The Weeping Willow and the Burning Flame was a live radio show broadcast and recording presented at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

The production was created for  Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, the White Walls Magazine's 25th Anniversary Exhibition

The Weeping Willow and the Burning Flame included Josh Steinbauer, Damon Bishop, Todd Lahrman, Dominqiue Macjieka, Andy Hall, Sasha Earle,Chris Vorhees, Matt Thompson, Dudley Baines, Philip von Zweck, Robb Drinkwater, Matt Hanner, Patty Mouratides, and Meredith Voller.

Organizational assistance was provided by Alison Peters, Director of Exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center, and Anthony Elms, White Walls Editor and Director

This project was an attempt to bridge two distinct audiences with one effort and two outcomes.  The live audience experienced the performance of a live-produced radio play complete with musical interludes, voice actors, and a narrator.  The radio audience experiences an altogether different outcome via the filtered content coming from the engineers desk.  The latter experience was created by the engineer's following of a detailed score created and distributed by Academy Records.

Score

Score

Weeping Willow and the Burning Flame libretto Ink and Presstype on paper 16.5x11.5" 2003.

Office of the Interior (private abyss-water)

Office of the Interior (private abyss-water)

Weeping Willow and the Burning Flame libretto Act 1 ink on paper 16x13 2003

The Earth Shall Shake (electric journey-wind))

The Earth Shall Shake (electric journey-wind))

(image by David Coyle) Weeping Willow & the Burning Flame libretto Act 2 ink on paper 16.5x12.5" 2004

Heavy Dues (The '68 Riots-earth)

Heavy Dues (The '68 Riots-earth)

Weeping Willow & the Burning Flame libretto Act 3 ink and presstype on paper 15.5x13" 2003

What Makes A Man Start Fires (If You Choose, Choose To Go!- fire)

What Makes A Man Start Fires (If You Choose, Choose To Go!- fire)

(Image by Chris Vorhees) Weeping Willow & the Burning Flame libretto Act 4 pencil on paper 16x13.5 2004

Bibliography

Bibliography

ink on paper 16.5x12.75 2004

Cast & Crew Rehearsal

Cast & Crew Rehearsal

The Cast

The Cast

Josh SteinBauer, Damon Bishop, Ben Wilson, Todd Lahrman, Andy Hall, Sasha Earle, Chris Vorhees

Engineers and Foley

Engineers and Foley

Robb Drinkwater, Philip von Zweck, Chris Vorhees, Matt Hanner

Foley Artists

Foley Artists

Act 1: Office of the Interior (private abyss-water)

Act 1: Office of the Interior (private abyss-water)

Act 2: The Earth Shall Shake (electric journey-wind)

Act 2: The Earth Shall Shake (electric journey-wind)

Saw player

Saw player

Dominique Maciejka

Foley Part 3

Foley Part 3

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

Matt Thompson, Charles Dudley Baynes

Act 3: Heavy Dues (The '68 Riots-earth)

Act 3: Heavy Dues (The '68 Riots-earth)

Act 4: What Makes A Man Start Fires (If You Choose, Choose To Go!- fire)

Act 4: What Makes A Man Start Fires (If You Choose, Choose To Go!- fire)

Outro: Beautiful

Outro: Beautiful

Patty Mouratides, Meredith Voller