Moore, Please! An Interview with Terry Edward Moore

There’s a deft sort of patrician air about Terry Edward Moore. He is very adept at playing the man with all the answers–the detective, the father, the thoughtful authority figure. Even if, as in his devastating performance of the father of a severely disabled daughter in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in Seattle in 2013, his answers … Read More

BRASS Episode 27: Dressing Rooms and Drawing Rooms

Gwendolyn and Dan get a backstage pass in pursuit of the mysterious Kensington Gore, while Ponder Wright has a drink with his brother Mordecai. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Matthew in the Middle(ton)

On stage, Matt Middleton is Mr. Nice Guy. He’s tremendously good at creating characters who though often deeply flawed, still remain relatable. There’s an aspect of easy-to-reach vulnerability in his work that’s appealing from a tall, good-looking man, a sort of benevolent if tentative attempt to Get It Right, whatever It might be. Regrettably for dramatic irony, Middleton is also, … Read More

An Ear for Composition

You may have noticed a new BRASS theme for Season 3. in fact, you may have noticed a lot of new music in our latest episodes, from stingers to a slightly raucous piano player in a London pub, and even a hymn played on the organ of Westminster Abbey that sounds familiar, even though you won’t find it in any … Read More

Depicting a Demagogue

Season Three of BRASS introduces a new character, Lord Trent, a dissolute aristocrat who’s catapulted to political prominence as part of the machinations of the Crime Minister. Before you protest that such a thing is too fantastical, let’s just say that despite current political events, there’s little new in the biographies and methods of demagogues. (Though yes, it’s perhaps true … Read More

A BRASS Hatter Tea Party!

Recently the Brass family, as represented by Lady Madelyn and Gwendolyn, sat down for Decedent Tea (that is, tea at 6:00 PM, as the fashionable are calling it) with the Sir and Lady Knightsbridge Family at B.F. Fuller’s Mortar and Pestle Tea Shop in Fremont. The evening, the fulfillment of a long-anticipated social encounter between these two storied lineages, included … Read More

A Chat with Charles: Meet the New Lord Brass!

It’s an open question as to who are the best actors in Seattle, but the general consensus of the acting community itself is that Charles Leggett deserves a place in the pantheon–as well as maybe a drink or two of something very nice and Irish. He’s received the region’s Gregory Award, the Seattle equivalent of a Tony, and has been … Read More

BRASS Season Three: A World Without Heroes?

As we prepare to launch our Third Season, some authorial reflections. While there is much debate about whether Art can ever truly change the World, it’s pretty much a sure thing that the World changes Art. The socio-political-economic-historic-demographic-logistics of it all bangs about in everyone’s head, and that includes artists, so our fictions and other creations can’t help reflecting this. … Read More

Season Three: New Characters, New Castmembers

As we prepare to launch Season 3 of BRASS: The Audio Series, we’re looking forward to introducing you to new characters; an American abolitionist, a Liberian engineering genius, and an Islamic warrior, among many others. To take on these roles, as well as a new voice for the leader of the Brass clan, we’re adding a quartet of distinguished actors … Read More

This Year’s Brass Screw: Elementary, my Dear Professor!

The Eighth Annual Brass Screw Confederacy ran from June 7th to the 9th this year, and we at BRASS were there not just to participate, but to report. Held yet again in the almost impossibly quaint downtown of Port Townsend, Washington, out on the Olympic Peninsula, this year’s Confederacy was the best-attended yet–helped, it must be said, by the demise … Read More