As You Were
Music: Brian Lowdermilk
Lyrics: Kait Kerrigan
Book: Rachel Axler
A short darkly comic audio musical about nostalgia and celebrity worship. Deep in the future, someone releases Cal Finnegan's final unfinished podcast for As You Were. In it, he explores the life of Mira Sonjavich, "the most special, the most elusive, the most magnificent and horrifying woman of all." Cal takes us through her earliest viral video stardom to her outsized role in the ultimate collapse of the earth's infrastructure as we once knew it. His knowledge of Mira's public life is encyclopedic and leads him on a deeper, stranger quest to know the real Mira.
As You Were was originally written for Naked Radio, the podcast of Naked Angels. You can stream the full podcast below.
Directed by Liz Carlson
Featuring Katie Thompson, Bill Parry, Janine Harouni, Stephanie Hsu and Zoe Manarel
Music Director: Jack Mitchell
Sound Design, Engineering, and Additional Compositions by Alan Schmuckler
Studio Engineer: Will Lakritz