Posted by Larry Gleeson
THROUGH PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND DAILY SOUND BATHS, AUDIBLE CELEBRATES THE NEXT FRONTIER OF BOLD, TRAILBLAZING VOICES
WHAT: Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and seller of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, today announced it will make its Sundance Film Festival debut as the Festival’s exclusive audio entertainment sponsor with The Audible Speakeasy, where stories are stirred, shaken and spoken. Creators and Festival attendees will have the opportunity to attend Los Angeles Times-curated and -hosted panel discussions, daily sound baths and more.
The Speakeasy will provide a home for powerful voices and feature innovative filmmakers and creatives through panel discussions curated and hosted by the Los Angeles Times. Audible Speakeasy attendees are also invited to relax through daily, 30-minute sound baths hosted by a leading voice in sound bath experiences, Sara Auster. Guests will be introduced to sound meditation with guided instructions focused on breathing practices.
The Audible Speakeasy will provide Festival attendees, creators and industry professionals with an inspiring and comfortable meeting place at the center of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Space will be open to the public on Main Street in Park City from Friday, January 24 through Monday, January 27.
Audible has a robust slate of original content featuring exclusive audio entertainment created by celebrated storytellers from the worlds of entertainment, theater, journalism, comedy, literature and more. Audible Originals offer powerful performances created specifically for listeners, spanning every genre and length, from Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane, the intimate portrait of an icon via spoken-word stories from her life, interwoven with the music from her beloved catalog; to Evil Eye, an episodic light-hearted family dramedy turned supernatural thriller by playwright Madhuri Shekar; to Kate McKinnon’s Heads Will Roll, a raunchy episodic satire set in Medieval times produced with Broadway Video and featuring Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Meryl Streep and Peter Dinklage.
WHERE & THE AUDIBLE SPEAKEASY
WHEN: Address: 692 Main Street, Park City (at 7th Street)
Public Hours of Operation: Friday, January 24 – Sunday, January 26:
10:30am – 4:00pm & Monday, January 27: 10:00am – 3:00pm
*Speakeasy will close promptly at 4:00pm (Jan. 24-26) for RSVP-only private events
Daily Public Programming:
9:00 – 10:00am: Sound Bath with Sara Auster (RSVP required)
Afternoon: Los Angeles Times Panel (Jan. 24-26)
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 475,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.
(Source: Press release provided by Gabrielle Flamand, CIVIC on behalf of Audible)