Posts in Category: Season Four

Neal Henderson

The city waits with bated breath as Neal Henderson, the Sharp Chuter, descends to the Putrescible Waste Fields to provide the power necessary to jump start the Doctors’ Fusion Reactor.  Can the actions of one man, no matter how mighty, make a difference in the monolithic tower of the HartLife corporation?

Loyal Policies: we strongly recommend listening to this piece of the Historical Record with headphones.

  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H Orr
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe

Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. 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.

Operation

As the power supplies of the city continue to dwindle, the Doctors Caligari, West and Moro work with Vice President Davenport to convince the newly returned Neal Henderson to jump start their fusion reactor.  Will the Sharp Chuter be willing to help the city that cast him out?  Will Loamy survive the tender ministrations of Doctor West?  Will the reactor start in time to save the policies…and the Company?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H Orr
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Tyne Lowe. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Opposite Reactions

Vice President Davenport and The Switcher attempt to put their plan to jump-start Dr. West and Dr. Caligari’s reactor, but are stymied by none other than Special Agent George Chamberlain.  On the run from a psychotic madman with a badge and a gun, what hope do they, or indeed any Policies of HartLife, have of surviving this crisis?

  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H Orr
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Elevator music by Frank Arban.  Episode art by Jimmy Hasse. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Off the Record

We return to the Data Extraction suites of the department of Human Resources, as Erin Davenport (model employee) administers compulsory physical coaching and inquiry-based communication to the Switcher (dangerous free-thinker).  What will happen when her father, Vice President Edward Davenport, arrives on the scene?  Is there any hope for the Switcher?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • Erin Davenport— Abby Doud
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Robin Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Lessons in Humility

In the loading bay for the Dead Disposal Drivers, our MolePeople friends Clay and Sandy are recruited to assist Simon in the loading of the unusually high number of retired policies.  However, when Vice President Davenport appears to move his power production plan forward, how will he react to these off-the-clock shenanigans?  Will the M.O.L.E.s be punished for participating in human work, and what will happen to the oft-delinquent Simon?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Jess Cwik. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

A Meeting of Minds and Heads

Dr. Caligari, now working with Vice President Davenport on the Power Crisis, stalks the twisting warrens of Old Tunnel in search of that most dangerous of prey: Dr. Herbert West.

  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Dr. Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff

Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Photoshoot produced and directed by Ryan Schile. Photography by Sebastian Orr.  Photoshoot models (left to right): Tara Schile, Marsha Harman, Ryan Schile, Travis Sauder’s body & Mark Soloff’s head. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Green Tidings

We return to the newly discovered verdant “Eden,” outside the walls of the company, where Neal Henderson, Alison, and the rest of the crew of the downed rig Stormhawk work to survive without HartLife under the tutelage of Dora, amateur naturalist and window-washer.

  • Dora— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Alison — Nina O’Keefe
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Various Riggers— Tara Schile and Ryan Schile

Written by Stephanie Spence. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by David Rheinstrom and Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

The Switcher

Putting Dr. Caligari’s plan into action, Vice President Davenport visits the Power Management station.  Will the Switcher deliver the power he needs to save the city, or will he choose callous self-interest over the good of the Company?

  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Flint— Clayton Faits
  • Roman — Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • The Huddled Masses— Ryan Schile and Tara Schile
  • Special Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

The Delicate Art of Diplomacy

As power reserves continue to dwindle and food stores run low, we visit the hardworking policies of the Human Resources department.  Productivity is threatened as the riots escalate outside and their Vice President gets a visit from someone from the air ducts.

  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Frank— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Lupe — Lauren Rapciak
  • Antoine— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Carson— Clayton Faits
  • Jenny— Marsha Harman
  • Josh— David Rheinstrom
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Encounter

In which the survivors of the lightning rig crash scrounge as if their lives depend on it, run like there’s no tomorrow, and encounter that most rare and mysterious of denizens of that Outside: Vegitation. 

  • Alison—Nina O’Keefe
  • Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples
  • Dora— Lise “Kat” Evans
  • Emerson— Dean Yeager Schile

Written by Stephanie Spence. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Courtney Billadeau. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.