That High Lonesome Sound

By Jeff Augustin, Diana Grisanti, Cory Hinkle, and Charise Castro Smith.

Commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and produced in the 2015 Humana Festival.

Bluegrass has a long and winding history, from Scottish ballads to African-American work songs, from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. In a lively theatrical album of scenes created for the Acting Apprentice Company, four writers respond with playfullness and poignancy to the signature sounds, inherited stories, and cultural impact of this very American – and very Kentucky – music tradition.

Available in print in the anthology Plays from the 2015 Humana Festival here.