Posts in Category: Season Five

The Roar of the Crowd

The Tunnels thrum, the city roars, and the Policies of HartLife are beside themselves- the long promised Launch Day has arrived.  With the dastardly plans of Project Manager Charles Wynn revealed to a few and the Hendersonians closing in on the festivities on Level Omega, what will happen when the Hope of HartLife is finally set to its purpose?  Find out, as the Fifth seasonal retelling of the history of Our Fair City comes to a close.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth— Tara Schile
  • Charles Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Assistant to the Board of Directors— Jeffrey Gardner
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Pushed around in the Crowd— John M. Martin, Dave Romm, Richard Fish, Jacob David Maurer
  • Assembled Policies— Eric McClelland, Tron Howard, Dave Romm, Staci Corcoran, Jamie Martin, Kale Ganann, David Gutsche, Jacob David Maurer, Mitch Thompson, Jackie Casteel, Michael Gutsche, Mary Thompson, Ryan Rydberg, Rune Berg, Sophia Bull, Sonya Guggemos, Lisa Martin Ashley Jenkins

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Robin Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.  Some crowd sounds recorded live at CONvergence 2014.

A Single Twisted Spoke

As Launch Day for the Hope of HartLife draws closer, the intrepid Andrew Snidge digs deeper into the mystery that is the Big Dig project.  What does Project Manager Charles Wynn have in store for Cassie and the rest of our meddlesome heroes?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Charles Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Greyson—David Rheinstrom
  • Flint—Clayton Faits
  • Roman—Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Courtney Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Loamy’s Choice

The warrens of Old Tunnel are vast, labyrinthine, and dangerous.  One must take the utmost caution when traversing their mold-ridden expanses–unless, of course, you are the MolePerson designated Loamy.  Then, barbeque sauce and a nursery song will have to do.

Our Fair City would like to dedicate this episode to the families, caretakers, and researchers who are working with patients of Alzheimer’s’ disease.  Learn more at alz.org or alzheimers.org.uk.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • The Widow Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Alan Bloom, F.A.R.M. technician— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Lindsey the Time Traveler— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Time Manipulator—Ryan Schile

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Cyrus Crashtest. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Dinner with the Good Doctors

Tonight, we return to that lair of unnatural, unsupervised, and decidedly un-corporate science: the Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House, as we join the Doctors and Andrew Snidge as they welcome Cassie in for that most dangerous of gatherings: a home-cooked meal with the family.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Josh— David Rheinstrom
  • Jenny— Marsha Harman
  • Cassy Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth— Tara Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • The Meatwall— Ryan Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Photo shoot designed, edited, and directed by Ryan Schile.  Makeup by Tara Schile.  Photography by Sebastian Orr Photography.  Featuring (L to R) Mark Soloff, Ele Matelan, Ryan Schile, Tara Schile, and Frank Sjodin. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Declawed

What dreams might rest inside the sleeping brain of a MolePerson?  While you, loyal Policy, have surely never wasted valuable corporate time on such frivolous thoughts–rest assured, the company has an answer.  Journey with us into…the mind of the MOLE.

  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Ferous— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Ash— David Rheinstrom
  • Derek— Mark Soloff
  • Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Simon Von Haggens— Mark Soloff
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Cumulus Jane— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Caffeine Chorus— Caitlin Morgan, Mark Morgan, John Schile, Juliet Taylor, Bronwyn Schile, Robert Topping
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

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. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Artistic Differences

Tensions begin to boil as a group of insurgents, know only as “The Hendersonians,” prepare for a stunning display of corporate disloyalty and defiance.  What horrors will they unleash on the good Policies of HartLife?  What harm will they do to the mighty infrastructure of the Corporation?  And most importantly–how will HartLife restore order and safety?  Find out…as the story of Our Fair City continues.

  • Lyndon— David Rheinstrom
  • Ann— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Natasha— Lauren Faits
  • Maria— Tara Schile
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Josh the Intern— David Rheinstrom
  • Jenny the Intern— Marsha Harman
  • Flint— Clayton Faits
  • Roman— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Tyne Lowe. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Geonautical Console-tations

Descend with the young Cassie Wilkins into the very bowels of the city, to the newly carved out Sector Omega.  Thrill at being deeper than any policy has ever gone before- and marvel at the magnificent and mammoth Geoship that will take Policy Wilkins even deeper.  Yes, loyal listeners- it is truly a new day of exploration for Our Fair City.

  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Danielle Tanimura. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Rise and Shine

Policies, do not listen to the Outsider or Dissenter, who may tell you that your commute to work in the morning is unpleasant!  With HartLife, all elements of the work-day experience have been finely crafted to encourage employee satisfaction, synergistic excellence, and above all, maximum productivity.  Truly: who could not appreciate the gentle, warming lightrise as the daytime illumination slowly comes online?  The clean, cool feel of the recirculated air, pumping gently through your tunnels?  The first whiff of Algae-based coffee beverages, distributed at a compact, efficient kiosk in your PeopleMover station?  But wait- who is that behind the kiosk desk?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City continues.

  • Vice- Barista Edward Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Caffeine Chorus— Tara Schile, Mark Soloff, Abby Doud, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Erin Davenport— Abby Doud
  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Jess Cwik. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Everything in its Place

The day begins unexpectedly for Doctor Emily Caligari, as she desperately attempts to avoid that high crime against Productivity- Tardiness. Will she arrive at her meeting on time?  Will our friends, the newly underemployed riggers, find suitable occupations?  Will Sandy and Clay settle down into co-habitating bliss? Will Elizabeth Rourke pass her Identity Variance exam?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Farmer-Type Policy— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Conductor— Jim McDoniel
  • Security Guard— David Rheinstrom
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • The Dealer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Chorus of Policies— Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, David Rheinstrom, Jared Latore
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Barkeeper— Abby Doud
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • The Meatwall— Ryan Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Steph Charaska. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

The Right Stuff

We rejoin the policies of HartLife as they bask in the warm glow of the power surplus created by the fusion reactor and Neal Henderson’s sacrifice.  HartLife is not idle, however- what will the company do with this new bounty?  What new joys will they bring their loyal policies?  What pleasures will our dear friends experience during this time of plenty?  Find out, as the Fifth Season of the HartLife Historical Records begins….

  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Stage Manager— David Rheinstrom
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Flint— Clayton Faits
  • Roman— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • The Dealer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Mrs. Wilkins— Lauren Rapciak
  • Lily Wilkins— Tara Schile
  • Sound Guy— Ryan Schile

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.