Live from Mount Olympus

Onassis Foundation

An adventure for tweens and listeners of all ages, Live from Mount Olympus weaves timeless Greek myths with the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers and the imaginative power of audio. Hermes, god of storytellers, travelers, and thieves (Tony Award-winner André De Shields) is our host.

Season Four: Prometheus: You’d think being able to see the future would be a gift – but Prometheus’s visions are never completely clear, and he quickly learns that not everyone wants to see what lies ahead.  When he glimpses a coming war that will threaten the whole world, Prometheus knows he must forge an unlikely alliance with the young Olympian Zeus.  But their friendship is tested when they find they have very different ideas about how to restore a shattered world.

Season Three: Atalanta: A tiny newborn, abandoned in the forest, is adopted by a mama bear who raises her as her own. Under the divine guidance of Artemis and Athena, the bear girl grows up wise and strong, a skilled archer ready for adventure. When she meets the greatest heroes in all Greece - who are none too happy to hunt alongside a girl - Atalanta surprises them all.

Season Two: Demeter and Persephone: Persephone is eager to strike out on her own for the first time, but is immediately pulled into the underworld and must find her power in the darkness. Her mother Demeter fights to bring her back to the sunlight, and nothing can grow.  Can the Olympians stop fighting before humanity starves?

Season One: Perseus: Young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, and must strike out on a dangerous quest full of terrifying monsters, powerful gods, and a brave girl who will change our hero’s life forever.

Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation. This bold and original audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, Zhailon Levingston, and Keenan Tyler Oliphant. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.

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Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.

