Endlings is presented as an audio play recorded in true three-dimensional sound with a binaural microphone and is best experienced with headphones or a surround-sound audio system. The play weaves together first-person interviews with experts, activists, and individuals living on the front lines of climate change along with conversations between the teens of Cry Havoc and Bim on the topics of Covid-19, grief, art, and ecological disruption. The sound design by Brian McDonald immerses the audience in nature and features 3-D field recordings made by Bim.
Endlings is being released alongside several original short films of dance inspired by the play and choreographed by Bombshell Dance Project’s Emily Bernet. The project will feature its own interactive website to engage audiences in the ongoing conversations generated by the play. The website (www.endlingstheplay.com) will go live by September 11th and will include original audio collected during the interview process, biographical material about the interviewees, original writings by the teens of Cry Havoc, and more. Endlings is a recipient of a 2019 TACA New Works Grant. Dedicated support is also provided by the Dallas Arts District Foundation and Texas Commission on the Arts.