Works of Love is an audio drama centering around love and its cost: grief.
It is a story centered on recent widower Julian Silver as he attempts to steady himself after his wife, Coraline’s passing. He does so by connecting to her work, the eponymous “Works of Love” a show where she would read listener submitted essays about love and its various shapes it takes, perhaps a stranger’s smile at a particularly vulnerable moment, or the temperamental affection of a cat who’s lived with you through all the partners you thought were “the one”. All this done to reconnect with a feeling whose absence is devastating.
Created for people who wish to explore the complexities and varieties of love without a starry-eyed naivety, but without a deep-set cynicism about the impossibilities of real connection. This show is for the people who want to reach towards the more difficult, the more intimate.
Set in Seattle, WA in modern-day America, the show seeks to express the vast range of experiences in this country, at this time. Be it the broader embrace of the concept of family, the experiences of the LGBTQIA, people of color, and those with mental health conditions.
Each episode is written, narrated and mastered by Elliott Rose save for the interview episodes. The interview episodes (episodes 5 & 15) are long form improvs wherein the actors are individually responsible for creating their characters and before recording agree to a shared backstory. On the day-of-recording the actors converse as the characters with the intention of creating an intimate and unmannered conversation for three-to-four hours which is cut down and shaped by the edit to under an hour.
To see and read about the Cast & Crew go here.