Quorum — The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 1 of 10

July 2012. After dealing with Las Vegas mobsters and other ambitious criminal elements, former online poker pro Jimmy Harmon has returned to his old haunts in Los Angeles. Eager to rebuild both his life and his bankroll, Jimmy finds himself drawn back into intrigue as he ventures into the world of Hollywood high-stakes underground poker — meeting potential allies and adversaries along the way… as well as an unexpected individual from his past.

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Length: 27:29

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains gambling (if you consider poker gambling — but betting on horse races definitely falls into that category), drinking alcoholic beverages (quality Scotch, a Harvey Wallbanger, and as it turns out, a fair amount of rum), cigar smoking, a reference to illegal drug use, irresponsible pistol wielding, and multiple instances of semi-adult language (“ass” and “dumbass,” several uses of “damn,” “SOB” and “hell,” use of JC’s name in vain, “dicking,” and “crap”).

Cast (in order of speaking)

Announcer: Marsha Rehns
Mr. King: Pete Papageorge
Mr. Queen:
Joel Snyder
Ms. Rook: Faith Potts
Mr. Bishop: Brian Crane
Ms. Knight: Anna Fitzgerald
Casino Poker Players: Bjorn Munson, William R. Coughlan, Ricardo Padilla, Lydia Kraniotis, Laura Rocklyn, John Glasfeld, James E. Lewis
Jimmy Harmon: Cameron McNary
Casino Dealer: Nick DePinto
Matt: Actor Greg Jones Ellis
Dodge: Tony Quinn
Racing Announcer: Bob Hurley
Casino Security Guard: Christopher Walker
Skitch: Mike Bernal
Tom: Tom Kramer
Cashier: Tara Garwood
Glen Chambers: Kevin Murray
Table Players: Patrick Kirchner, Brooks Tegler, James Whalen
Gittes: Alex Stinson
Anton Kreitzer: Pete Papageorge
Farah: Liz Christmas
Eleanor Wallis: Ariana Almajan
Parker Wells: Daniel Rylee Bush
Robin Freeman: Emily H. Gilson
Paul: James Whalen

Crew

Recorded at Tulgey Wood Studios in Deepest Springfield
Supplemental recording at various other studios throughout the area
Music by Brooks Tegler
Dialogue and sound effects editing, mastering and final mixing by William R. Coughlan
Produced by Bjorn Munson
Written and directed by William R. Coughlan

Music Selections

Early in the Morning
composed by Clyde Hunt
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album And Not Only That!
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Overtime
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album Keep ’Em Flying
Amazon

Brandenburg Concerto #3
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Craig Austin

Ode to Joy
composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
performed by Bobby Cole

Panis Angelicus
composed by César Franck
performed by Craig Austin

Quorum Profile: Ariana Almajan

With the premiere of “The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters” premiering, we’re looking at the voices behind this season of Quorum, starting with the Key Figures.

Ariana Almajan

Ariana Almajan
Eleanor Wallis

Ariana Almajan is not only excited for her first radio play but also that she got to work again with Team Jabberwocky!  Theater credits include: Student Playwrights Project (Arena Stage), Aladdin (Adventure Theatre), Stone Tape Party and STP:Remix (Nu Sass), Love and Minor Destruction (Source Festival),  Rage  and Smartphones (Ambassador Theater), and Whenever You’re Near Me, I Feel Sick (Women’s Voices Theater Festival).  TV/Film: America’s Most Wanted (Fox), Deadly Affairs (Discovery ID), DC 48-Hour Film Festivals, various local and regional commercials, industrials, and independent films.  Some of her work can be seen on her demo reels.

Quorum Profile: Emily H. Gilson

With the premiere of “The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters” premiering, we’re looking at the voices behind this season of Quorum, starting with the Key Figures.

