Welcome to our page for all things BRASS!
BRASS is a multi-platform Steampunk adventure serial about a family of Victorian science geniuses, each with unique abilities. Lord Brass is an inventor and tactician, Lady Brass a Sherlock Holmes-level detective, son Cyril a martial artist savant, and daughter Gwendolyn a mistress of disguise and con artist. Together they serve Crown and Country in a 19th century that differs significantly from the one in our history books, due to several different events.
In this world aetheric batteries power robot-like automatons, giant airships traverse the skies, and Babbage computational engines have brought the information age to the world a century earlier than in our own. Victoria and Albert rule a British Empire that is even more powerful than the one in our own history, as well as more just—if perhaps more dangerous.
As our story begins, the Brass Family have just returned from years serving abroad to a London that is under the grip of a mysterious Crime Minister, who has established a firm authority over the many criminal gangs of the Capitol. Given their experience in espionage, they think that finding and destroying their arch-enemy should be a relatively simple task—but they are gravely mistaken.
BRASS takes place across multiple media, with the chronicles of the First Family playing out as an audio series, live stage shows and a short film. Here’s a list of cast and credits for the audio series, and you can listen to the first two episodes of the series for free here:
The live stage shows take place in Seattle, and feature many of the members of the audio cast, as the family embark on adventures that take place in between the audio seasons. In the first one, “Oh My Azaleas!,” Lord and Lady Brass follow up on a mystery involving a falling body, a stolen necklace, and the fiercest fighters in the Empire, the gurkhas. “Azaleas” was staged at Theater Schmeater in September 2015. In the second, “Fatal Footlights,” Cyril and Gwendolyn go undercover backstage at the premiere of Oscar Wilde’s first play to discover who’s threatening disaster and worse if the show should open. “Footlights” was staged at The Schmee in April 2016. Here’s a video of the “title sequence” from “Azaleas,” and some photos from the production of “Footlights.”
And our short film “Lair of the Red Widow” pits the Brass Family against a white slaver who might hold the key to the identity of their arch-nemesis. “Red Widow” concluded primary filming in April and is due to premiere this September!