David Greenberger

David Greenberger has spent the past three decades conversing with the elderly and publishing the results in a periodical called The Duplex Planet. His approach is outside the realm of oral history, focusing on exploring what the whole of society has in common with old folks: individualism, a desire to be known, and a hope of growing old with dignity. The work has yielded monologue performances, books, CDs, a comic book adaptation, two documentaries, a one-act play, and a short film.


Beyond being atmospheric and scene setting, music can play an active role in audio pieces. David Greenberger has worked with a wide range of musicians and composers for his radio monologues, which are adapted from conversations he has with the elderly.