The Pequod, or, The Lifeboat

Year 2022

Creator Emily Reeves


Story type Radio

Town AugustaRockland

County Knox


Playwright Michael Gorman has been writing and rewriting a series of plays about the opioid epidemic for over two decades. Producer Emily Reeves tells the story of his epic artistic quest that spans from theaters to job sites to a recovery center in Augusta, Maine. Music by Alex Mejia. Archival footage courtesy of The La MaMa Archives/Ellen Stewart Private Collection, and The Forty Hour Club. “Welcome to La MaMa” from La MaMa Cantata courtesy of the Elizabeth Swados Estate.

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