BRASS: The Origin Story

As we move BRASS into the strange new world of TV pitching, we’ve learned to anticipate a new question: “What’s your origin story?” In this context the question doesn’t mean “where do your characters come from?” but “where does your story come from?” That’s often tough for a writer to answer. Sometimes it’s an itch you can’t scratch, or an … Read More

Bolder than BRASS: An Interview with Katherine Grant-Suttie

Katherine Grant-Suttie is our original and unsurpassable Gwendolyn Brass, as well as a co-producer at Battleground, where she’s worked as an audio engineer, graphic designer, and about a hundred other jobs at one time or another. She’s also driven and something of a workaholic, so it was harder than you might imagine getting her to sit down for a profile … Read More

That’s Why the Lady is a Brass: a Chat with Kate Kraay

Kate Kraay has played the role of Lady Brass since its first audio episode, as well as onstage (The Launch Party) and on film (Lair of the Red Widow, The Kinesigraph). As we approach the close of the fourth season, we realized that we hadn’t done a profile on Kate–a pretty huge omission, seeing how important she’s been to BRASS! … Read More

BRASS Episode 36: The Price of Eloquence

Lord Brass and Ab’d discuss realpolitik, Cyril has an audience with an archbishop, the Crime Minister gives a geometry lesson, and Gwendolyn plans a heist.

Politics and the Imagination

I rarely look to politics for artistic inspiration. I don’t think most writers do. But even the most apolitical of artists can find their imaginations snagged by momentous events, particularly when that old bromide “we’re living through history” is regularly evoked. Rarely has History, of the national, international and global sort, been so relentless in establishing omnipresence in our lives. … Read More

BRASS Season Four: Previously….

The story of the Brass Family returns for its final (for now) chapter, Season Four, starting in two weeks. If you could use a gentle reminder of a plot line or two, give this a listen! (Though no guarantee that it won’t leave you MORE confused….)

BRASS Stacks 14: The Open Window by Saki

Our latest Stacks is this classic story by H.H. Munro, the illimitable Saki. A young man of nervous temperament meets a young woman with a tale to tell. Narrated by our Gwendolyn Brass, the lovely Katherine Grant-Suttie.

BRASS Stacks 13: Gabriel Ernest

We return to our favorite short story writer, Saki, for this classic tale of a disquieting encounter with a strange young man.