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Get ready for an unexpected hero!  Live from Mount Olympus: Atalanta Trailer
11-04-2023
Get ready for an unexpected hero! Live from Mount Olympus: Atalanta Trailer
Season Three of Live from Mount Olympus begins! A tiny newborn is abandoned in the forest of Arcadia. Raised by bears, the baby grows up fierce and strong, with the wild and beautiful heart of the forest beating inside her. Yet when she ventures into the human world, everyone she meets thinks they’re doing her a favor by telling her how to dress and act and be, and she must fight to decide for herself who she is and where she belongs. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, and Jillian Walker. André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 1: “Who would leave a baby in the forest???”
18-04-2023
Atalanta 1: “Who would leave a baby in the forest???”
Abandoned with nothing but a scrap of cloth which bears her name, a baby cries on the forest floor. The goddesses Artemis and Athena watch in astonishment as a mother bear, grieving for her own lost cub , nurses the tiny newborn. On the same day, the Fates visit a newborn prince, and predict a terrible end to his life. What will become of these two babes? Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. Thanks to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm for the sound of their spinning wheel. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 2: “Once an outcast always an outcast”
25-04-2023
Atalanta 2: “Once an outcast always an outcast”
Atalanta dares her bear cub siblings to leave the shelter of the forest. As they gorge on grapes in a vineyard, they overhear gossipy birds who know much more about Atalanta’s life than she does, until Mama Bear suddenly warns them of danger. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 3: "A place to escape from princely concerns?"
02-05-2023
Atalanta 3: "A place to escape from princely concerns?"
Young Meleager enjoys the quiet of the forest, until his father, King Oeneus, shouts through the trees to wish him happy birthday.  They return to the palace for the festival of the first fruits, and everyone celebrates!  But they have made a terrible mistake – which places their kingdom in dire peril. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker. And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 4: “I love that you call these human girls ‘little bears!”
09-05-2023
Atalanta 4: “I love that you call these human girls ‘little bears!”
Artemis and Athena think Atalanta is ready to meet the Arktoi – the young followers Artemis calls “little bears.” Atalanta teaches the girls to hunt and fish and the ways of the wild, and is surprised by how much she starts to enjoy their company. When the Arktoi return home to their families, Atalanta realizes she needs to learn more about the human world, and strikes out on her own. But danger lurks in the forest. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, and Jillian Walker. Special appearance by John Turturro as King Iassus. And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 5: “I am here to hunt, so I dress as a hunter. Why are you here?"
16-05-2023
Atalanta 5: “I am here to hunt, so I dress as a hunter. Why are you here?"
When Atalanta and Meleager arrive in Calydon, the heroes feasting at King Oeneus’ table greet them with jeers and rude jokes.  But Atalanta astonishes them all as they hunt the enormous wild boar ravaging the kingdom. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, and Jillian Walker. Special appearance by John Turturro as King Iassus. And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 6: "No one can defy The Fates, not even the gods."
23-05-2023
Atalanta 6: "No one can defy The Fates, not even the gods."
Meleager and Atalanta flee into the forest.  But is there anywhere they can find safety? Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 7: "With all that has happened, do you think she could ever learn to love us?"
30-05-2023
Atalanta 7: "With all that has happened, do you think she could ever learn to love us?"
Invited back to meet her human parents, Atalanta must navigate the challenges of royal life and the complicated responsibilities of being a princess. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christian Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.
Atalanta 8: “A hero’s reward!”
06-06-2023
Atalanta 8: “A hero’s reward!”
Several suitors have been foolish enough to compete for Atalanta’s hand, and all have lost their races – and their lives.  If even princes can’t compete with her, how can a poet somehow find a way to win the race and capture the heart of the princess of Arcadia? Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet), Zhailon Levingston (Chicken & Biscuits, Director of Initiatives at Broadway Avocacy Coalition), Ahmad Simmons (Performer in Hadestown, Carousel, Westside Story, Associate Choreograph, Hadestown), and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director, Hadestown & Director, PlayCo’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is our executive producer. Our series creator and showrunner is Peabody Award-winning producer Julie Burstein. Our actors include: Carlo Alban, Ben Beckley, Kayla Bennett, Sumaya Bouhbal, Vinie Burrows, Sean Carvajal, Jill Frutkin, Abel Garcia, Divine Garland, Halima Henderson, Joanne Hernandez, Monée Cheri Hunter, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Nehemiah Luckett, Kimberly Marable, Jake Margolin, Justin Medina, James Harrison Monaco, Gregg Mozgala, Xavier Pacheco, Elena Reyes, Mickey Robinson, Cat Rodríguez, Max Samuels, Kristen Sieh, John Turturro, Jillian Walker And André De Shields is Hermes Special thanks to Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. This season, The TEAM’s Interim Producing Director Nidia Medina and Producing Associate Chandler Smith led production, with support from the new Producing Director Emma Orme. We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg. Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor and Claire Striet is our production assistant. Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Music composed by Magdalini Giannikou, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is series humor consultant. A big thank you to our creative advisors: Dr. Michael Cohen, Effie Tsiotsiou, Dr. Janet Handler Burstein and Richard Nodell. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA and Olivia Buntaine is antiquities consultant for our show. Marketing by Causelab. Social Media management by Milagros Verendia. Press by Blake Zidell. Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Live from Mount Olympus was recorded with tracking engineers Marc Frongillo and Violette Furton at Dubway Studios and Roy Hendrickson at The Power Station at Berklee NYC. This season is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Janet Handler Burstein, who believed that these myths continue to express our human struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org. Live from Mount Olympus is distributed by PRX.

