HartLife NFP Returns to the Chicago Fringe Festival!

Loyal Policies,

The Directors are very excited to announce that HartLife NFP will be returning to the Chicago Fringe Festival this year, presenting an all-new live episode of set in the world of Our Fair City!

We are also excited to officially announce that this new piece will be co-written by none other than Our Fair City’s Kat Evans and Ele Matelan, and directed by HartLife and Fringe regular, Jennifer Olson!

We hope you’ll join us in September for another great year at the Fringe Festival: stay tuned for more details.

Photo by Jenna Braunstein Photography

 

See you in the tunnels,

 

Vice President Gardner

The Battle of Waste Field Three

As we come to the conclusion of the first half of the Sixth season of the True Historical Retellings of Our Fair City, we invite all Loyal Policies to join us.  Join us in shunning the Outsider.  Join us in shaming the Dissident.  Join us in exposing the disloyal Hendersonians working amongst us, striving through craft and word and violence against the great work of HartLife.  Even as they work to rend our Mighty Tower apart, listen: and remember.  Their words are hollow, their victories are meaningless, their actions fruitless when compared to the great history of Our Fair City.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Sully— Whitney Jones
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Art by Dann Tincher.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Basecamp!

8: The Dogs of Gore

Part 8 of “StormHawk: Out in the Cold”- we return to the survivors of the downed lightning rig StormHawk who decided to remain out on the tundra, away from the loving embrace of HartLife (see Season Three/Episode 2)!

Episodes of Season Six of Our Fair City are released on opposite Wednesdays: listen to the show here.

Story by Jim McDoniel. Art by Tyne Lowe

The Closing of the Gullet

Loyal Policies, enjoy this True Retelling of the Battle of Waste Field Three, and see for yourselves through the propaganda and lies spread by malicious elements within the company.  Truly, none of these Policies, disloyal as they were, could have survived without the mercy and beneficence of the company.  Do not believe their lies.  Do not believe your ears.  Believe only in the power of HartLife…all the life you’ll ever need.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Sully— Whitney Jones
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Peat— Jared Latore
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Art by Damian Duffy.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

7: Sabotage

Part 7 of “StormHawk: Out in the Cold”- we return to the survivors of the downed lightning rig StormHawk who decided to remain out on the tundra, away from the loving embrace of HartLife (see Season Three/Episode 2)!

Episodes of Season Six of Our Fair City are released on opposite Wednesdays: listen to the show here.

Story by Jim McDoniel. Art by Tyne Lowe

The Rediscovery of Hope

In tonight’s seasonal retelling of the True History of the HartLife Corporation, we rejoin Simon Von Hagens (Dead Disposal Driver) and Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt (Window Washer and Amateur Naturalist) as they spelunk deeper into the caves and warrens below the city in search of the Queen of the AntPeople.  Will they discover their new adversary, or will the come upon something much, much more dangerous to their corporate welfare?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt— Kat Evans
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Photo shoot designed, produced, and directed by Ryan Schile, photography by Sebastian Orr, makeup by Tara Schile. Featuring (L to R) Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, Mark Soloff, Kat Evans.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Iron Galaxy!

210: Vastly Underqualified

We are happy to present the conclusion of “The Exercise:” the second installment of “The Department!” You can catch up on the first series starting here.

The Department will be released on opposite weeks to episodes of Season Six of Our Fair City, which you can listen to here.

Story by David Rheinstrom. Art by Ryan Simmons. Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

Lost and (Sometimes) Found

We return to our erstwhile heroes, Charles Wynn, Alison Dalton, and Cassandra Wilkins as they flee the ant menace through HartLife’s ventilation system.  Will they find safety, succor, and Cassie’s family…or only more horror?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Charles Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Operator— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Iron Galaxy!

209: Tag, You’re It!

We continue with “The Exercise:” the second installment of “The Department!” You can catch up on the first series starting here.

The Department will be released on opposite weeks to episodes of Season Six of Our Fair City, which you can listen to here.

Story by David Rheinstrom. Art by Ryan Simmons. Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

The Tower Below

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  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Vice President Carter— Clayton Faits
  • Waste Management Technician— Ele Matelan
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Eric Meister. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Shawnimals!