SERIES FINALE! Five years in the future...the entire West Coast of the United States has been decimated by nuclear war, and now that people have begun to rebuild, they demand to be entertained. So, when the movie industry sets up shop in Hollywood, Florida a desperate monster movie studio looking to capitalize on the modern nuclear hysteria hires a young screenwriter named Edna Wood to write a monster movie about mutated sea lions. Desperate for cash and oddly fascinated by the bizarre specificity of the request, the screenwriter accepts and begins to write the movie. But the deadlines keep getting shorter, the studio more restless, and there is something about the mutated sea lions that look a little too real to be special effects. Nobody will stoop lower to make a buck than the movie maestros in "Hollywood, Florida." Written by Tyler Grimes. Directed by Kurt Cruz. Starring Jared Corak, Brielle DeMirjian, Joe Morris, and Elizabeth-Ann Moss. Sound engineering, design, and editing by Liz Regan. Play development by Jonathan Smith. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
May 28, 2019
Five years in the future...As greenhouse gases accumulate and global warming reaches new heights, string instruments are consistently flat and trumpets are unable to reach the low end of their range. Franklin, a violin maker and climate change denier, refuses to reengineer his instruments or his perspective. Faced with significant criticism from his customers and the subsequent jeopardy his livelihood, will he still ignore reality? Written by Aysha Zackria. Directed by Sara Elizabeth Grant. Starring Beverly Blanchett, Sara Elizabeth Grant, Murphy Hayes, Stephen Hedger, Wally Lurz, Renee Elizabeth Turner, and Jenna Wyatt. Sound engineering and editing by Tyler Grimes. Sound design and original music by Spencer Robelen. Play development by Tyler Grimes. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Apr 23, 2019
Five years in the future...George has just returned home after five years overseas in military intelligence fighting in a war no one seems to know about. He craves a return to normal, everyday life, except a pervasive app, called the Small Talk Assist App, makes that impossible. What will a world where small talk and every day human interactions are dominated by virtual assistants be like? Written by Peter M. Carrozzo. Directed by Lacey Keane. Starring Barron B. Bass, Katy Corbus, Laura Dadap, Brittany Halls, Ty Hawthorne, Lacey Keane, James Kim, V Ramos, Liz Regan, and Jack Siebert. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Krysta Gonzalez. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sound used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Mar 26, 2019
Five years in the future...The west coast of the United States votes in favor of secession- a motion that came to be known as “the Separation.” In the ensuing chaos, a shadow government takes control, and democracy is suspended. Somewhere a man named Jeremy is held in a room by an anonymous woman who tortures him with a smartphone app. Jeremy supported the Separation, even after his family left him over it. Now he worries that his decision might have cost him more than his life as he once knew it. Sometimes freedom isn’t taken from us. Sometimes we give it up voluntarily. Written by Corey Pajka. Directed by Robert A.K. Gonyo. Starring Samantha Cooper, Marlowe Holden, Megan LeKnapp, John Noel, Christina Pitter, and Kia Sayyadi. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Robert AK Gonyo. Play development by Lauren Milici. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Feb 26, 2019
Five years in the future... The Walt Disney Company owns every known intellectual property — except one. McKayla Evans, creator of webcomic sensation "April Showers," stands as the final defense against The Mouse's complete cultural monopoly. When the rights to her creation are sold to Disney without her consent, McKayla sets out to take back what's hers. With the help of her agent-with-benefits and a former Disney employee, McKayla will uncover the truth about Disney's dealings in her mission to bring down the Mouse once and for all. Written by Jennifer Schell. Directed by Tyler Grimes. Starring Gabriel Celik, Tyler Grimes, Dave Hamar, Kimmi Johnson, Joe Rawda, and Marlo Rodriguez. Sound engineering by Tyler Grimes. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Liz Regan. Play development by Alex Flanigan. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. "Waves" by Odysseus Licensed by Label Worx (on behalf of Opulent), and 3 Music Rights Societies. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Jan 29, 2019
Five years in the future... the gig economy has expanded to include emotional labor: just as you can catch an Uber or outsource your errands to TaskRabbit, you can hire an emotional labor proxy to break up with someone, educate people to be more “woke,” and cut toxic people out of your life. When Jo takes on the proxy gig of cutting off contact between Frank and his estranged daughter, she never imagines that she will see him through anyone else’s eyes, least of all her own. Proxies was recorded in its entirety on November 10 in New York City featuring Liz Regan and Sean Williams. It was written by Natalie Zutter, and directed by Kristen Tomanocy. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Jamie Johnson. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Dec 19, 2018
Five years in the future...the Amazon-Google-Apple conglomerate WonderCorp has released a brand-new home assistant called "KIRA." Aiden and Charlie are best friends who have been chosen as beta-testers for the system's new AI feature, which includes an "EmotionalChoice" detector. When this new feature reveals Charlie's secret love for Aiden, both friends do not know how to navigate the new uncharted waters of their friendship, and fall into the routine of avoiding the subject, while KIRA continues to make E-Choice suggestions left and right. Are these choices superficial algorithms, or do they reveal the friends most inner secrets? How do we deal with the repercussions of Emotional Playback? Written by Carlo Feliciani Ojeda. Directed by Daimien J. Matherson. Starring Charlie Alguera, Chris Gacinski, Tyler Charles Kane, Gaby Tortoledo, andSamantha Villarroel. Sound Engineering by Tyler Grimes. Sound Design by Lisha Brown. Sound Editing by V Ramos. Play Development by Sarah Misch. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Nov 20, 2018
Sam and her best friend Ben are struggling with adulthood, their views of the city, and what dating in their 20's really means. Their "it is what it is" attitude keeps them together and fighting against the world. When Ben meets a guy whose views on life challenge everything they believe, Sam is forced to take a deeper look at her life and the choices she's making. Through a series of bad decisions, misguided arguments, and awful dates, Sam struggles to maintain her friendship, figure out the next steps, and take responsibility for the life she wants.
Mar 22, 2018
Kasey and her partner Rylan would like to have a nice, quiet Easter dinner: eat some ham, maybe chit-chat about church, listen to Mozart. But their neighbors Talitha and Tyson have other ideas. Who could have known a painting of Jesus would be so offensive? Written by Joshua Smalley. Directed by Kristan Seemel. Starring Aaron Ballard, Barron B Bass, Cameran Hebb, and Isabelle Pierre. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Tyler Grimes.Artwork by Andrew Singer. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen, all other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
Feb 28, 2018
Flor and Stephen are on a drive that will take them through the last two years of their relationship together. The ups, the downs, the in betweens, the loving exchanges, and the hurtful arguments. How do you make a change? You can listen to your head, your heart, or both; but when you know, you know. Written by Krysta Gonzales. Directed by Daren Taylor. Starring Chiara Maya, Josef Maxwell, and Krysta Gonzales. Sound engineering by Curtis Fritsh. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Jamie Johnson. Artwork by Andrew Singer. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen, all other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
Feb 15, 2018