Seven Audiobook, by Anna Deavere Smith Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: a full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2017 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781682660423

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Longest Chapter Length:

66:45 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:08 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

26:09 minutes

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Publisher Description

Seven women give voice to the voiceless. Seven is a documentary play created with the support of Vital Voices Global Partnership and is a collaboration between the playwrights and seven female activists from around the globe, telling inspiring stories of overcoming adversity to effect real change and improve the lives of women.

Included ae panel discussions with Russian activist Marina Pisklakova-Parker and playwrights Paula Cizmar and Susan Yankowitz. The moderators are René Jones, executive director of the United Talent Agency Foundation, and Alyse Nelson, the president, CEO, and co-founder of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance, featuring:

  • Shannon Holt as Marina Pisklakova-Parker
  • Jossara Jinaro as Laura Alonso
  • Alex Kingston as Inez McCormack
  • Emily Kuroda as Mu Sochua
  • Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Hafsat Abiola
  • Annet Mahendru as Farida Azizi
  • Sarah Shahi as Mukhtar Mai

Directed by Judyann Elder and recorded live in performance in January 2017 at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.

Sound Effects Artist and Additional Voices: Jeff Gardner. Production Manager: Tori Burnett. Post-Production Coordinator: Ronn Lipkin. Associate Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording and Mixing Engineer, Sound Designer, and Editor: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

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“This profound listening experience is a live recording of a January 2017 L.A. Theatre Works production, directed by Judyann Elder. Based on interviews with seven female activists from around the globe, this tour de force was created in 2006 with the support of Vital Voices Global Partnership. The voices have their own distinct accents, indicating a range of cultural heritage, from Northern Ireland to Cambodia. They speak unabashedly about their efforts to provide women the support, protection, and resources they need for their success and well-being. The production includes post-performance panel discussions with one of the original seven, Russian activist Marina Pisklakova-Parker, and playwrights Paula Cizmar and Susan Yankowitz. Seven emphasizes the truth that the dignity and rights of women are essential to every culture around the globe.”

— AudioFile 

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About the Authors

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress, teacher, playwright, and the creator of the acclaimed On the Road series of one-woman plays, which are based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal from President Obama and two Obie Awards, and her work also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. Onscreen, she has appeared in many films and television shows, including Philadelphia, The West Wing, Black-ish, and Nurse Jackie. She is a professor in the department of art and public policy at New York University, where she also directs the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. In 2019, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.

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Gary MacFadden is a voice talent based in western Montana, USA. He works in commercial, e-learning, explainer videos, and audiobooks. Gary has narrated and produced over forty audiobooks, and has produced another dozen books for other narrators.