The Knack and How He Got It: An Interview with Jeremy Adams

The Knack and How He Got It When Jeremy Adams auditioned for the role of Cyril Brass back in 2015, it seemed less like he was auditioning and more that he simply picked up the script and WAS Cyril—the charm, the diffidence, the dandyish swagger were all there at once. For the last five years, Adams has played the martially … Read More

BRASS Stacks 16: Christmas Every Day

William Dean Howell’s 1892 story about a little girl who wished it could be Christmas every day has an interesting moral or two for adults as well.

Chasing Aimee

Aimee Decker is one of the rare members of the BRASS company to have performed in all three of our mediums. Twice on stage and once on film she’s played Tommy Moore, one of the cunning criminal cabal known as The Watch and Chain Gang. And this season she premieres as Madame Hao, a Sino-Scot kingpin in this alternate century’s … Read More

Re-Orientation

In the upcoming Episode 34 of BRASS, we’re told that Madame Hao lives in the Chinatown of Edinburgh–a place entirely imaginary in 1886. But in this different world, the historical accidents of the computer age arriving a century early has made for a very different British Empire, and a very different Chinese Empire as well. In our own history, the … Read More

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