About This Episode
It’s time for a special Christmas episode of Stories Found! In this episode, we’re talking to the charming playwright, Brian Rust, before hearing his hilarious ten-minute play, Under a Christmas Moon.
About the Playwright
Brian Rust (he/him) is a Boston-based actor and writer who makes chocolates and searches for cryptids in his spare time.
High points of his career include being killed by a pillow during The Robin Hood Faire, appearing on stage with Le Tigre as a member of the Art School Cheerleaders, and using a plunger and ten pounds of jello to create an unforgettable foley effect for a live radio version of CHICKEN HEART.
Most recently he wrote and directed ‘Plan 8 from the Outer Ether’ (a steampunk prequel to the infamous Ed Wood film), and directed and produced ‘Strange Tales of Davis Square’, an interactive audio tour that took participants on a hunt around a local neighborhood to discover mp3s of stories set in the exact spot they were standing.
Read more of Brian’s work on NPX, The New Play Exchange.
About the Cast
Under a Christmas Moon was performed by:
Kate O’Claire as Kel
Kate O’Claire (she/her/hers) is a performer, producer, public speaker, and social justice mage who has been seen on stages throughout Central Florida, Paris, and her home state of Wisconsin. She is passionate about telling unique stories, amplifying historically excluded voices, fighting the patriarchy, riding Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios, eating Taco Bell, and reducing shame around difficult topics.
Joe Llorens as Scout
Joe Llorens has been a performer for over twenty years. In that time, he’s done things. Some of those things he’s liked, even. Joe will keep trying to do things he likes and not be as judgy about the things he doesn’t like because he really should cut himself a bit of a break. He loves his wife, children, and pets, though. A lot.
Paul Hanna as Santa
Featured Organization: The Post-Meridian Radio Players
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are a Boston-area group of creatives dedicated to exploring audio theater as a unique art form. They offer live performances and studio productions of both classic tales from the Golden Age of Radio and original works, with a special emphasis on science-fiction, fantasy, and horror.
You can find out more about them at http://pmrp.org
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