October 26, 2011
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

NPR PRESENTS "SNAP JUDGEMENT LIVE!" AT SIDNEY HARMAN HALL
NOVEMBER 12, 2011 AT 8:00 PM

OAKLAND-BASED WEEKLY RADIO SHOW BRINGS ENERGY TO D.C.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Take a fast-paced, raw and intimate journey, when NPR's Snap Judgment comes to D.C. for a LIVE show at Sidney Harman Hall at 8 PM on November 12, 2011. Tickets for this one-night-only event are on sale now. Orchestra seats are $30; mezzanine seats are $20 and available for purchase online through the Sidney Harman Hall website and at the box office.

Snap Judgment, hosted by Glynn Washington and produced in Oakland, Calif., stretches the medium of radio with musical, immersive storytelling that drops listeners into the heart of the story. Since its launch as a weekly program one year ago, Snap Judgment continues to electrify audiences nationwide with its distinct brand of musical storytelling.

For the Harman Hall event, Washington will lead eight renowned storytellers on stage, accompanied by the programís house band, the Snap Judgment Playaz. This special NPR Snap Judgment program will be filmed and recorded as both a radio and television special for distribution early next year.

In July 2010, NPR launched Snap Judgment as a weekly program out of Oakland. In the short time since it's become one of NPRí's fastest-growing programs, broadcast on more than 150 NPR member stations nationwide. Listeners can also subscribe to a free, weekly podcast of the program. Washington describes the show as "intimate, sexy, musical, real-life storytelling that allows audiences to walk a mile in someone else's shoes."

WAMU 88.5FM will air Snap Judgment on Sunday, October 30th at 6 a.m. and Sunday, November 6th at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

NPR hosts occasional conversations and performances at stages across the country. NPR is an award-winning, multimedia news organization and an influential force in American life. In collaboration with more than 910 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to create a more informed public - one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. NPR programming can be heard in Washington, D.C. on WAMU 88.5; find other NPR Members stations at www.npr.org/stations.

EVENT SNAPSHOT:

WHAT: Snap Judgment Live!, a rare evening with the NPR series that delivers storytelling, with a beat
WHO: Host Glynn Washington, joined by dynamic storytellers and Snapís house band
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 8:00PM (ET)
WHERE: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. TICKETS: $30 for orchestra; $20 for mezzanine. Purchase at www.shakespearetheatre.org or at the Box Office, tel: (202) 547-1122
INFO: www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=331