the great war through letters

july 1 – august 3, 2014

harry ransom center

This project was featured for a month as part of The Harry Ransom Center’s exhibit: The World at War, 1914-1918. Together with UT graduate student Daniel Carter, paper chairs made an accompanying audio guide for visitors to the museum. Voiced by 13 Austin performers, listed below, the audio guide further humanized and explored The Great War through readings of many of the personal letters featured in the exhibit.


director: Kelli Bland
composer/sound designer: Michael Joplin
performers: Michael Joplin, Rachel Dendy, Lana Dietrich , Jay Byrd , Michelle Keffer, Arthur Simone, Hugo Vargas- Zesati, Nicholas Saenz, Rafael Ruiz, Westen Borghesi, Johnny Walker, Aron Taylor, Paul Lenz

the playlist of tracks that accompanied the exhibit here:

more about The World at War, 1914-1918 exhibit here: