28 episodes

The Gray Area is an audio drama anthology series, with very subtle and ever growing changes in the stories. It features talking animals, mysteriously enthusiastic receptionists, deranged scientists, a genius writer, strange portals that open into other universes, impostor gods, formidable business tycoons, alien invaders, and many, many demons.

The Gray Area Edward Champion

    • Arts
    • 3.9 • 37 Ratings

The Gray Area is an audio drama anthology series, with very subtle and ever growing changes in the stories. It features talking animals, mysteriously enthusiastic receptionists, deranged scientists, a genius writer, strange portals that open into other universes, impostor gods, formidable business tycoons, alien invaders, and many, many demons.

    Trailer - Phase III Coming in Early 2021

    Trailer - Phase III Coming in Early 2021

    We will be releasing the final six episodes of Season 2 in early 2021. Here's a trailer to whet your appetite. These episodes will be available a month early to Season 2 Pass subscribers. So consider supporting our show at grayareapod.podbean.com.

    • 1 min
    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    During the Season 2 sessions, we recorded this bold adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous short story with many of our Gray Area regulars. This radio play honors the text, but is set in the present day, addressing #metoo and the oppressive demands upon women.. (Running time: 32 minutes)
    Written, produced, and directed by Edward Champion
    Adapted from the Charlotte Perkins Gilman short story
    CAST:
    The Woman: Katrina Clairvoyant and Nicole Papadopoulos
    John: Zack Glassman
    Jenie: Devony DiMattia
    The Child: Devony DiMattia
    The Wallpaper: Pete Lutz
    The Guests: Michael Saldate, Charly Saccocio, and Edward Champion
    The Voice: Carol Jacobanis
    Mary: Belgys Felix
    The Nurse: Argyria Kehagias
    Sound design, editing, engineering, and mastering by a bald man in Brooklyn who reads too many books.
    Music licensed through Musicfox.
    Image licensed through Getty.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 32 min
    10.7. Paths Not Taken: Shadows Have Offended

    10.7. Paths Not Taken: Shadows Have Offended

    In the final part of the “Paths” saga, Chelsea and Maya struggle in their forties to keep their relationship alive as they initiate a fateful but necessary Thanksgiving meeting with Maya’s grandfather — a stubborn and “old-fashioned” World War I historian. Meanwhile, the disastrous political trajectory of the parallel universe encroaches upon deeply personal and deeply fatal territory. (Running time: 85 minutes.)
    CAST:
    Chelsea: Katrina Clairvoyant
    Maya: Tanja Milojevic
    Grandpa: J.K. McCauley
    Grandma: Julie Chapin
    The DJ: Peter Coleman
    Emma: Colette Thomas
    Alicia: Elizabeth Rimar
    Scarlett: Jessica Cuesta
    GPS: Carol Jacobanis
    Thomas: Phillip O'Gorman
    The Guard: Graham Rowat
    Rick: Michael Hisry
    The Detective: Phillip Merritt
    News Leeches: Pete Lutz, David Nagel, Morgan Corcoran, and Edward Champion
    and Zack Glassman as The Receptionist
    Additional Voices: Dylan Reed and Christian Caminiti
    Sound design, editing, engineering, and mastering by a bald man in Brooklyn who will instantly sing numerous Paul Williams songs if you mention The Phantom of the Paradise to him in person.
    The “Paths Not Taken” songs were written and performed by Edward Chmpion
    Incidental music licensed through Neosounds and MusicFox.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    10.6. Paths Not Taken: Too Hard a Knot

