Quorum Profile: Joel Snyder

With the upcoming launch of our latest series, Quorum, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Joel Snyder
Mr. Queen, “Big Mike” Dalton
Dr. Joel Snyder is known internationally as one of the world’s first “audio describers” and voice talent, a pioneer in the use of language and voice to convey visual images for the benefit, primarily, of people who are blind or have a vision impairment. His work has been a part of nationally televised shows including Sesame Street and a wide range of movies, DVDs, museums and the performing arts. Since 1981, he has introduced audio description techniques in over 40 states and 53 countries and has made hundreds of live events, media projects and museums accessible.

His theater credits as a performer include “Abe Kaplan” in Street Scene for the Wolf Trap Opera Company, “Dr. Fine” in Six Degrees of Separation at Center Stage, “Charlie Cowell” in The Music Man with Bobby Van, “Ira Zimmer” in Olney Theater’s Brooklyn Boy, “Morris” in the world premiere of the three-character musical Hubert and Charlie at the Kennedy Center, “Tevya” in the American Century Theater production of A Flag Is Born and at Theatre J, The Chosen, Passing The Love of Women, and a staged reading of Shylock with Theodore Bikel.

Quorum Profile: Pete Papageorge

With the upcoming launch of our latest series, Quorum, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Pete PapageorgePete Papageorge
Mr. King, Interrogator
Pete Papageorge is an Actor, Musician, and Voiceover performer. For nearly thirty years, he was the “musician-in-residence” at Kelly’s Irish Times restaurant near Capitol Hill. Previously he played in bands, notably with DC legends, Donal Leace and “Big” Al Downing. He’s been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1999 and has been seen in numerous Film & TV projects, including Head of State, A Dirty Shame, House of Cards, VEEP, The District, and most recently, the 2018 NYT Critic’s Pick, Sollers Point. He’s also done voiceovers for numerous clients including the US Army, the CIA, DIA, GMMB, American Red Cross, as well as having voiced twenty-two characters for the 2008 GDC Game of the Year, FALLOUT 3. In 2010, he was awarded the Classic Peer Gold award for his “I Am the Guard” voiceover spot for the National Guard. He is also a BMI-affiliated songwriter/publisher having had songs chart on Cash Box and played on The Weather Channel. You can hear his music on Spotify, YouTube, and at his website, www.petepapageorge.com. Recently, he became a volunteer musician with “Musicians on Call,” an organization through which musicians play at bedsides of patients at area hospitals. Thus far, he has very much enjoyed being a part of “The Quorum,” his first project with Team J.

Quorum Profile: Marsha Rehns

With the upcoming launch of our latest series, Quorum, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

Marsha RehnsMarsha Rehns
Announcer/Narrator
Marsha Rehns is an actor and writer in Washington, DC, and New York. Among her favorite gigs are recording for the National Library Service of the Library of Congress and giving tours at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. As a devotee of classic radio, she is thrilled to be working with the fine Jabberwocky team.

Listen Live! JAT Chat # 3 – October 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  we have our third “JAT Chat.”

Bjorn takes the opportunity to talk a little about how the live performance of “War of the Worlds, 2018” came to be. For the remainder of the episode, Bill talks about the inspirations behind our next regular series: Quorum as well as to what to expect from our first installment: The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts.

 

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 26:56
Rated AD-G for general audiences. We’re just talking, so unless you really want to defend the film Spectre, you really shouldn’t be offended.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G

Say, Maybe the Artilleryman Was Onto Something…

If you listened to our adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, you’ll remember the artilleryman has a cunning plan to live in the network of tunnels under Washington, DC.

Now, this dialogue is actually taken almost verbatim from the novel and the artilleryman is referring to London, but we knew DC also has a good share of abandoned tunnels, so we kept it in.

Imagine our delight when we learned an amateur archivist is working on a map of DC’s tunnel network!

That artilleryman might not have been completely wrong.

 

Listen Online! War of the Worlds, 2018

This week on the podcast feed, we have a recording of a special live performance we did earlier this year to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the famous Mercury Theater of the Air broadcast of War of the Worlds.

