BRASS Stacks 17: The Snowman

  The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snowman” tells the melancholy story of a snowman’s ill-suited romance with a kitchen stove. Read by special BRASS Stacks guest Billie Wildrick in a co-production with Utter Love audio experiences; go here for more information. (And thanks to Wildrick for the original music and soundscape in this special episode.)   Podcast (brass-stacks): … Read More

Welcome to the Battleground, Spence!

When Los Angeles-based producer Spence Bovee ran across BRASS show creator John Longenbaugh at this year’s National Association of Program and Television Executives, it was on ZOOM. But they still recognized each other. They’d both grown up in Sitka, a small town in Southeast Alaska with slightly more than 8,000 people and slightly less than 30 miles of road. They’d … Read More

BRASS: An Audio Teaser

Yes, yes, we know that BRASS concerns a family of Victorian science heroes matching wits and weapons with a mysterious Crime Minister, but what’s it ABOUT? Here’s a quick Season One teaser to give you a taste! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

BRASS Episode 40: A Curtain Falls

Lord Whitestone visits Parliament, Gwendolyn has some social calls, and the family has breakfast together. Pretty much how you might imagine things conclude. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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

BRASS Episode 39: Rites of Spring

Lord Brass has tea, Lady Brass sees to an an exit, Gwendolyn arranges an entrance, and Mechanical Badgers. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSPodcast (brass-stacks): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

BRASS Episode 38: Missions and Statements

Lord Brass gives a speech, Cyril visits a newspaper, and the Crime Minister reveals his plans for retribution. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

The Million-Dollar Paint Set

As we pull this week’s version of the Bulletin together, we’re also assembling our pitch package for NATPE, a virtual TV producer and distributor conference. This is the third conference we’ve attended in the last couple of years, and only the second that (thanks to COVID) is virtual. In the last five years we’ve produced BRASS plays, BRASS podcasts and … 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