It’s always fascinating to be a small piece of an enormous work, such as This is Reading. For months, you hear bits and bobs about the grand scheme but focus only on your tiny piece. This past weekend, we saw it all come together at Franklin Street Station.
The Body Farm in Knoxville, TN, is the world’s first research facility dedicated to the study of human decomposition. Civilians Associate Artist Alix Lambert spent time conducting interviews there as part of an ongoing project of her own. In this episode, we hear two monologues crafted from her work. Greg McFadden plays Bill Bass, the founder of the Body Farm, and Emily Ackerman plays a forensic artist. In addition, Meghan McGreary and Kris Kukel perform “Sleep and Death,” a song by Shaina Taub. This episode was recorded live at Joe’s Pub in NYC as part of “Let Me Ascertain You: A Death Cabaret.”
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