Theatre of the Electric Mouth is an international community of artists, collaborating remotely to create absurd and literary audio dramas.
Stain Resistant Philosophizing
When a group of idealistic young actors film a commercial for The Clothing Company, they discover that the clothes they’re advertising are completely stain-resistant, but their souls, unfortunately, are not.
written by Zach Trebino and directed by Andrew Clark, with sound by Andrew Clark & Zach Trebino
featuring Kristen Aldrich as Gina, Megan Brewer as 2nd AD, Cara Dodge as Angie, Eric Fleising as Tim, Cory Ringdahl as Announcer, Zach Trebino as Director, and Tom Vinson as Fred
I Just Want A Little Something
I Just Want a Little Something was written with iPhone predictive text and then they were talking on the radio and they were all good at it lol. Thanks for letting me know and I’ll keep you posted on how it feels to me so you can make a good day and feel better soon. Hey guys thanks for letting us borrow your Christmas card. Thanks so much. Thanks.
written by Davis Alianiello and directed by Megan Brewer, with sound & video by Zach Trebino
featuring the voices of Kristen Aldrich as Christmas Eve, Andrew Clark as the Bird, Saalika Khan as Ashley, Lyubomir Parushev as The Narrator, and Tom Vinson as Brian
Necrotic Public Radio
Societal rot deepens and personal rot is inevitable. The amoral cruelties of nature are compounded by the immoral cruelties of late capitalism. Only one thing can soothe you — public radio. Its dulcet reportage and lightly humorous anecdotes constitute a final, flickering joy. Necrotic Public Radio is brought to you by your desire for the world to be calm and comprehensible, unto its end, or yours: whichever comes first.
written by Davis Alianiello and directed by Tessara Morgan, with sound by Steve Barroga
featuring Kristen Aldrich as Reporter, Davis Alianiello as Not David Foster Wallace, Molly Cohen as Producer, Justin Evans as Braxton, Cory Ringdahl as Narrator, Rachel Thomas-Levy as You, Zach Trebino as Not Ira Glass, and Tom Vinson as Ron.
Reflections on the World as We Made It
In a poetic, Wurlitzer-soaked memory, a renegade preacher starts a movement that aims to end excess to ensure a future for humanity on planet it. A modern take on Georges Bataille's The Accursed Share, Reflections of the World as We Made It is a histrionic and violent meditation on greed and climate change.
written & directed by Zach Trebino, with sound by The Mysterious Mac
featuring Kristen Aldrich as News Announcer, Andrew Clark as The Memory, Molly Cohen as The Preacher, Justin Evans as The Seer, Jake Regensburg as The Revolting Art Student, Cory Ringdahl as The Narrator, and a chorus of ThEMbers
Your favorite savior's back, and this time he's a crustacean. That's right, Crawfish Jesus has descended to the mortal plane to save us from our sins... That is, if he can avoid being eaten first! Join CJ, his smarmy manager Stan Simmons, and his devoted confidante Susan as they struggle to make The Church of Crawfish Jesus the 21st Century's hottest religion.
written by Andrew Clark and directed by Zach Trebino with sound & video by Zach Trebino and mastering by Will Koch
featuring Andrew Clark as Stan, Eric Fleising as Crawfish Jesus, and Ali Rojek as Susan
Nora was certain that 2020 would be her best year yet. But when the pandemic hits, her plans for intrauterine insemination take an unexpected turn. As it does, Nora 's lonely world crumbles in on itself, leaving her yearning to be a mother more than ever before.
written & directed by Molly Shayna Cohen, with sound design by Lauren Kriel, call waiting music composed by The Mysterious Mac, and sperm donor song performed by Matthew Purpora
featuring Samantha Turret as Nora, Helen Laser as Narrator, Saalika Khan as Tanya, Admiral Grey as Dr. Chizek, Cory Ringdahl as Sperm Donor, Cara Dodge as Shelly / Ensemble, and Lauren Kriel as Newscaster / Ensemble