Making The Sound of Loneliness

Directed by Simon Usher

A drive through the landscape of one of America's most celebrated writers, played loud to the standard rock and roll progression of C, A minor, F, G chords.

Famous for the flint edged poetry of his stage work, from True West, Fool For Love and the Pulitzer prize winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard has also written scores of acclaimed stories, memoirs and poems of life on the road. Actors Touring Company brings to life these tender, funny, sad, lustful tales from Hawk Moon, Motel Chronicles, Cruising Paradise, Slave of the Camera, Great Dream of Heaven and Day Out of Days. We're gonna rip it up tonight!
Conceived by Jack Tarlton

Created by Jack Tarlton and Simon Usher with music by Benjamin Kritikos of Herons! Directed by Simon Usher

"Sam Shepard is the greatest U.S. playwright of his generation and since 1964 he has mapped out a huge mythic territory... his plays soar over the empty tracts of the Midwest, celebrate the space, energy and naive optimism of the new-found lands." Time Out


"Evocatively conjures up all those endless highways, motels and empty badlands that dominate Sam Shepard’s work."

Jonathan Lovett, The Stage



  • - Latitude Festival (Henham)