When Claudia gets pregnant she has a very clear plan for how she wants to give birth. Her pre-natal anxieties inspire her father to create a device for safer deliveries and Claudia realizes that nothing ever goes quite as expected. Includes a conversation with playwright Chiara Atik and Dr. Judith Reichman, an OB/GYN and longtime medical contributor to The Today Show. Bump is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in October 2020. Directed by Rosalind Ayres Producing DIrector: Susan Albert Loewenberg Lucy DeVito as Mary, Apple, Receptionist Anna Lyse Erikson as Lemon, Third Woman Alma Martinez as Maria Anna Mathias as Midwife, Avocado, Doula Ana Ortiz as Claudia Moira Quirk as Walnut, Mama, Second Woman Herbert Sigüenza as Luis André Sogliuzzo as YouTube Guy Devon Sorvari as Grapefruit, Waiting Mother Inger Tudor as Narrator, Plum, Different Mama Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil Wogensen Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner Mixed by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
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About the Narrators
Devon Sorvari is an Earphones Award–winning and Audie Award–nominated narrator. She graduated from NYU’s Circle in the Square program and the Classical Studio. She has nationwide theater credits ranging from Shakespeare to musicals.
Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.
André Sogliuzzo has
been working in the Los Angeles region for the past fifteen years as a voice
actor. He has provided voices for countless characters in movies, animated
programs, and video games, though he has also had some appearing roles in
several movies. André’s area of expertise is the wide array of accents that he
can provide for various characters, which has permitted him to work with some
of the best voice actors and actresses in the country.
Richard Montoya is a founding member of the
satirical performance trio Culture Clash. Montoya became involved at an early
age with art and politics and in particular with the potent mix of Chicano
aesthetics and activism. Like his father José Montoya—the legendary Chicano
artist, poet, and musician—Richard is a multifaceted writer, poet, and talented