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Live from Mount Olympus

Season 2: Persephone longs for the chance to do more than paint the flowers that suddenly bloom wherever she steps as she trails behind her mother Demeter. When Persephone breaks free to join her friends Artemis and Athena for a picnic, she is suddenly stolen away to the underworld, full of intimidating gods and misunderstood monsters. On her own for the first time, Persephone struggles to find her way in the dark world below. Demeter tears apart the world above to bring her daughter back to the sunlight, and nothing can grow.  When nothing grows, humans starve. Can the gods stop fighting  so humanity can survive? Season 1: When young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, he has to strike out on a dangerous quest.  Hermes, god of luck and thieves (Hadestown's André De Shields), is our host for this tale of terrifying monsters, powerful gods, and a brave girl who will change our hero’s life forever. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation.  This bold and original audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?), and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX.  Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray,  Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, Ching Valdes-Aran, and Jillian Walker.  And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, Natalie Hopkins, and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Season 1 sound design and audio production by David Schulman; episodes 1-6 written by Alexie Basil with story editor Nalini Jones; episodes 7-9 written by Nathan Yungerberg Live from Mount Olympus music was composed by Magdalini Giannikou, edited, mixed, and mastered by Luca Bordonaro, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou Music edited, mixed and mastered by Luca Bordonaro Music performed by Banda Magda Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio.  Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.

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Season 1 Trailer - The Prophecy

Locked up in a tall stone tower by her father the king, Princess Danae is terribly lonely. But she has a big secret. When it’s revealed she has to face her father’s rage. What will happen to her next? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

7mins

26 Jan 2021

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Perseus 1: A Question and a Quest

A fisherman named Dictys finds a big wooden crate caught in his nets. Inside are a mother and her baby. Dictys takes them back to his simple little hut and cares for them as if they were his own family. As baby Perseus grows into a young man, he wonders where he came from and who he really is, and makes a crazy vow to save his mom from an evil king. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

21mins

2 Feb 2021

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Perseus Bonus — The Trickster

Hermes is barely out of his cradle when he comes up with a tricky plan to join the other gods on Mount Olympus. Annoying his big brother Apollo is the first step. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

7mins

2 Feb 2021

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Perseus 2: We're Related???

Perseus meets two powerful half-siblings he never knew he had, and confronts his mother Danae about the secrets she’s kept his whole life. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

22mins

9 Feb 2021

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Perseus 3: I Smell Fear

Hermes flies Perseus to the Island of Cisthene, where the Gray Sisters live. They’re three very old ladies — how hard could it be for Perseus to get what he needs? Plenty hard, as he quickly finds out. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

15mins

16 Feb 2021

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Perseus 4: The Cavern of Serpent Doom

Like big brothers and sisters everywhere, Hermes and Athena enjoy scaring their little brother Perseus with tales of warriors and monsters. They also help prepare him for what he must do to save his mom. But to become a hero, he must face Medusa on his own. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.  Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus  Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.  Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein. 

18mins

23 Feb 2021

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Perseus 5: The Weight of the Sky

In the Garden of the Hesperides, Hermes gathers apples for the next leg of the journey while Perseus collects stories from the Titan Atlas, who holds up the sky. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

16mins

2 Mar 2021

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Perseus 6: Sea Monster!

On his way home to Seriphos, Perseus spies a terrifying monster in the sea below.  It’s headed straight towards a high cliff where Perseus glimpses a solitary figure on a rocky ledge. Could that be — a girl??? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.  Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Alexie Basil; story editor Nalini Jones; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

22mins

9 Mar 2021

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Perseus 7: Meet the Parents

Together, they’ve vanquished a sea monster. But can their new love survive Andromeda introducing Perseus to her parents, King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia?  Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes.  Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Nathan Yungerberg; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

16mins

15 Mar 2021

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Perseus 8: I Have What You Sent Me For

Perseus and Andromeda arrive in Seriphos to find the island in chaos. Will Perseus be able to fulfill his quest and set his mother free? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and created by Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include Vinie Burrows, Jill Frutkin, Divine Garland, Amber Gray, Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Kristen Sieh, Jillian Walker, Baby Perseus is played by Calvin Samuel Blanch and Whit Vega Margolin-Vaughan, and André De Shields is Hermes. Our production team includes: sound designer David Schulman; writer Nathan Yungerberg; music composed and performed by Magda Giannikou with Luca Bordonaro; and illustrations by Jason Adam Katzenstein.

18mins

23 Mar 2021

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