featured vocalist for Emily Davis’ Tipple + Tune music series at Cardinal Spirits, and as part of the ensemble for Babylon: Beyond Borders, directed by Ruthie Osterman, at The Bush Theatre in London. Follow her @aubrey.marie.s
Francesca Sobrer (Ellenor/Sarah) was most recently seen as Amanda in Cardinal Stages’ production of The Glass Menagerie. She is thrilled to be part of the Walk-about Radio plays. So much fun! Other Cardinal productions include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and The Merchant of Venice. BPP productions include Home, Three Views of the Same Object and Sans Merci. Chicago credits: Ella, John Gabriel Borkman, Raven Theatre, US/Maria Callas Masterclass, Timeline Theatre, Everybody BrownPaperBoxCo and US/Sandy Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Theatre Wit. Theatre program director and teacher for Bloomington High School North, for over 20 years, she is now retired from teaching, dividing her time between Chicago and Bloomington, acting and also very much involved in the Chicago storytelling scene. A recent MothStory SLAM winner, Francesca has presented stories for First Person Live, Story Lab, Do Not Submit, and This Much is True.
Glynnis Marcelle (Agnes/Demon) is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. acting program at IU. For Cardinal Stage: Robin Hood (Little John). For IU Theatre: Hamlet (Horatio), By the Bog of Cats (Mrs. Kilbride), Antigone (Antigone), The Goat (Stevie), The Heiress (Catherine), Machinal (Mother), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Arturo Ui). For IU Summer Theatre: The Foreigner (Catherine), Our Town (Mrs. Soames). Other shows include Riverland Theatre’s productions of Seussical the Musical (Mayzie), The Language Archive (Mary), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary). For Dakota Prairie Playhouse: Look Homeward,Angel (Eliza Gant), Oliver! (Nancy) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Kate).
Sean Puent (Austin/Brandon) is a recent graduate of IU Bloomington. You may have seen him in Cardinal Stage shows like Fun Home (Bobby Jeremy, et al.), Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D’Arque/Ensemble), and Newsies (Spot Conlon/Ensemble), or in IU productions like By the Bog of Cats (Carthage Kilbride) and Three Sisters (Fedotik).
Robert Hornbostel (Sound Design and Original Composition) is thrilled to join Cardinal Stage in inviting you all on this dramatic storytelling adventure in our new reality. He believes strongly in supporting artistic endeavors that reimagine the theatrical medium in this new paradigm, and thanks you all for your continued support of the arts. Robert is a proud USA 829 Union Member. Believe survivors, Black Lives Matter.