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Hollywood, Florida by Tyler Grimes
SERIES FINALE! Five years in the future...the entire West Coast of the United States has been decimated by nuclear war, and now that people have begun to rebuild, they demand to be entertained. So, when the movie industry sets up shop in Hollywood, Florida a desperate monster movie studio looking to capitalize on the modern nuclear hysteria hires a young screenwriter named Edna Wood to write a monster movie about mutated sea lions. Desperate for cash and oddly fascinated by the bizarre specificity of the request, the screenwriter accepts and begins to write the movie. But the deadlines keep getting shorter, the studio more restless, and there is something about the mutated sea lions that look a little too real to be special effects. Nobody will stoop lower to make a buck than the movie maestros in "Hollywood, Florida."
Written by Tyler Grimes. Directed by Kurt Cruz. Starring Jared Corak, Brielle DeMirjian, Joe Morris, and Elizabeth-Ann Moss. Sound engineering, design, and editing by Liz Regan. Play development by Jonathan Smith. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Hell and High Water by Aysha Zackria
Five years in the future...As greenhouse gases accumulate and global warming reaches new heights, string instruments are consistently flat and trumpets are unable to reach the low end of their range. Franklin, a violin maker and climate change denier, refuses to reengineer his instruments or his perspective. Faced with significant criticism from his customers and the subsequent jeopardy his livelihood, will he still ignore reality? Written by Aysha Zackria. Directed by Sara Elizabeth Grant. Starring Beverly Blanchett, Sara Elizabeth Grant, Murphy Hayes, Stephen Hedger, Wally Lurz, Renee Elizabeth Turner, and Jenna Wyatt. Sound engineering and editing by Tyler Grimes. Sound design and original music by Spencer Robelen. Play development by Tyler Grimes. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Artificial Ignorance by Peter M. Carrozzo
Five years in the future...George has just returned home after five years overseas in military intelligence fighting in a war no one seems to know about. He craves a return to normal, everyday life, except a pervasive app, called the Small Talk Assist App, makes that impossible. What will a world where small talk and every day human interactions are dominated by virtual assistants be like?
Written by Peter M. Carrozzo. Directed by Lacey Keane. Starring Barron B. Bass, Katy Corbus, Laura Dadap, Brittany Halls, Ty Hawthorne, Lacey Keane, James Kim, V Ramos, Liz Regan, and Jack Siebert. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Krysta Gonzalez. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sound used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
The Separation by Corey Pajka
Five years in the future...The west coast of the United States votes in favor of secession- a motion that came to be known as “the Separation.” In the ensuing chaos, a shadow government takes control, and democracy is suspended. Somewhere a man named Jeremy is held in a room by an anonymous woman who tortures him with a smartphone app. Jeremy supported the Separation, even after his family left him over it. Now he worries that his decision might have cost him more than his life as he once knew it. Sometimes freedom isn’t taken from us. Sometimes we give it up voluntarily.
Written by Corey Pajka. Directed by Robert A.K. Gonyo. Starring Samantha Cooper, Marlowe Holden, Megan LeKnapp, John Noel, Christina Pitter, and Kia Sayyadi. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Robert AK Gonyo. Play development by Lauren Milici. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Bringing Down the Mouse by Jennifer Schell
Five years in the future... The Walt Disney Company owns every known intellectual property — except one. McKayla Evans, creator of webcomic sensation "April Showers," stands as the final defense against The Mouse's complete cultural monopoly. When the rights to her creation are sold to Disney without her consent, McKayla sets out to take back what's hers. With the help of her agent-with-benefits and a former Disney employee, McKayla will uncover the truth about Disney's dealings in her mission to bring down the Mouse once and for all.
Written by Jennifer Schell. Directed by Tyler Grimes. Starring Gabriel Celik, Tyler Grimes, Dave Hamar, Kimmi Johnson, Joe Rawda, and Marlo Rodriguez. Sound engineering by Tyler Grimes. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Liz Regan. Play development by Alex Flanigan. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. "Waves" by Odysseus Licensed by Label Worx (on behalf of Opulent), and 3 Music Rights Societies. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Proxies by Natalie Zutter
Five years in the future... the gig economy has expanded to include emotional labor: just as you can catch an Uber or outsource your errands to TaskRabbit, you can hire an emotional labor proxy to break up with someone, educate people to be more “woke,” and cut toxic people out of your life. When Jo takes on the proxy gig of cutting off contact between Frank and his estranged daughter, she never imagines that she will see him through anyone else’s eyes, least of all her own.
Proxies was recorded in its entirety on November 10 in New York City featuring Liz Regan and Sean Williams. It was written by Natalie Zutter, and directed by Kristen Tomanocy. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Jamie Johnson. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
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