By Josie GingrichDOWNLOAD MAP
Walkabout Radio Play
Ellie, now the Sentinel of Bloomington, is trying to find some normalcy in her life. Between fighting cannibal zombies and sentient vampire bats, she’s stepped into the wild world of dating…but The Evil has other plans for her. This play will take listeners on a short walk around the iconic Courthouse Square.
We recommend listening to The Women in the Woods and The Brewsters prior to this experience.
Recommended ages: 14+
Estimated experience time: 35-40 minutes, including approximately 5-10 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 30 minutes).
Additional information: Use of headphones is recommended for the best experience of this play. There are benches at most locations on this walking route.
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 Walkabout Radio Plays!
Accessibility: Each radio play comes with a companion document that contains photos 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, Aubrey Seader, Joshua Smith, Shannon O’Connor Starks, 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.
Glynnis Marcelle (Agnes) 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).
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
Joshua Smith (Levi) is happy to join Cardinal for this fun and exciting new Walkabout Radio Play series! Joshua is an Irene Ryan National Acting Semifinalist, and recent IU Theatre alumnus. In February, he made his feature film debut in the upcoming movie, 6:45, set for theatrical release in 2021.
Shannon O’Connor Starks (Jenny/Jennet) has performed in numerous Cardinal productions, most recently seen as Wife in The Christians and Mrs. Lambchop in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.
Shannon also teaches at Fairview Elementary as a community artist on behalf of Cardinal Stage. She is in her 5th year leading semester theatre classes with 4th-6th graders culminating in a fall play and a spring musical.
Francesca Sobrer (Ellenor) 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.
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.