GW Rodriguez

Sound Designer/Composer

A sound design and composition portfolio

Pope Joan

Playwright: Bella Ponyton Director: Tara Matkosky Produced: Boston University


This premiere production of Pope Joan is a story of a man, Gerard, and a woman, Joan.  They struggle being together because of the religious hierarchy in-which Joan is impersonating a man to become a priest.  She eventually becomes the pope, but it’s her unwillingness to give up the church and live her lige with Gerard that destroys any hope of a future for them.  The show begins with Gerard in a cell waiting to be executed and finds solace in giving confession to a woman.  The entire play is a jumble of flashbacks forcing Gerard to relive the past.