Emily H. Gilson

Emily H. Gilson
Robin Freeman

Emily H. Gilson is an actor and teaching artist based in DC, thrilled to be making her debut with Jabberwocky! You can see her (out of quarantine!) this fall in Winterfest in her debut with Adventure Theatre MTC. Recent pandemic + in-person highlights: Strand Theater Company; Peace Mountain Theatre Company; Tabletop Broadway NYC cabaret series; the UK-based The Show Must Go Online; Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage; Source Festival; Avant Bard; Quotidian Theatre Company; and Silver Spring Stage. Emily also has an audiobook, Time to Live: Inheritance of Time Vol 1, available at Audible. Film: Normalized; Silent Sentinel; Ahead of the Jones (2018 48-Hour film fest best actress nominee). Training: SUNY Purchase; Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory; Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA); Shaw Festival (Ontario, CA); Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio (NYC). www.emilygilsonactor.com

Quorum Profile: Cameron McNary

With the premiere of “The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters” premiering, we’re looking at the voices behind this season of Quorum, starting with the Key Figures.

Cameron McNary

Cameron McNary
Jimmy Harmon

Cameron McNary has been an actor, voiceover performer, playwright and screenwriter in the DMV area for over 20 years. His best known credits include OF DICE AND MEN (the film and the play), SHOGGOTHS ON THE VELDT, and BED AND BREAKFAST OF THE DAMNED. His current play, ENKARA UNDERGROUND, concerns the adventures of a heroic young warrior-woman in ancient Sumer.

He holds a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and an MFA from the University of Delaware.

Previously on Quorum… (The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts & The Messenger’s Tale)

The Quorum Recap

A professional poker player finds himself embroiled in a deadly plot involving everyone from gangsters to nefarious government agents. A bicycle messenger on her last day must avoid both schemers intend on foiling her final delivery and the malicious antics of her courier competitors. All while a mysterious cabal of conspirators manipulates events behind the scenes. Join us as we revisit the events of The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts and The Messenger’s Tale in advance of The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters.

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Length: 30:16

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (several instances of “hell” and “damn” and variations thereof, including GD, “crap,” “pissant,” “half-assed,” several uses of SOB, JC’s name in vain, and “Oh my God” used as an exclamation), fisticuffs, multiple incidents of gunfire, car-bombing, several instances of vehicular assault (up to and including homicide), kidnapping, discovery of a dead body, intimations of murder, references to exotic dancing and prostitution, references to illegal drug use, several instances of unsafe driving (and biking), and conspiracy with a shocking lack of care for its violent consequences.

Cast (in order of speaking)

Announcer: Marsha Rehns
Will Archer: James E. Lewis
Jimmy Harmon: Cameron McNary
Wiktoria Sałkiewicz: Lydia Kraniotis
Watson: Alex Stinson
Wilmer Crick: Christopher Walker
Big Mike Dalton: Joel Snyder
Rachel “Peeps” Leblanc: Yasmin Tuazon
Ben Marshall: Nick DePinto
Crick: Christopher Walker
Amber: Aimee Thibert
Bruce Dundy: Kevin Murray
Crunchy: Michael Gabel
Agent “Joshua”: William R. Coughlan
Agent “Roach”: Bjorn Munson
Peter Sokolov: Brian Crane
Bob “Hutch” Hutchinson: Kevin Murray
Nicky Morris: Ricardo Padilla
Melissa: Erin Rose Coughlan
Swipe: Tara Garwood
Fälschung: Joel Snyder
Manny: Greg Jones Ellis
Spider: Mike Bernal
Angela: Sara Polton
Mr. King: Pete Papageorge
Mr. Queen: Joel Snyder
Ms. Knight: Anna Fitzgerald
Mr. Bishop: Brian Crane
Ms. Rook: Faith Potts

Crew

Recorded at Arlington Independent Media
Supplemental recording at Tulgey Wood Studios and at Tohubohu Productions
Music by Brooks Tegler
Dialogue and sound effects editing, mastering and final mixing by William R. Coughlan
Produced by Bjorn Munson
Written and directed by William R. Coughlan

Music Selections

Early in the Morning
composed by Clyde Hunt
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album And Not Only That!
Amazon | iTunes

And Not Only That
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album And Not Only That!
Amazon | iTunes

Huntin’
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album Cookin’

The Quorum Archives: The Authorities

“The Authorities” is the first in a series of special collections of “found audio” pieces culled from the wider world of Quorum — from voice mail messages to surreptitious recordings and more. As with our regular episodes, these are full-cast audio productions, and will both bring back familiar voices from Quorum and introduce some new ones.