Season 2

Live From Mount Olympus: Persephone: Trailer
12-04-2022
Live From Mount Olympus: Persephone: Trailer
When a young goddess strikes out on her own for the first time, she is pulled into a terrifying journey, and must find her power in the darkness. Her mother fights to get her back – and the fate of all humanity lies in the balance. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. The podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. This richly imagined audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include: Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Divine Garland, Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemia Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, and Ching Valdes-Aran. And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg.  Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Live from Mount Olympus music is composed by Magdalini Giannikou; edited, mixed, and mastered by Luca Bordonaro; and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.
Persephone 1: You Don’t Trust Me to Strike Out on My Own!
19-04-2022
Persephone 1: You Don’t Trust Me to Strike Out on My Own!
Persephone is tired of always being tied to her mother’s side. But when she runs off to attend a picnic with her friends Athena and Artemis, her curiosity leads to a terrifying fall and the beginning of a perilous journey. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The richly imagined audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include: Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Divine Garland, Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemia Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, and Ching Valdes-Aran. And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg.  Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Live from Mount Olympus music was composed by Magdalini Giannikou, edited, mixed, and mastered by Luca Bordonaro, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.
Persephone 2: Where is My Daughter?
26-04-2022
Persephone 2: Where is My Daughter?
When she hears Persephone’s cry, Demeter runs to the meadow where Artemis and Athena are searching for their friend.  But Persephone has completely disappeared. Demeter turns to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, magic, and the night, for help.  Together they stop Helios from taking the sun across the sky until he tells them what he knows.  It’s worse than Demeter had feared.  While Demeter mourns, the earth withers. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The richly imagined audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX.  Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include: Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Divine Garland, Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemia Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, and Ching Valdes-Aran. And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg.  Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo.   Live from Mount Olympus music was composed by Magdalini Giannikou, with help from Luca Bordonaro, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio.  Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.
Persephone 3: Are You Kidnapping Me?
03-05-2022
Persephone 3: Are You Kidnapping Me?
Wrenched out of the sunlit meadow, Persephone confronts Hades, ruler of the underworld, and his three-headed dog, the terrifying yet strangely affectionate Cerberus.  Persephone runs away from Hades’ gloomy palace, but learns there is no way home. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The bold and original audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX.  Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include: Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Divine Garland, Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemia Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, and Ching Valdes-Aran. And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg.  Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo.   Live from Mount Olympus music was composed by Magdalini Giannikou, with help from Luca Bordonaro, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio.  Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.
Persephone 4: We Thought You Were Just Some Regular Old Lady!
10-05-2022
Persephone 4: We Thought You Were Just Some Regular Old Lady!
Demeter is furious at Zeus and done with Olympus. So she disguises herself as an old woman to live among mortals. She finds a family that needs her help and tries to fit in – but it’s hard to keep her power under wraps.  Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The bold and original audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer. Live from Mount Olympus is presented by TRAX from PRX. Find out more at Onassis.link/Olympus Our actors include: Kayla Bennett, Eric Berryman, Vinie Burrows, Jaaliyah Casey, Divine Garland, Mari Harris, Joanne Hernandez, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Anna Kendrick, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Christina Liberus, Kimberly Marable, Nehemia Luckett, Jake Margolin, James Harrison Monaco, Isabella Rossellini, Kristen Sieh, Nidra Sous la Terre, Eierene Tuakora, and Ching Valdes-Aran. And André De Shields is Hermes. Special thanks to Calvin Samuel Blanch, Elliot Byler, Sam Chavrichs, Adrienne Hopkins, Caroline Hopkins, and Natalie Hopkins. The TEAM’s Producing Director is Alexandra Lalonde, and Producing Manager is Laura Elliot.  We had casting support from Melissa Friedman of Epic Theater Ensemble. Our writer is Nathan Yungerberg.  Tessa Zitter is assistant producer and Yonatan Rekem is assistant editor.  Audio production and mix by John Melillo. Live from Mount Olympus music was composed by Magdalini Giannikou, with help from Luca Bordonaro, and performed by Banda Magda. Jason Adam Katzenstein created our illustrations and is our series humor consultant. Michael Kendrick is Program Director for Onassis USA.  Marketing and social media management by Karina Grudnikov and Caroline English.  Press by Blake Zidell.  Graphic design by Onassis Creative Studio. Since 1975, the Onassis Foundation has been dedicated to culture, community, and education, with projects that can effectively inspire social change and justice across borders. Learn more at www.onassis.org.