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Stanford White: Murder, Love & Insanity in the Gilded Age



This staged radio play about the final days and adventures of Stanford White was written and produced by Peter McCabe and streamcast from the Clocktower Gallery on October 6 and 7, 2011. This is the recording of that event. The play was performed before a studio audience with actors, decor, music, and effects. The final product is a radio play honoring the great tradition of the radio broadcasts of the 30s and 40s.

NOTE TO LISTENERS: The play has been posted in 5 parts, divided by Episodes. Use the forward button on the player to advance. The full presentation runs about 50 minutes.

Stanford White was the leading architect and celebrity of his day. His firm, McKim, Meade, & White designed the building we operate out of on Leonard Street in lower Manhattan. We occupy one of his towers. Staging this event here was a magical and mysterious gift to the space. White was murdered in 1906 in public on the rooftop garden of his Madison Square Garden (since demolished) by the husband of his lover, Evelyn Nesbit. The tangled and torrid tale is beautifully deconstructed here. The reverberations of the voices you hear are those of White's tower.

This project was developed by Peter McCabe at the Clocktower Gallery as part of our artist residency program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

Cast:
Chuck Montgomery (Stanford White)

Nina Hellman (Evelyn Nesbit)
Paul Boocock (Harry Thaw)
Dorothy Cantwell (Mrs. Thaw, Edna, Operator)
Cam Kornman (Bessie, Mrs. Nesbit, Kiki) 

Joseph Diomede (King, Bellboy, Jerome, Garner, etc.)

Crew:
Pete McCabe (Playwright and Producer)

Damien Gray (Director)

Gian Marco Lo Forte (Design) 

Jiyoun Chang (Lighting Designer)
Katherine Hong (Stage Management)

Justin West (Associate Design
)
Mark Tambella- (Master Carpenter)
Anthony Argento & Brian McManimon (Assistants)
 

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