3: More Powerful than Written Law

The conclusion of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

2: Urban Expansion

Our Summer Comic Series continues with  page two of three of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

1: Ms. Sully

We kick off our Summer Comic Series with  page one of three of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

Wrapping up Season Five

Policies and Policettes:

We hope you have enjoyed the fifth season of Our Fair City. We certainly enjoyed making it!

The MolePeople are already hard at work on Season Six, which we plan to debut on January 17th, 2015.  But never fear—until then, there will still be lots of new content from Our Fair City coming to our website and podcast feed!

Next week, our Summer Comic Series will launch on our website with “There is only one queen,” by Johnny Miller and Mark Soloff. We’ll follow that with “The Exercise”-  the second installment of “The Department” by Ryan Simmons, David Rheinstrom, and Dann Tincher.  We’ll be rounding out the break with a brand new webcomic, “Stormhawk: Out in the Cold”, by Tyne Lowe and Jim McDoniel.  We’ll also be releasing clips from our live performances, blooper reels, and more through our podcast feed!

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, you also have the chance to see Our Fair City perform our brand-new live show at the Chicago Fringe Festival between August 28th and September 6th—check back to ourfaircity.com soon for more information on the show and where to buy tickets!

Finally: loyal policies, the Vice Presidents of HartLife NFP are dedicated to bringing you the Our Fair City podcast absolutely free of charge.  However—producing a full-cast audiodrama isn’t cheap.  Our actors need food- our technicians need microphones–and our molepeople need fresh headlamps for their adorable little helmets.  You can support the show by signing up for a donation through our website–just click on the “Donate” link here and choose your amount.  Choose the “donate monthly” option to make a long-term commitment to the show’s existence!  If you are in a position to give, you can rest easily, knowing you’ve helped bring this unique and exciting artform to the world.

If you aren’t able to support the show financially, the best thing you can do is to share your favorite episode with your friends–word of mouth is absolutely the best way for us to reach new fans.

Thank you for your continued support of Our Fair City, and as always, we’ll see you in the tunnels:

 

Vice President Gardner

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 Ryan Simmons. 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.