“The Authorities” involves some of the characters you first heard in “The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts“ and documents some of the fallout due to the events of that season.

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Length: 17:20

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains discussion of corpses, prostitution, some really tortured literary allusions, and a very cold, calculated murder.

Cast (in order of speaking)

Announcer: Marsha Rehns
Detective Ben Marshall: Nick DePinto
Detective Betty Whitman: Kim Davenport
Deputy Marshal Kecoak: Bjorn Munson
Deputy Marshal Hewson: William R. Coughlan
Rose Franklin: Prairie Griffith

Crew

Recorded at Tulgey Wood Studios in Deepest Springfield
Supplemental recording at Tohubohu Productions
Music by Brooks Tegler
Dialogue and sound effects editing, mastering and final mixing by William R. Coughlan
Casting by Stonehenge Casting
Post-Production Services provided by Tohubohu Productions
Produced by Bjorn Munson
Written and directed by William R. Coughlan

Music Selections

Early in the Morning
composed by Clyde Hunt
performed by Brooks Tegler’s Hot Jazz
from the album And Not Only That!
Amazon | iTunes

Quorum Season Two is In Production!

Amazingly, this isn’t our whole cast from our virtual table readings in January

After plenty of time spent casting in the Fall, we returned from the holidays getting ready to product the second full season of Quorum (the first season and an ‘interlude’ are available to listen to already if you want to catch up).

The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters picks up with poker player and ad-hoc sleuth Jimmy Harmon almost a year later and in a new city, Los Angeles. While the city and its dangers might be new, you’ll find the mayhem and cliffhangers are what you’ve come to expect.

We have a cast of 28 actors voicing about 56 roles through a labyrinthine story that spans 10 episodes (just like season one). The picture above is from our virtual table read, which took two sessions considering it’s over 200 pages of script. That was late January.

Now we’re going through the slow, but steady process of recording each of those 28 actors. It’s a change from our usual style of gathering everyone together, but COVID demands we take those precautions — and we’ve been excited about the performances we’ve captured already.

Look for the next season of Quorum this Fall on WERA-LP 96.7 FM and on fine podcatchers everywhere.

Casting for the New Season of Quorum Completed!

We’re happy to announce a key milestone in bringing the latest season of Quorum to you all: casting is done!

Cameron McNary returns as Jimmy Harmon, no longer an online poker player and no longer in Las Vegas. That change in locale means you won’t hear all the same characters you heard in “Outstanding Debts,” though a few familiar voices will pop up (we’re going to keep who a surprise). Rounding out the case are voices you may recognize from the rest of the extended Jabberwocky company as well as some new voices coming from the DC area’s deep bench of acting talent.

We’ll be sharing more in the coming months, with the completed episode airing next Fall.

Quorum Season Two Draft Done!

We’ve been feeling the pressure this month between adjusting to life in the pandemic and trying to stay true to our planned 2020 schedule.

One bit of good news has been that Bill Coughlan has finished his revised draft of Quorum.

The whisky glass is optional

As you all probably know, Quorum has interweaving tales told from different perspectives. Currently we’ve been getting to know Jimmy Harmon, the titular gambler in The Gambler’s Tale. Both that first installment and this next one are 10-episode installments. One of the innovations Bill brought to our Jabberwocky workflow was to have the entire season, all 10 episodes, be one massive script. As a filmmaker, he already had software familiar to many screenwriters called Final Draft. He looked at the format I used from a bit of free software called Celtx and created a custom style that would work for audio theater.

For those of you backing us on Patreon, we go into some of the pros and cons we’ve found in doing season-long scripting.