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Theater for your ears lets you focus on the words…and the magic of audible emotion. On our podcast channel Filament, you’ll experience new plays, eerie tales, fascinating interviews and lots of insight about the arts. Filament is also the home of our annual Lights Up! festival of new plays. Scroll down to listen, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Filament is sponsored in part by San Jose Water Company.

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Lights Up! 2023

This year, we’ve focused on one stellar new play: “Second Hand Gods,” by Peggy Powell. Directed by Caitlin Papp, this radio play features voice acting by Maria Marquis and Nick Mandracchia, with music, editing and sound design by George Psarras and guitars by Paul Psarras. Listen on our website or wherever you get your podcasts.

Play on Words

Play on Words is a literary arts series that unites emerging and established artists. Hear an original story by Melissa Flores Anderson, performed by Play on Words co-founder Melinda Marks. City Lights’ Rebecca Wallace also interviews co-founder Julia Halprin Jackson.

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Filament and the Lights Up! festival of new plays are generously sponsored by San Jose Water Company