Will the Real Professor Challenger….

No character created by an author is fully autobiographical. So it is no surprise to learn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was in very few ways like his Great Detective–not a thin cold Englishman whose only interest is crime and how to solve it, but a big jolly Scot with an interest in sports and … Read More

“I Can Play Tall:” an Interview with Larry Albert

Larry Albert is well known to anyone on the West Coast who does audio drama. For over 30 years he was a stalwart company member of Jim French’s Imagination Theater company, eventually becoming editor as well. He’s a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and a generous contributor to his community, casting a long list of Seattle actors over the years for … Read More

Season Three: It’s a Wrap!

In early March, a collection of 15 Seattle-based performers came together to rehearse for Season Three of BRASS: The Audio Series. It was an intense and slightly chaotic couple of days, with many missed paginations and last-minute adjustments. Thanks to both Kate Kraay and Tremaine for loaning out their houses for bands of roving actors.           … Read More

BRASS Stacks 5: The Stolen Bacillus

H.G. Wells is now primarily known for his early science fiction novels, but it was his short stories that made a name for him. This one comes from a 1905 Pearson’s Magazine. Subtitled “A Tale of Anarchy,” it was darkly topical, as in the last 20 years self-proclaimed anarchists had killed several heads of state and committed bombing outrages throughout … Read More

From Extras to Indies: An Interview with BRASS actor Nancy Frye

Actor, costumer, and seasoned hand at about a half-dozen other roles in front of or behind the camera, Nancy Frye has voiced that theatrical criminal mastermind M. Tressano since the first season of BRASS. The UW-trained Frye lived in Japan and California before returning to Washington, adding to her credits throwing spears from horseback in heavy armor for the History … Read More

BRASS: Season Three Updates

Some updates and news on BRASS, including our next season and information about our companion podcast, BRASS Stacks. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

What’s That I Hear? A Rumination on Podcast Vs. Radio Listening

  vs.     This week BRASS is a featured show on another great public radio station, KFAI 106.7 FM in Minneapolis. Jerry Stearn’s venerated audio drama show Sound Affects, A Radio Playground, will be playing all of Season One of our show beginning this Sunday at 9:30. KFAI joins a roster of radio stations, both public and commercial, who’ve … Read More

W.B. Yeats: Magician

The world of BRASS is alternate history, but one that hews in some ways very close to our own. There really was an occult movement in the London of the 1880s, one that centered around the Russian seer and founder of Theosophy, Madame Blavatsky, who was living in London in 1887. And as in our story, one of her early … Read More

William Morris: The Man Who Did Everything

Episode 3 of The Devil in Whitechapel takes Lord and Lady Brass into the famed salon of William Morris, and an encounter with not only George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, but an introduction to W. B. Yeats. All men, and many more, were good friends of Morris, who was one of the most significant figures in the history of … Read More

BRASS: The Devil in Whitechapel Episode 3

Salons and Seances:  The Brasses visit the salon of Victorian Renaissance man William Morris, have some harrowing conversations with a firebrand anarchist, and meet a guide to occult London, a young poet with a supernatural bent, William Butler Yeats.     Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS