Tag: actors

  • 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…

  • BRASS Episode 37: Voices in the Dark

    The cat-and-mouse games continue between Lord Brass and the Crime Minister, Gwendolyn visits a policeman, and Lord Trent arrives for another interview in the dark room.

  • BRASS Episode #35: Fellow Travelers

    The intrigue continues as Gwendolyn goes street peddling, Cyril has a romantic ocean crossing and Lady Brass meets with the infamous leader of Edinburgh’s Chinatown, Madame Hao.

  • 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…

  • BRASS Stacks 10: Reginald’s Christmas Revels by Saki

    A clever if frightfully amoral young man livens things up during a holiday weekend at a country home in this mischievous story by Saki.

  • Backstage at the New BRASS Christmas Play!

    Since October of this year we’ve been in rehearsal for “The Christmas Case: A Lady Brass Mystery.” The show opens in Portland’s Chapel Theatre on the day after Thanksgiving and runs through till December 21st with shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a Saturday matinee and one Wednesday performance on December 19th and none…

  • BRASS Episode 25: Troubling Times

    It is now 1886, and a new Prime Minister is in power. Arriving in Scotland, Lady Brass gets an update from the staff, while back in London, Ponder meets with a retired pugilist.

  • 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.…

  • BRASS: The Devil In Whitechapel Episode 1

    Crooks and Nannies: Lord and Lady Brass pay a visit on a grieving widow, and find themselves drawn head-first into the mystery of a missing child. Cast List

  • BRASS Stacks 3: The Mysterious Case of Miss V., by Virginia Woolf

    The late 19th and early 20th century were the golden age of the ghost story. Some of the greatest tales of the supernatural were written at this time, including masterpieces by Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, as well as short stories by such heavyweight novelists as Dickens,  George Eliot, and Henry James.…