Gregory Whitehead

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Gregory Whitehead is the writer, director and producer of more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters.

His plays have won numerous major awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of the Unspeakable, a Prix Futura for Shake, Rattle, Roll and a Sony Gold Academy Award for The Loneliest Road. His recent (2005) production of Normi Noel’s No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver, also received a Sony Gold Academy Award.

Whitehead is a frequent performer in literary cabarets and mixed media theater events, as well as a featured guest speaker at conferences and audio festivals throughout the US and Europe. He has collaborated with Mark Sussman and Allen Weiss on a Theater of the Ears, and has also experimented with small-scale puppet and toy theaters.

Whitehead is the co-editor of the anthology of writings on the history of radio and audio art, Wireless Imagination: sound radio and the avant-garde, and the author of numerous essays that explore the politics and paradoxes of radiophonic space.
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