Hoover in Love by Sam Gold

Hoover in Love by Sam Gold was commissioned by the Outworks LGBTQ New Play Festival in Spring of 2015 at Louisiana State University and was directed by Josh Rodriguez. Alexander was the dramaturg and sound designer.

For this piece, I was sent on a mission to uncover any audio which came from both the height of J. Edgar Hoover's career and following his death that concerned his affair with Clyde Tolson--as this affair was the centre of the text. This lead me down a path of very odd videos uploaded to YouTube of documentary and radio clips that I mixed to create different cues within the piece.

Hear the opening cue of Hoover in Love

Read Alexander's Program Note for Hoover in Love