In the Last Frontier, sometimes it isn't "Go Fish," it's "Go Mouse."
Gone Mousin' was produced for the 2007 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Dollar Storeys.
Rebecca Sheir came to Alaska by way of Iowa City, where she received her MFA from the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program in May 2006. While in the heartland, Rebecca worked at WSUI, Eastern Iowa’s NPR news station, as the producer and co-host of Weekend America: Iowa Edition; guest host of Talk of Iowa: Live From the JavaHouse; and local drive-time voice of All Things Considered. She also designed and taught the undergraduate radio essay/commentary course, Radio Voices. Before moving to Iowa, Rebecca lived in New York City, where she received her BA from Columbia University and worked in off-Broadway theater production and casting. Her work has aired on public radio stations across the country.
The Dollar Storeys project invited any/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by one of three items purchased at a dollar store:
- ceramic mug sporting feisty feminist banter
- 4-pack of wooden mousetraps
- an old-school bicycle bell
Gone Mousin' was inspired by the mousetraps.
Read more about and listen to all 82 Dollar Storeys.
Hear more audio work from Rebecca Sheir.