Jane Pek Performs an Excerpt of Her Short Story
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the fourteenth episode of the fourth season, Jane Pek reads an excerpt from her story “Portrait of Two Young Ladies in White and Green Robes (Unidentified Artist, Circa 16th Century),” backed by an original Storybound remix with Daniel Frankhuizen, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Jane Pek was born and grew up in Singapore, and now lives in New York. She has a BA in History from Yale University, a JD from the New York University School of Law, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, and her debut novel, The Verifiers, is forthcoming from Vintage/Knopf in February 2022.
Daniel Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups. He has performed in venues from Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Storm King Art Center. He has served as principal cellist for the Empire Chamber Orchestra and Opera in the Ozarks Festival Orchestra. Daniel is also a founding member of the Orvieto Piano Trio, a group that over the last ten years, has performed classical piano trio literature throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy.
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