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Originally Multiple Filmmaker Cameos Were Planned
Back when I was doing the high-level plotting for the 30-episode season, I thought it would be fun to involve a bunch of the indie filmmakers and others I had worked with. That’s why in episode two, you hear Reg talk about the different captains with some specificity. I had created backstories and personality traits for each of the captains you hear him reference. Originally, the serial was going to revolve around him playing the Zenocrate captains off one another to make his escape. The action would bounce between multiple ship bridges as the audience heard the disparity between what a particular ship thought was true and what was really happening.
As I was writing out the script — and certainly after recording “Uninvited Guests” — I decided that all the different ships and their subplots were going to be more complicated than we could pull off. There was both the limiting factor of the 15-minute episodes (which was what I was I was aiming for) as well as making sure audio listeners could distinguish between all the different bridges.
The Border Wars
One of the benefits of not trying to cram all the different maneuvering between the Zenocrate captains was that I was able to spend more time setting up both character backstories and the history of the Imperium.
One of these empire-wide events, and certainly a formative one for Reg Macorum was a series of conflicts that came to be known as “The Border Wars.”
Jasmine Curry is an actor, writer, storyteller, jokester and confidant. She has performed educational theatre with The Imagination Machine, California Weekly Explorer, and Writers Room Productions. She can be seen performing salons with Jewish Women’s Theatre and will be appearing as the Stage Manager in Our Town at Pierce College this December. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and 11 year old daughter.
Ms. Pifel’s recent previous stage credits include: The Keegan Theatre: “August: Osage County” (Ivy Weston), “The Best Man” (Catherine), “Golden Boy” (Lewis); First Stage: “Three Days of Rain” (Nan/Lina), “Pig Farm” (Tina). Recent film credits include: Tohubohu Productions: “Green House” (Laura), “Uncertainty Principle” (Julie); Two Meter Films: “Dinner at Eight” (Jennifer). Belen can currently be seen performing in the DC area and beyond with her two bands, The Highballers (rock/alt-country) and Hollertown (bluegrass).
Anna Coughlan is an actress, writer, director, tabletop-gaming enthusiast, and Academy Award watcher. Most recently, she has been a DJ for the 80’s music show Midsummer Radio for Radio Arlington (wera.fm).