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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


Our Decameron: Lorraine Hansberry at the End of the World

Can a new society arise from a cataclysm? Does humanity deserve a second chance? Chicago author and journalist Natalie Moore joins a virtual audience to explore utopia, dystopia, and the radical imagination while discussing the great Chicago dramatist's "What Use Are Flowers?".


Listen to Lorraine Hansberry’s What Use Are Flowers?:


Listen to Natalie Moore and Jeremy McCarter’s City on Fire: Chicago Race Riot 1919:


Credits for this episode:

Hosted by Jeremy McCarter

Music, mixing, and mastering by Mikhail Fiksel

Graphics and social media by Carly Pearlman


Credits for What Use Are Flowers?:

Directed by Daniel Kyri

Music by Mikhail Fiksel

Sound by Erisa Apantaku and Mikhail Fiksel

Production manager - Madeleine Borg

Stage manager - JC Widman



Hermit – Billy Branch

Charlie – Daniel Kyri

Lily – Khloe Janel

William – Tevion Lanier

Narration read by Kiayla Ryann


Thank you to the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust for allowing us to produce the audio drama; and to the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation and the Poetry Foundation for making season one possible

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