See You in the Tunnels: the Art of Our Fair City

Preorders are now open for “See You in the Tunnels: the Art of Our Fair City”!

Throughout it’s 8-year run, Our Fair City has been blessed with the talents of over fifty visual artists who have created hundreds of pieces of art. Now all this art is being collected in one massive tome with all the episode art, comics, promotional images and more! This book also features several never-before seen pieces, as well as essays and musings on the show from Hartlife staff, artists, and community members.

373 pages of dystopian fun- including all five Our Fair City Comic Collections, every piece of episode art, and a whole lot more!

A new version of the script for Our Fair City Season Two/Episode 16: Tunnel Collapse

Linked here is a new script for Our Fair City Season Two/Episode 16: Tunnel Collapse, written by Jim McDoniel. This episode was originally released in 2012. Jim McDoniel re-wrote this episode in 2018 to address what he identified as problematic content- and while the company is not able to re-record the episode, we wanted to share it with you.

We are always trying to make the best work with the tools we have. And thanks in no small part to our dedicated listeners, those tools keep getting better. HartLife NFP thanks Jim for his work and growth, thanks all of the Our Fair City artists for their work over the years, and thanks our listeners for their support and feedback.

From Jim McDoniel:

I could go on and on about why I wanted to redo the episode “Tunnel Collapse.” (And, in my head, I did.) It all comes down to one thing: I am ashamed. The audio drama community is a diverse and inclusive creative environment, one that I am glad to be a part of and that has taught me a great deal. With a better understanding, I have realized that parts of this episode are problematic and gross. I don’t want to listen to it. I don’t want YOU to listen to it. I worry that people have been turned off from the show because of it or will be in the future.

However, I am only a writer. I can’t invent more time or money so our actors and sound designers can go back and bury my shame. What I can do, what I do have control over is what I write. And so I wrote a new script, one that is more inclusive, that reflects what I have learned from all of you, and that still has a few sex jokes in it because who doesn’t like a few sex jokes. I hope this is better. I hope this is something that will allow me to look back on the entirety of my HartLife career without regret. More importantly, I hope this is something that YOU enjoy, that makes YOUR Our Fair City experience better than it was before.

-Jim McDoniel
Writer
HartLife NFP

From Jeffrey Gardner:

Long form projects- especially ones that span decades- are complicated. We were all very different people when we began Our Fair City- and I am deeply proud of the growth as art-makers and people that I’ve seen in our community of artists.

Several years ago, we went back and re-wrote and re-recorded Season One of Our Fair City. This was a very important project to me for a number of reasons- but we do not plan on releasing “remastered” versions of other seasons.

However, recently Our Fair City writer Jim McDoniel came to us with a request- he was uncomfortable with the content of one of his older scripts, and wanted the chance re-write it. While the company does not have the resources to go back and re-record more episodes (we’ve got exciting new stories to tell, after all!)- I thought it was important to honor Jim’s request to- as he says- do better.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Our Fair City over the years, and we hope the comparison between these two versions of a single episode will give you a greater insight into our aspirations for what our work can and will be as we continue to learn.

-Jeffrey Gardner
Executive Producer
HartLife NFP

For Albuquerque

Today I take a little trip- al’s Bar, I think.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ryan Schile, and featuring Clayton Faits, Tara Schile, Frank Sjodin, and Ryan Schile.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

Time After Time

If only we could rewind the clock and prevent this horror.

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  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Coal— David Fink
  • Jade— Rose Sengenberger
  • The Bastard Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Loamy— Kat Evans

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Marcus Warren.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

The Strategy of Stayment

How can this be?

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Tower Watch Goon— Clayton Faits
  • StormHawk— Gabriel Howard
  • Dora— Kat Evans
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Tower Watch Guard— Clayton Faits

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by DJ Catnip.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

By the Directors

The Directors!  The Directors will save us, I’m sure of it.

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  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Director Harrison— Cecil Baldwin
  • Director Williams— Matt Young
  • Director Sofia— Saren Nofs Snyder
  • Director Kwon— Josh Mattingly
  • Director Palmer— Beth Eyre
  • Director Bettendorf— Hank Hewitt
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Cromwell— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Katherine Sullivan— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Voice of the HartLife Insurance Company— Kristen DiMercurio
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Iri Alexander. Special thanks to Josh Zagoren. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

Compañeros

Can it be? Would they really…I’m disappointed that they would sink so low.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Hopper— Stephaine Murphy
  • Tower Watch Officer Gloria Moreno— Eli Barraza
  • Tower Watch Officer Augustus Hasher— Felix Trench
  • Edward Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Vice President Carter— Clayton Faits
  • Eunice Kincaid— Kat Evans

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Samuel Kolhass and Makena Levine. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

No Policy

Perhaps we must look farther afield for information on what happened to the tower.  I saw a primitive greenhouse as I entered, ruined by neglect and time.  What might we learn there?

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Kat Evans
  • Emerson— Dean Yeager

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Stephanie Spence. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Simplecast.

A Question of Labor

We return to those absurd Hendersonians and their disgusting rebellion.  Perhaps there is some clue as to what happened to our beloved Company here?

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Loamy— Kat Evans
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Limey— Lauren Faits
  • Peat— Jared Latore
  • Ash— David Rheinstrom
  • Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Tower Watch Croney— Jared Latore

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Clayton Faits. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, the Second City Training Center.

Memory Loss

I regret having to play this tape for you, Policies.  Bear witness to my lowest moment.

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  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Elizabeth— Tara Schile
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Lauren Faits. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, the Second City Training Center.