Houses on the Moon Podcast
Houses on the Moon Podcast is an original eight episode storytelling series dedicated to amplifying the unheard voice. Each episode features a remarkable true story (or two) curated from over twenty years of Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s unique development process of storytelling workshops and interviews with real people. The first season spotlights tales from individuals whose lives have been touched by guns; parents of gender-expansive children; families with incarcerated loved ones; a global conversation between LGBTQ+ storytellers in the U.S. and India; and undocumented youth. These stories, adapted for audio, are followed by in-depth conversations with host Jeffrey Solomon, the storytellers, and featured community partners. The podcast also features original music by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator Raliegh Neal II.
Stay tuned for more information about Season Two coming soon!
#10 – BONUS EPISODE: ART CLASS MATTERS!
When Students at the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts looked around their school, they had a bad case of the “blahs.” It was an art school without art, they said. They dreamed of making change but felt powerless and stuck until an idea long hindered began to bloom. In this episode, they discuss […]
#9 – BONUS EPISODE: “DON’T SAY GAY?”
“Don’t Say Gay?” We don’t think so! In response to Florida’s new legislation banning classroom discussions of LGBTQ+ issues and lives, students from PRISM, Aviation High School’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, spoke to Brandon Wolf and Pat Padilla from Equality Florida about the fight against this controversial bill. Learn more in this special feature interview […]
Podcast Episode #8: Luck of the Draw
Episode 8 of the Houses on the Moon Podcast spotlights another true tale from gUN COUNTRY, our storytelling workshops with people whose lives have been touched by guns. In “Luck of the Draw” Antonius Wiriadjaja recounts how art and storytelling helped him survive a shooting and how he was forever changed by the love and […]
Podcast Episode #7: Por Vs Para; Missives From the Wormhole
On this episode, we share true tales from Houses on the Moon’s international LGBTQ+ story-sharing project The “Q Story Stream.” We have 2 stories about teachers learning very different lessons. When our own Jeffrey Solomon tries to help a bullied student in the drama class he teaches on Staten Island, the adult discovers you never […]
Podcast Episode #6: Zudaydah with a Backwards Z
On Episode 6 of the Houses on the Moon Podcast, we share Zudaydah Rivera’s true tale from Houses on the Moon’s SHARED SENTENCES, a storytelling project with people who have incarcerated loved ones. Zudaydah was just 4 years old when she first visited her father in a maximum security prison. In her story, “Zudaydah with […]
Podcast Episode #5: Certificate of Fluency
On this episode of the Houses on the Moon Podcast, we spotlight another true tale from our cross-cultural LGBTQ story-sharing project, “Q Story Stream.” In “Certificate of Fluency,” Cori Bratby-Rudd describes the realization of her lifelong dream to study in a foreign exchange program, and the fear of judgement from her host family over her […]
Podcast Episode #4: Telenovela
Our pilot episode highlights Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s 2014 storytelling piece gUN COUNTRY. HOTM artist Ian Eaton performs “STEVE”: Having lost his When their son wants to dress up as Princess Elsa, of course, these two gay dads from New York City are cool with it, right? In “Luca’s Journey,” Carlos Encinias tells […]
Podcast Episode #3: I Did Not Kill Brian; The Hollow
Highlighting America’s fraught relationship with guns, this episode features true stories from Houses on the Moon’s gUN COUNTRY, based on the accounts of those whose lives have been impacted by guns. In “I Did Not Kill Brian,” Brenda Currin shares how a late night home intrusion and her decision whether or not to pick up […]
Podcast Episode #2: Luca’s Journey
When their son wants to dress up as Princess Elsa, of course, these two gay dads from New York City are cool with it, right? In “Luca’s Journey,” Carlos Encinias tells the true story of parenting a gender-expansive child with his husband, and the resistance they encounter from surprising places. Jeffrey Solomon chats with Carlos […]