8 episodes

During quarantine, a 20-something searches for acceptance and love using a new social media robotics technology. Wilson-Burns weaves a rhythmically driven script with the classic rock/80s pop/EDM inspired musical score of Standridge and Eads (Big Dumb Buildings) in a musical theatre podcast short series.

E-VATAR - A Podcast Musical A Big Dumb Buildings Production

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

During quarantine, a 20-something searches for acceptance and love using a new social media robotics technology. Wilson-Burns weaves a rhythmically driven script with the classic rock/80s pop/EDM inspired musical score of Standridge and Eads (Big Dumb Buildings) in a musical theatre podcast short series.

    E-Vatar Episode 1 - Peyton, I'm Coming Home to You

    E-Vatar Episode 1 - Peyton, I'm Coming Home to You

    During quarantine, a 20-something searches for acceptance and love using a new social media robotics technology in this new kind of musical.

    Episode 1 - "Peyton, I'm Coming Home"  - Taylen travels from Beijing to their hometown Seattle to patch things up with Peyton and finds themself in a new pandemic world.

    In order of appearance:

    Narrator/Peyton - Sean Rooney
    Taylen - Thomas Farnan-Williams
    Flight Attendant - Kia Hightower
    Newscaster - Travis Guillory
    Airport PA/Man in airport terminal - John Burns

    Music and Lyrics by Brian Eads and Gregg Standridge
    Book by David Wilson-Burns
    Directed by John Burns

    • 16 min
    E-Vatar Episode 2 - A New World

    E-Vatar Episode 2 - A New World

    Episode 2 - "A New World"  - Taylen's friend Alisha suggests Taylen try a new robotic social media technology that they've been avoiding.

    In order of appearance:

    Narrator/Peyton - Sean Rooney
    Taylen - Thomas Farnan-Williams
    Newscaster/E-Vatar Elliot - Travis Guillory
    Alisha - Kia Hightower
    Clarke - Sam Briggs

    Music and Lyrics by Brian Eads and Gregg Standridge
    Book by David Wilson-Burns
    Directed by John Burns

    • 24 min
    E-Vatar Episode 3 - THIS IS E-BODY!

    E-Vatar Episode 3 - THIS IS E-BODY!

    Episode 3 - "This is E-Body!"  - In their E-Vatar, Taylen joins a new friend, Clarke, for a trip to the club exclusively for E-Vatars.

    In order of appearance:

    Narrator/Peyton - Sean Rooney
    Taylen - Thomas Farnan-Williams
    Clarke - Sam Briggs

    Music and Lyrics by Brian Eads and Gregg Standridge
    Book by David Wilson-Burns
    Directed by John Burns

    • 13 min
    E-Vatar Episode 4 - Moving In

    E-Vatar Episode 4 - Moving In

    Taylen and Clarke move in together and Alisha shares are true feelings.

    Newscaster - Travis Guillory
    Narrator/Peyton - Sean Rooney
    Taylen - Thomas Farnan-Williams
    Clarke - Sam Briggs
    Alisha - Kia Hightower

    Music and Lyrics by Brian Eads and Gregg Standridge
    Book by David Wilson-Burns
    Directed by John Burns

    • 22 min
    E-Vatar Episode 5: I do what I want to do

    E-Vatar Episode 5: I do what I want to do

    Instead of checking on Alisha as Clarke suggested, Taylen goes out for a night at the E-Body.

    Narrator/Peyton - Sean Rooney
    Taylen - Thomas Farnan-Williams
    Elliot - Travis Guillory
    Alisha - Kia Hightower

    Music and Lyrics by Brian Eads and Gregg Standridge
    Book by David Wilson-Burns
    Directed by John Burns

    • 17 min
    E-Vatar Season 1 Trailer

    E-Vatar Season 1 Trailer

    Big Dumb Buildings (Gregg Standridge and Brian Eads), author David Wilson-Burns, and actor/director John Burns join forces to create an original Podcast Musical. E-Vatar is a sci-fi love story set in a near, but dark future where the pandemic has taken the world in an unexpected turn. The vaccine has failed. Humanity has become quarantined into complete isolation, and has turned to E-Vatar; a new social technology, which allows a person to enter and experience the virus-ridden outside world as a highly advanced, miniature android. Taylen, a non-binary twenty-something, navigates the bizarre and obsessive world of E-Vatar society while attempting to retain their humanity and dignity. When romance sparks, Taylen faces unforeseen difficulties. Wilson-Burns weaves a rhythmically-driven script with the rock musical score of Standridge and Eads (Big Dumb Buildings) in a musical theatre, podcast, short series.
    It will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podcast Addict, and on the E-Vatar Buzzsprout page.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

bandplayedon ,

Musical podcasts are the best!!!!

I loved the podcast 36 questions and haven’t found something like it til this! I love dramatized radio shows and music just makes the world a better place. This is so much fun with such a talented cast! It’s timely, poignant and fun! Check it out y’all!

megeden ,

Fun alternative to a night at the theatre!

This show has a really interesting premise with some seriously good music! It feels like some sort of amalgamation of Blade Runner/Tommy/Reefer Madness. Can’t wait to hear more!

Chocchee ,

Something new

I’ve never heard something quite like this. Curious what they do with it. Enjoying it so far!