63 episodes

Part Twilight Zone but wholly unique, The Lift is an ongoing audio drama featuring a mysterious girl who guides visitors to their transformations. A dark place whose original luster is now lost to time, the unlikely, old Victorian building sits overlooked by most on the edge of Pittsburgh. Originally built as a luxury residence for some of the city’s most well to do residents, it now serves a different purpose. Within its dilapidated walls sits The Lift. Step inside and ride it to the floor chosen for your transformation.

The Lift, an Audio Drama 9th Story Studios

    • Drama
    • 4.7, 656 Ratings

Part Twilight Zone but wholly unique, The Lift is an ongoing audio drama featuring a mysterious girl who guides visitors to their transformations. A dark place whose original luster is now lost to time, the unlikely, old Victorian building sits overlooked by most on the edge of Pittsburgh. Originally built as a luxury residence for some of the city’s most well to do residents, it now serves a different purpose. Within its dilapidated walls sits The Lift. Step inside and ride it to the floor chosen for your transformation.

    S4E9: "An Inexorable Conclusion", by Nelson W. Pyles

    S4E9: "An Inexorable Conclusion", by Nelson W. Pyles

    Victoria clashes with an old foe to learn an important lesson… but to whom is the lesson for?

    Written by Nelson W. Pyles
    Story Editor: Cynthia Lowman
    Adapted for audio by Daniel Foytik


    Cast
    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes: Amber Collins
    Narrator | Wendi: Heather Thomas
    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One – now available on Amazon.



    Art: Jeanette Andromeda

    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams 

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese

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    THEMES:

    The Lift Opening Theme Music
    Composed and Recorded by Kimberly Henninger and Shawn Parke of Cathedral Sounds
    cathedralsounds.org

    "Victoria's Music Box, (Victoria's Theme)" and The Lift Closing Theme Music
    Composed and Recorded by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams 
    www.wetalkofdreams.com

    FX:

    Sound FX: freesound.org, audioblocks.com

    AUDIO RECORDING:

    Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

    Producer/ Creator: Daniel Foytik
    Producer/ Co-Creator, Story Editor: Cynthia Lowman
    Executive Producers: Amber Collins, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles
    Visit The Lift: Facebook | Twitter

    The Lift and all characters, places, and situations are property of Daniel Foytik, Cynthia Lowman, 9th Story Studios, LLC and may not be used in any form without their permission.

    • 29 min
    S4E8: "Cold Reading", by Barbara Jean Savoie

    S4E8: "Cold Reading", by Barbara Jean Savoie

    Connor Cunningham is a man who serves others with just a little help from the Great Beyond. Or, at least, that’s what it says on his business cards. After a ride on Victoria’s lift forces him to examine his true motives, Connor must make an important choice. One that will seal his fate.

    Written by Barbara Jean Savoie

    Adapted for audio by Daniel Foytik.

    Score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Cast

    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes | Mrs. Rotterdam: Amber Collins
    Narrator | Connor Cunningham: Daniel Foytik
    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One – now available on Amazon.

    Art: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese

    • 31 min
    S4E7: "Panic Button", by Kelli Perkins

    S4E7: "Panic Button", by Kelli Perkins

    Anxiety is a cruel creature that Sera struggles with every day. It’s her constant companion, picking away at her every choice.

    When Victoria gives her a chance to face her demon personified, can Sera summon the strength to overcome it and make a choice she believes in?

    “Panic Button”, by Kelli Perkins - dedicated to her friend Mr. Fenris.

    Adapted for audio by Scarlett R. Algee

    Score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Cast

    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes: Amber Collins
    Narrator | Sera | Anxiety | The Dark Faces: Cynthia Lowman
    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One – now available on Amazon.

    Art: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese

    • 31 min
    S4E6: "Waif 26947", by Charles Rakiecz

    S4E6: "Waif 26947", by Charles Rakiecz

    It’s time for The Lift’s annual Christmas Ride!