H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds” gets a Jabberwocky update as we tune in to a special radio broadcast in October 2018 learning of mysterious power outages and “seismic activity” in the Washington, DC area. Could this be related to strange gas eruptions on the planet Mars?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Narrator: Brooks Tegler
Bob Fredericks, WERA-LP Anchor: Steve Ray
Dana Lavelle, Traffic Reporter: Anna Coughlan
Lisa Howes, Weather Reporter: Yasmin Tuazon
Eddie Shaw, WQVA Reporter: Keith Waters
Dave Phillips, WQVA Recording Engineer: Bjorn Munson
Dr. Isabella Perrotin: Carol McCaffrey
National Guard Sergeant: Bjorn Munson
Brigadier General Lawrence Marvin, VA National Guard: Brooks Tegler
Captain McBride, U.S. Army Signal Corps: Keith Waters
Artilleryman: William R. Coughlan
De Soto, Artillery Officer: Nick DePinto
Warthog Lead: Brooks Tegler
Warthog Four: Yasmin Tuazon
Warthog Three: Nick DePinto
Man: Steve Ray

Crew:

Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2018
Music was composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by Heff Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Listen to the Episode

Length: 49:25
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains scenes of mass destruction and sci-fi violence, including people being incinerated by heat rays, suffocated by poison gas, and, in one case, impaled. I mean, the Martians really aren’t trying to be good neighbors.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')
Rating: AD-PG

Listen Live! War of the Worlds, 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now at a special time (2:00pm ET) for the recording of a live performance from this past Memorial Day weekend.

H.G. Wells’ classic “War of the Worlds” gets a Jabberwocky update as we tune in to a special radio broadcast in October 2018 learning of mysterious power outages and “seismic activity” in the Washington, DC area. Could this be related to strange gas eruptions on the planet Mars?

Cast (in order of speaking):

Announcer: William R. Coughlan
Narrator: Brooks Tegler
Bob Fredericks, WERA-LP Anchor: Steve Ray
Dana Lavelle, Traffic Reporter: Anna Coughlan
Lisa Howes, Weather Reporter: Yasmin Tuazon
Eddie Shaw, WQVA Reporter: Keith Waters
Dave Phillips, WQVA Recording Engineer: Bjorn Munson
Dr. Isabella Perrotin: Carol McCaffrey
National Guard Sergeant: Bjorn Munson
Brigadier General Lawrence Marvin, VA National Guard: Brooks Tegler
Captain McBride, U.S. Army Signal Corps: Keith Waters
Artilleryman: William R. Coughlan
De Soto, Artillery Officer: Nick DePinto
Warthog Lead: Brooks Tegler
Warthog Four: Yasmin Tuazon
Warthog Three: Nick DePinto
Man: Steve Ray

Crew:

Recorded live at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor as part of Escape Velocity 2018
Music was composed by John Maestri
Sound Patterns by Heff Munson
Live sound recording and mixing and post-production mix by Antonio Villaronga
Written and directed by Bjorn Munson, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 49:25
Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains scenes of mass destruction and sci-fi violence, including people being incinerated by heat rays, suffocated by poison gas, and, in one case, impaled. I mean, the Martians really aren’t trying to be good neighbors.

Rated AD-PG (Audio Drama 'PG')
Rating: AD-PG

Listen Online! JAT Chat # 2: September 2018

With season one of Rogue Tyger finished, Bjorn and Bill talk at length about the making of the series including the characters, how some of the sound effects were created. We also touch on next week’s special broadcast of War of the Worlds.

 

Listen to the Episode! 

Shownotes

Listen Live! JAT Chat # 2 – September 2018

Join us on WERA-LP 96.7 FM just about now (4:00pm ET)  we have our second “JAT Chat.”

With season one of Rogue Tyger finished, Bjorn and Bill talk at length about the making of the series including the characters, how some of the sound effects were created. We also touch on next week’s special broadcast of War of the Worlds.

 

Listen to the Episode Live!

Length: 25:16
Rated AD-G for general audiences. We’re just talking. I mean, Bjorn does use the phrase “Wesley Crusher with balls,” but it’s appropriate.

Rated AD-G (Audio Drama 'G')
Rating: AD-G