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Make-Believe

9 EpisodesProduced by Make-Believe AssociationWebsite

Every story is a crossroads. A diverse company of Chicago artists produces new audio dramas—recorded live—and stages freewheeling audience conversations about them. Led by Founder and Executive Producer Jeremy McCarter, Make-Believe shares suspenseful, moving, hilarious stories, and tries to discove… read more

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City on Fire: Chicago Race Riot 1919

October 4th, 2019

46:12

A docudrama about the summer that ravaged a city--and remade it. Co-produced with WBEZ.

 

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CITY ON FIRE: CHICAGO RACE RIOT 1919


A co-production of WBEZ Chicago and …

What Use Are Flowers?

March 21st, 2019

1:09:38

Does humanity deserve another chance? A fable from the great Lorraine Hansberry about a hermit and some children at the end of the world--or the beginning.

 

To contact Make-Believe, email us at talk@makebelieve.fm

 

Lost Books of the Odyssey

March 1st, 2019

1:00:35

Odysseus, the “man of twists and turns”, goes on five new adventures, portrayed by five amazing actors. Sing for our time, too.

To contact Make-Believe, email us at talk@makebelieve.fm

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Lost Books of the …

Bruh Rabbit

February 7th, 2019

54:46

Brer Rabbit, the iconic trickster of African-American folklore, returns in new tales by the poet Nate Marshall: It’s a whole new briar patch now.

To …

Brava

January 15th, 2019

1:01:31

A brave girl's journey through a land of many monsters, adapted from a Mexican folktale by Nancy García Loza. Performed and recorded live in Chicago, …

Overture: Where Do Stories Come From?

January 10th, 2019

25:07

How can creative artists make each other more creative? As we count down to the release of Make-Believe's first audio drama, we talk with Monica …

Coming Soon: Brava

January 3rd, 2019

0:53

A preview of the first audio drama in our season of Grown Folks Fables, a Mexican folktale con música by Nancy García Loza. A brave girl faces many …

Overture: Why Talk About Stories?

December 13th, 2018

26:30

Michael Sandel, philosopher and showman, helps us prep for Season 1 by showing how it's done. Plus: the art of listening, upstaging Matt Damon, and the case of Grasshopper v. Ant.

 

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Coming Soon: Make-Believe

December 6th, 2018

1:25

Welcome to Make-Believe Association, a Chicago-based company producing new audio dramas--recorded live--and conversations about how stories shape our world. It's independent. It draws from the breadth of our vibrant …

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