    1943, 2 days before Chanukah and 5 days before Christmas, Fredric von Millhausen is granted leave to spend Christmas with his wife at his home in Bonn, Germany.

    When he arrives, he finds his wife troubled by the recent appearances of the ghostly apparitions of two young girls.

    When he too meets the girls, an important choice is laid before them.

    “WAIF 26947”, by Charles Rakiecz

    Adapted for audio by Scarlett R. Algee

    Score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Cast

    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes: Amber Collins || Narrator | Fredric (Milli) von Millhausen | Sergeant Spangler | Kommandant Kleinehauffer | Adolf Galland | Captain Wilson McMillan | Sarge: Graham Rowat || Aunt Helga | Lisette von Millhausen: Nadine Most || Sequel: The late Newton Foytik

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One – now available on Amazon.

    Art: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese

    • 32 min
    S4E5: "Buying America", by Daniel Foytik

    S4E5: "Buying America", by Daniel Foytik

    PREVIOUSLY EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO SUPPORTERS

    Thanks to our supporters, we've put together an episode based on a story from our written Anthology, written by Daniel Foytik and adapted for audio by Scarlet R. Algee. This was previously an exclusive episode heard by supporters in July of 2019.

    John Gate is a wealthy businessman from New York who wants to return to an era from the past. He thinks he will find this by going back to his home town and buying the small town hardware store, Great America, from the retiring Joe Thomas.

    When he realizes the town is no longer the way he remembered it, his anger rises, but more is going on than he realizes. When he meets a little girl dressed in clothing right out of the 1900's named Victoria, he starts to realize that things are really not what they seem.

    "BUYING AMERICA", by Daniel Foytik

    Adapted for audio by Scarlett R. Algee

    Score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    CAST:
    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes: Amber Collins
    John Gate / Donald: Craig Weber
    Narrator: Mike DelGaudio
    Jimmy: Graham Rowat
    Councilwoman Baxter / Bethany Mills / Riley Jackson / Mayor Anderson: Cynthia Lowman
    Councilman Wallace / Gary Wilson / Newscasters / Jerry Benson: Daniel Foytik

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One - now available on Amazon.

    Art: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams 

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese, Pyles

    • 30 min
    S4E4: "The Lost and The Damned", by Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles

    S4E4: "The Lost and The Damned", by Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles

    A special project triggers an investigation into a case involving a certain building in Pittsburgh. During a witness interview, Special Agent Jackie Ellis uncovers a harrowing tale of four trapped visitors who can't remember how they got there.

    Recorded LIVE at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA as part of Explore Gwinnette's #Artober Festival!

    CAST:
    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes – Amber Collins
    Opening Narrator (Alice Bigglesworth-Hayes) - Erika Sanderson
    Special Agent Jackie Ellis & Courtney - Denise Michele Johnson
    Dexter Walters - Nelson W. Pyles
    Jennifer - Cynthia Lowman
    Jim - Daniel Foytik

    Sound design assistance, recording, and additional SFX: David Benedict and Atlanta Radio Theater Company.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One - now available on Amazon.

    Art: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score: Nico Vettese, We Talk of Dreams 

    A 9th Story Studios Production | Foytik, Lowman, Collins, Vettese

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
656 Ratings

656 Ratings

Kai RM ,

Eerie, Poignant

Just keeps getting better! I love how people’s choices are the evil rather than just it being entirely external. So interesting

xDaisyMaex ,

My favorite podcast!

Victoria is everyone’s hero and nightmare at the same time. I like that she’s not the evil one; but gives you the option to be evil through your own choices. I hear you, Victoria- I can’t get enough of you, Victoria- but I never want to see you, Victoria. I wish I could give Victoria a music box full of stars.

Vreddrage ,

Politics and the clueless children

Some you who are complaining need to just set down the electronics and join us out here in real world. If you are getting butt hurt over the political elements you must be new to the interweb and to young to understand the point that was those episodes. Before someone does that stupid “boomer” comment, i’m no where near that old. So just light your hookah or maybe take a break from it. Sit back and just enjoy it.

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