War of the Worlds Draft Complete!

While there’s sure to be revisions as we rehearse it, the draft script of our upcoming performance of War of the Worlds is complete!

It might not look like much, but it’s got the audio cues where it counts, kid.

Which means this might be a good time to mention we’ll be doing a live performance of a new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds on Friday, May 25th at 3pm Eastern as part of the science fiction expo Escape Velocity.

We’ll give you more details about the production in the weeks to come.

Things That Go ‘Bump’ in the Podcast

We’re busy in post-production for Rogue Tyger and preparing for a special live performance later this year, but a recent piece we caught on BBC Radio caught our attention.

Jonathan Stroud, an author of appropriately fantastical tales, talks about his family’s tradition of telling ghost stories.

His anecdote of communal storytelling reminded us of one of reasons we have two anthology series in development (Through the Looking Glass and Through a Glass, Darkly). Both aim to have that immediacy you get from storytellers and, in the latter case, give you a good scare from time to time.

We’ll have more details about both series later this Summer.

Quorum Readthrough

This past weekend, a number of old and new JAT actors and crew gathered together in Deepest Springfield to read through writer-director Bill Coughlan’s new script for Quorum.

The first of several tales of the Quorum.

We don’t want to give away too many details just yet, we can say it’s a neo-noir adventure full of twists and more than a few cliffhanger episode endings.

So, in other words, the format will be familiar to those of you who’ve heard Rogue Tyger, but the tone and direction will very much be its own.

Writing scripts is usually one of the longest parts of the process and this weekend’s reading was a valuable part of the process. We got to hear the script aloud, not necessarily the first time the writer has heard the words aloud, but the first time actors have encountered it.  We’ve this sort of exercise, the reactions, and the feedback to propel Bill into the next draft.

Writing is re-writing, after all.

We’re planning to produce this first tale of the Quorum next year .

We’re Back! Sort of.

That nice gentleman in the floppy hat and scarf has got us up and running. He said we had a problem with our chameleon circuit, which is weird, because we thought the Chameleon was full of circuits, not just one.

Anyway, that means our overall site appearance may have changed from what you recall previously. In fact, the fix appears to have destroyed the site in favor of its new matrix. This has very much upset our ship’s doctor.

In other news, we apparently have a ship’s doctor.

Still, we can’t help but feel somewhat out of place… and maybe out of time. We’re going to sort out where and when we are and forge ahead… unless we need to forge behind.

Do any of you understand Heptapod B?

 

Still a few bugs in the system

We know the space-time problems –preventing the proper display of the last few episodes of Rogue Tyger— have really gotten out of hand.

A nice man in a scarf has offered to help. Apparently he’s dealt with this sort of thing before. He just needs to get some tools out of this blue shed of his and we’ll be right as rain.

Rogue Tyger – Episode 5: The Pilot, Part 5 of 5

Finishing repairs in the nick of time, the crew of the Tyger are forced into a desperate plan to escape the Nokari mercenaries closing in on them.

 

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Tormar: Phil Amico
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Production support by Meredith Sims.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue and sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 10:55
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains sci-fi related action and peril, things blowing up, and characters discussing life and death.

Rating: AD-G

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Rogue Tyger – Episode 4: The Pilot, Part 4 of 5

The crew of the Tyger race to repair the ship, treat their injured pilot, and come up with a way to escape as the Nokari mercenaries comb the asteroid field looking for them.

 

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Tormar: Phil Amico

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph .
Production support by Meredith Sims.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue and sound effects editing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 11:17
Rated AD-PG, Parental guidance suggested.  Includes the angst and tension you might expect if one were hunted by mercenaries, plus people doing shots of alcohol.

Rating: AD-PG

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')

Rogue Tyger – Episode 3: The Pilot, Part 3 of 5

The crew of the Tyger must assess the damage done to their ship and themselves, all while trying to escape the ruthless enemy ships pursuing them.

 

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Tormar: Phil Amico

Crew:

Recorded at Big Ben Studios by Matt Bostaph.
Production support by Meredith Sims.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue and sound effects editing by Maurice Malde and Kim Davenport.
Additional sound mixing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 8:11
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains fancy flying, sci-fi related peril, and discussion of injuries. The bad guys chasing the Tyger are rather mean after all.

Rating: AD-G

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: We apologize for the problems with the space-time continuum which have apparently prevented parts 4 and 5 from properly displaying. We have put in a trouble ticket.

Rogue Tyger – Episode 2: The Pilot, Part 2 of 5

The crew of the Tyger are being pursued by a mysterious ship right after leaving the spaceport of Haapsalu. Are these simple, run-of-the-mill commerce raiders or something more sinister? More to the point, can they escape?

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico

Crew:

Recorded by Matt Bostaph at Big Ben Studios.
Production support by Meredith Sims.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue and sound effects editing by Maurice Malde and Kim Davenport.
Additional sound mixing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode!

Length: 7:50
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains adventure, aerobraking, and all sorts of rocketry.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')

Rogue Tyger – Episode 1: The Pilot, Part 1 of 5

Aidan Vosky, a youth trapped on an uneventful planet in the backwater Haapsalu system longs to travel among the stars. He goes to the spaceport in an effort to join the crew of one of the vessels… but may get more than he bargained for when he meets the crew of the Tyger.

 

 

 

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Fruit Seller: Bjorn Munson
Aidan Vosky: Nick DePinto
Spacer Captain: Phil Amico
Alien Captain: William R. Coughlan
Reg Macorum: Brooks Tegler
Shen Enling: Yasmin Tuazon
Tormar: Phil Amico
Grainne Kochowa: Erin Goldstein

Crew:

Recorded by Matt Bostaph at Big Ben Studios.
Production support by Meredith Sims.
Music was composed by John Maestri and arranged by Jason Chmiola.
Supplemental Recording at Tohubohu Productions in Burke, Virginia.
Dialogue and sound effects editing by Maurice Malde and Kim Davenport.
Additional sound mixing by William R. Coughlan.
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson.

Listen to the Episode! 

Length: 10:47
Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains youthful idealism, non-human prejudice, and occasional high g-forces.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')