    10.6. Paths Not Taken: Too Hard a Knot

    Back in the original universe, Scarlett and Alicia contend with another version of Chelsea and conjure up a plan to get the two Chelseas back in their respective universes as they face the danger of a seemingly innocent benefactor gone rogue. (Running time: 24 minutes.)
    Written, produced, and directed by Edward Champion
    CAST:
    Chelsea: Katrina Clairvoyant
    Alicia: Elizabeth Rimar
    Scarlett: Jessica Cuesta
    Jan Swillson: Ingeborg Reidmeier
    The Receptionist: Zack Glassman
    Sound design, editing, engineering, and mastering by a bald man in Brooklyn who holds open doors for people just before he enters a happening establishment.
    The “Paths Not Taken” songs were written and performed by Edward Chmpion
    Incidental music licensed through Neosounds and MusicFox.
    Image licensed through Getty.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 24 min
    10.5. Paths Not Taken: Canny Valley

    10.5. Paths Not Taken: Canny Valley

    In this “screwball cyberpunk” episode, it’s 2023. Labor camps, a sinister government, and significant civil unrest rollick the world outside. But within the secret chambers of the multibillion tech company Apotheosis, an optimistic entrepreneur named Jill Swanson, who names her engineers after 1930s comedy film directors, sits on a secret that may just save the world. (Running time: 72 minutes)
    Written, produced, and directed by Edward Champion
    CAST:
    Jan Swillson: Ingeborg Reidmeier
    Lane Veldt: Adriano La Rocca
    Brianna: Samantha Cooper
    Jenna: Devony DiMattia
    Rochford: Rachel Baird
    The Executive: Rachel Matusewicz
    Mutt: David McCall
    Jeff: Matthew Rini
    Preston: Richard Rose
    Sturges: Len Nash
    La Cava: Luvelle Pierre
    Hawks: David Perez-Ribada
    News Anchor: Carol Jacobanis:
    Amelia: Monica Ammerman
    Protester #1: Nicholas Boesel
    Protester #2: Khaz Benyahmeen
    The Preacher: Peter Andrews
    and Zack Glassman as The Receptionist
    Creature Voices: Samantha Cooper and Rachel Baird
    Sound design, editing, engineering, and mastering by a bald man in Brooklyn who has a ridiculously enormous crush on D'Arcy Carden for her magnificent smarts and great talent.
    The “Paths Not Taken” songs were written and performed by Edward Champion
    Incidental music licensed through Neosounds and MusicFox.
    Image licensed through Getty.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    10.4. Paths Not Taken: Unfound Door

    10.4. Paths Not Taken: Unfound Door

    Confronted with surprise revelations and the need to reconcile two parallel universes, Chelsea faces the hard truths about what sustaining a relationship really means while cleaning up a cosmic disturbance that no human being could have ever predicted. Meanwhile, a Melissa Etheridge T-shirt proves to be an invaluable remedy as our heroes contend with a giant heart that beats to the rhythm of time. (Running time: 31 minutes)
    Written, produced, and directed by Edward Champion
    CAST:
    Chelsea: Katrina Clairvoyant
    Maya: Tanja Milojevic
    Alicia: Elizabeth Rimar
    Scarlett: Jessica Cuesta
    and Zack Glassman as The Receptionist
    Creature Voices by Samantha Cooper and Rachel Baird
    Sound design, editing, engineering, and mastering by a bald man in Brooklyn who once sang “Piano Man” in a karaoke bar with a harmonica and got the entire crowd to sing along.
    The “Paths Not Taken” songs were written and performed by Edward Chmpion
    Incidental music licensed through Neosounds and MusicFox.
    Thank you for listening!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

milagros waid ,

Fascinating

Always intriguing and richly layered! Every episode deserves two listening sessions. No doubt, I miss some references but I catch enough so that the audio dramas are funny, fantastic, but still believable.

Fuuriepm ,

Multi-dimensional

Unique mind, fun as hell stories, a rotating cast of inspired actors - give it a listen!

JeniWhyWontReviewsGoThru ,

Beautifully done

This podcast is so compelling, it’s hard to stop listening. The actors do a fine job and the audio is lush. It’s unlike anything I have ever listened to in this format. Highly recommend. It’s a hidden gem.

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