From Our Soundbooth | February 25, 2008

Our first installment of the Audio Competition winners features the first place recipient of the Narrative Essay category, Judith Sloan. The essay, “Sweeping Statements,” is a first-person author-read accounting of teaching theatre, writing, and juggling in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. Category judge Jay Allison, of, says the essay “truly left the  page and warranted its existence in sound.”Sloan is an actress, oral historian and audio artist. Her audio pieces have been produced for National Public Radio and New York Public Radio. She is also co-founder of the non-profit arts organization EarSay, The piece was written, voice edited and performed by Judith Sloan; music produced and performed by Taylor Rivelli, for Taylormade Sounds, LLC; trumpets performed by Dave Guy; and music sequencing by Tomek Gross/Judith Sloan.  You can subscribe to our podcast through iTunes, or listen to this entry directly here.