Just in case you missed it – on March 27th, “RUST” was featured on Michigan Radio’s Stateside! Here is an exerpt from the piece:
It’s a familiar Michigan story. In 2008, General Motors decided to shutter a stamping plant in Wyoming – just outside Grand Rapids.
But to Austin Bunn, a new professor of writing at Grand Valley State University, the close of the plant wasn’t the end of a story, but a beginning.
For the next four years, Bunn interviewed the workers at the plant about the experience of job loss, displacement and their lives after the close.
From these transcripts he created a documentary play, RUST. It was originally produced at the Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids
Go to www.michiganradio.org to listen to the complete story, and hear an exerpt from featured actors including Tracey Walker, Rena Dam, Chris Nye, Wayne Swezey, GF Korreck, Paul Arnold, Fred Stella, and Laurence Drozd.