19 episodes

A scripted, episodic audio drama that explores human connections, made and missed, with an existential flare (and an all-star cast!). Whether consumed together or independently, the comedy, tragedy, and soul of Around the Sun embraces one character’s assertion that, “We’re never alone… even if it feels like the opposite is often true.” The series was created by Brad Forenza, and produced via remote technology throughout the pandemic, and onward.
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Across seasons, Around the Sun features the voice acting talents of: Caroline Aaron (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Adassa (Encanto), David Alan Basche (The Exes), Joanna Bonaro (Good 'n Screwed), Dolores Catania (RHONJ), Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life), François Clemmons (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Veanne Cox (Cinderella), Richard Kind (Mad About You), Richard Kline (Three's Company), Jennie Kwan (California Dreams), David LaRosa (Clandestine), Piper Laurie (Carrie), Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl), Christine Nagy (106.7 Lite FM), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Taylor Purdee (Killian and the Comeback Kids), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Sally Struthers (All in the Family), Maureen Van Zandt (The Sopranos​), Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares), BD Wong (Jurassic Park), Ryan Wotherspoon (Fogg), and Brad Forenza (A Case of Blue)… all playing humans, yearning to connect.
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Around the Sun is a Best Version of Yourself production, as presented by the Broadway Podcast Network. Continue the conversation online (#AroundTheSunPodcast; www.AroundTheSunPodcast.com) and via series creator Brad Forenza (fb: @BVOYLLC; insta @BradForenza; tw: @BradForenza).

Around the Sun Audio Drama & Radio Plays

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A scripted, episodic audio drama that explores human connections, made and missed, with an existential flare (and an all-star cast!). Whether consumed together or independently, the comedy, tragedy, and soul of Around the Sun embraces one character’s assertion that, “We’re never alone… even if it feels like the opposite is often true.” The series was created by Brad Forenza, and produced via remote technology throughout the pandemic, and onward.
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Across seasons, Around the Sun features the voice acting talents of: Caroline Aaron (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Adassa (Encanto), David Alan Basche (The Exes), Joanna Bonaro (Good 'n Screwed), Dolores Catania (RHONJ), Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life), François Clemmons (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Veanne Cox (Cinderella), Richard Kind (Mad About You), Richard Kline (Three's Company), Jennie Kwan (California Dreams), David LaRosa (Clandestine), Piper Laurie (Carrie), Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl), Christine Nagy (106.7 Lite FM), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Taylor Purdee (Killian and the Comeback Kids), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Sally Struthers (All in the Family), Maureen Van Zandt (The Sopranos​), Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares), BD Wong (Jurassic Park), Ryan Wotherspoon (Fogg), and Brad Forenza (A Case of Blue)… all playing humans, yearning to connect.
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Around the Sun is a Best Version of Yourself production, as presented by the Broadway Podcast Network. Continue the conversation online (#AroundTheSunPodcast; www.AroundTheSunPodcast.com) and via series creator Brad Forenza (fb: @BVOYLLC; insta @BradForenza; tw: @BradForenza).

    Red Earth Realty (Adassa & Richard Kind)

    Red Earth Realty (Adassa & Richard Kind)

    A displaced New Yorker faces a new hustle on his quest for peace and quiet in the American southwest. Starring chart-topping singer Adassa ("We Don't Talk About Bruno") and Drama Desk winner Richard Kind (The Big Knife). Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 11 min
    Fallout Girls (Caroline Aaron & Jennie Kwan)

    Fallout Girls (Caroline Aaron & Jennie Kwan)

    A newly canned Earth Warrior confronts the possibility of life outside her toxic existence. Starring Two-time SAG Award winner Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Behind the Voice Actors Awards nominee Jennie Kwan (Avatar: The Last Airbender). Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 12 min
    Area 51 (Bruce Vilanch & Taylor Purdee)

    Area 51 (Bruce Vilanch & Taylor Purdee)

    A cadet's oath to defend personal freedom is challenged by a superior's desire to protect the homeland against all things alien. Starring Two-time Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch (Get Bruce) and singer/songwriter Taylor Purdee. Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 10 min
    Off the Reservation (Richard Kline & Jennie Kwan)

    Off the Reservation (Richard Kline & Jennie Kwan)

    A newly single man seeks to revive his youth- and the one that got away- at a desert music festival. Starring TV icons Richard Kline (Three's Company) and Jennie Kwan (California Dreams). Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 12 min
    Mirage (Mindy Cohn & Taylor Purdee)

    Mirage (Mindy Cohn & Taylor Purdee)

    Aunt Nora's desert enterprise is finally blossoming with potential, but her sordid past is still unearthed. Starring Emmy nominee Mindy Cohn (Scooby Doo) and independent filmmaker Taylor Purdee (Killian and the Comeback Kids). Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 15 min
    Coyotes (Piper Laurie)

    Coyotes (Piper Laurie)

    A grandmother pacifies her hyperactive grandson with history, stories, and marshmallows under the stars that coyote once hung. Starring acclaimed actress and three-time Oscar nominee, Piper Laurie (The Hustler, Carrie, Children of a Lesser God). Hosted by Brad Forenza.
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mark Contorno ,

Tasty Complexities

I’ve been listening to this podcast series of short plays since the first three episodes dropped mid October. Nine of them have been broadcast since then with all being both engrossing and thought provoking. Brad Forenza, creator, an actor and writer of the podcast offers up food for thought by invoking the complexities of how humans relate to each other and our complicated existence. He is a very talented writer who artfully pulls you into each story’s narrative. The moment his characters start speaking you can't help, but stay engaged until the conversation ends. What ever your theatrical proclivity, there is something here that most everyone will find tasty.

brendan joel ,

A beautiful podcast and a beautiful person

This man can do anything. With kindness and sensitivity Brad Forenza is successful in all aspects but especially matters of the heart.

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