Thursday, June 24, 2021 9:00 PM CDT
Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama: Tex X and the Cattle Prodders - LIVE!
Director: Michael Brainard
Take a trip back to the Old West with Bill Chessman’s “Tex and the Cattle Prodders”. Slap your chaps, stomp your boots, and laugh yourself silly as Tex and his sometimes-faithful companion, Bobo, try to round up nasty cattle rustlers and maybe win the heart of the girl.
Directed by Michael Brainard, “Tex X and the Cattle Prodders” received an Award of Distinction in the 2017 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. http://mtbscriptcompetition.com/
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Brian Barnes has been interested in production from a young age. He started off creating videos with friends, which evolved into enrolling at Indiana University where he joined the Radio and TV Broadcasting crew and narrowed his focus towards live events. Throughout his time in school, he gathered experience working with audio and he is eager to continue learning more.
Mo Arii as Darlene—A graduate of California State University Fullerton, Mo is a founding member of STAGEStheatre in Fullerton where she. Previous acting credits include Christine in A Doll’s House, Karen in Dinner with Friends, and Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. When not on stage, Mo teaches theater and filmmaking to elementary students and has worked as a corporate trainer for Role Player Services for 25 years. She’s thrilled to be working with this amazingly talented cast.
Primarily a film and television actor, Michael has recently been pulled into the world of audio drama. He wrote and created the 2021 Audie nominated The Ernie Pyle Experimen!t at NPR affiliate WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana. Best known for his acting roles on ABC’s All My Children and NBC’s Santa Barbara, Michael thinks the time is right to put his full attention into the burgeoning world of audio storytelling.
Denny Moynahan is an actor/singer-songwriter and musician. For the last 21 years as ‘King Kukulele’ he has performed around the world, releasing three CDs in the process. With his combo King Kukulele the Friki Tiki's he has created music for the film ‘The DVD of Tiki’; performed in the films ‘Uktetopia’, and ‘Rock That Uke!’; and in London he recorded the CD "The London Luau Presents Live At Trader Vic's". He has maintained a longstanding relationship with Disneyland, bringing his unique brand of interactive improvised comical music to families from around the world.
Emily McGee has appeared in numerous audio, theatre, and film productions throughout Indianapolis and Bloomington. Recently you may have seen and heard her as Vampira in Ed Wood: The Musical at the HEAR Now Audio Festival in Kansas City, Mrs.McKee and Mrs. Michaelis in Cardinal Stage Company’s production of The Great Gatsby, Dr. Lanyon in Ivy Tech’s Production of Jekyll and Hyde, and The Creature in the live audio drama performance of Frankenstein produced by the Bloomington Writer’s Guild and the Monroe County Public Library. Emily also regularly lends her puppetry skills and voice as Peggy, in the 4-time Emmy nominated and 3-time Telly award winning children’s short Peggy’s Poetry and Zarg, which is featured weekly on The Friday Zone through WTIU.
Steve Scott has performed in over fifteen theater and voice acting productions in Bloomington, Indiana. He appeared in Bloomington Playwrights Project’s performances of “30 Day Mourning Period” (Larry), “Beating A Dead Horse” (Fritz), and “The Oregon Trail” (Clancy). His last stage appearance before the pandemic was as serial killer Ralph Ian Wantage in Monroe County Civic Theater’s production of Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”. Steve also voiced the character’s Dick and Denver in Indiana Public Media’s “The Ernie Pyle Experiment”, and the voice of Fred Porlock in Cardinal Stage’s radio drama, “Predisposed to Violins”.
Tony Brewer is a poet and sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught and performed at the HEAR Now Festival since 2013 and has been on staff with NATF since 2001. Tony specializes in live productions and has worked nationwide, from Florida to Minneapolis and from New York to Washington State. He has won an ANGIE award (named for Angela Lansbury) and was made a Kentucky Colonel for his work at the International Mystery Writers Festival in Owensboro KY and he received the inaugural Bradshaw Award (named for Firesign Theatre character Lt. Bradshaw) for Service to the Field of Audio Theatre. More at www.tonybrewer71.blogspot.com