Joanna Stingray Video — Rock History Tour on Tverskaya

Los Angeles and Leningrad, Gorbachev and Nixon, McDonalds and the Moscow Art Theatre, Viktor Tsoi and David Bowie, Soviet Hippies and the KGB. 30 years after having become an enemy of the Soviet State, Joanna Stingray calls Stephen Thomas Ochsner to walk him down Tverskaya and through the history of Russian rock ’n’ roll. As the two Americans uncover how little Stephen knows about Moscow, they also discover a mutual admiration for Russia and grapple with the concept of freedom.

Watch the whole conversation on the Mobile Theater app, which creates the cinema experience on your smartphone. This innovative new app combines elite theater-level scriptwriting and performance with cutting-edge digital technology, showcasing audio performances in city streets.

For more information on Joanna Stingray’s memoir, Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground click here.