Hedwig Gorski | 13 Donuts Radio Drama

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13 Donuts Radio Drama

by Hedwig Gorski

This is a 30-minute original radio drama using music and sound effects in an old radio drama way to enhance the dialogue and action in the story: Polish immigrants living in New Orleans when martial law is declared against Solidarity in Poland use voodoo.
Genre: Spoken Word: Radio Drama
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This is a 30-minute radio drama about Polish immigrants who live happily in the 7th Ward amongst their Black neighbors in New Orleans. On Dec 13, 1981, they learn General Jaruzelski declared martial law in Poland jailing many Solidarity leaders who fought against the communist regime and Soviet occupation of their nation. Unfortunately, Irena's son had traveled to Poland and not returned. In fear for her son's life, she walks to the French Quarter Voodoo Museum and asks the voodooienne for help that Sunday after mass. The voodooienne throws the bones and gives her tasks to perform warning that there is always a price one must pay for a favor from the gods using voodoo. Irena continues with the ritual anyway.

The drama begins with Polish village music that leads into the dialogue. Sound effects throughout help listeners get into the action. It ends with an authentic clip of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa speaking in Polish. Even though the drama begins and ends with a Polish language song and speech, the dialogue is in English. A narrator with a southern New Orleans accent begins and ends the action showing a charming interest in the immigrant household on his block.

The script was written by Dr. Hedwig Gorski, who was a Fulbright scholar at Wroclaw University in Poland, and lived in New Orleans for several years before moving to a rural parish in Louisiana with her Creole musician husband.


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