The Public Theater, 1979
Dispatches is a “rock and roll war” based on the book by Michael Herr, who was a reporter for Rolling Stone. The piece portrays the violence of Vietnam as witnessed firsthand by Michael Herr and the movements of music spawned in response to the war.
Composed and Directed by Elizabeth Swados
Music Director: Kris Kukul, Engineer: Chris Abell, Mastering by: Michael Crehore, Piano: Kris Kukul, Guitar: Jock Guthrie, Bass: Jeremy Chatzky, Percussion: Richard Huntley
Recorded at Dubway Studios
Cast: David Driver, Chris Gleim, Blythe Gruda, Simotra Houston, Jo Lampert, Grace McLean, Caitlin Mulhern, Bill Parry, Doug Paulson, Rachel Stern