Staging Success - For the Right Reasons

The UptownWorks Sound Team worked with the talented actors at Wesleyan University Theater to create this hilarious and, at times, gut wrenching audio drama. With teammates and castmates from around the country involved in this performance, we got the chance to hone in our remote recording process. Recording a show from multiple places isn't always easy but by now we're getting to be darn good at it! Director Miranda Haymon made working on this project a dream and we are looking forward to working with them again soon! More deets to come!

For the right reasons is the story of two New York families, each facing challenges to stay afloat; between sickness, immigration status troubles, addiction, and navigating identity, the families both simultaneously arrive at a boiling point and make one act of desperation in order to save each other.

Director: Sivan Battat

Company Manager & Playwriting Mentor: Xavier Galva

Sound Designer: Noel Nichols

Recordist and Sound Associate: Bailey Trierweiler

Illustrator: Christopher O'Neal

Stage Manager & Playwriting Mentor: Uma Paranjpe

Cast: Khushba Ahmed, Sajeda Elsayed, Danish Farooqui, Xavier Galva, Ryan F. Johnson, Jillian Khul, Uma Paranjpe, Megan Richards, Marcus Smith, Sharone Sayegh, Kaitlynn Suggs, Ceming Zeng, Martin Yousif Zebari