Art House presents a radio play of Martin Casella’s Black Tom Island. Funded in part through the Hudson County Historical Partnership Grant, Casella’s play has been adapted as a radio play and distributed as a podcast directed by Darren Lee. Sound design by Megumi Katayama. Featuring actors Michael Stewart Allen, Damian Buzzerio, Mason Hensley, and Jenna Krasowski. Narration by Executive Director Meredith Burns.
Listen to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-house-productions
Listen on YouTube (with closed captions): https://youtu.be/2NvJ4okUZXc
A free virtual panel discussion about the historical event featuring historians and the play’s creative team will take place on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00pm EST on Zoom. Register now → Black Tom Island Historical Panel
Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack. Today, the Black Tom site is part of New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. A historical marker is located in the southeast corner of the park.
Poster art by Emmanuel Vozos / American Octopus.