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.
How do we know what to believe when everyone in power seems to be lying? In the early 2000s, inspired by the “truthiness” of the Bush-Cheney Administration, the Civilians launched an investigation called “(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch.” In this recording, Emily Rossell plays a Columbia student who joined a cult, Donnetta Lavinia Grays plays a Jamaican facialist, and Aysan Celik plays a “remote viewer” with a special technique for accessing truth. Closing the episode, Mike Madison plays a Michael Friedman song called “Super Secret Places.”
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