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tales of the resistance

volume 2: persistence

 

Can the revolution be social distanced… again? 


Find out with TALES OF THE RESISTANCE, VOLUME 2: PERSISTENCE 
A summer of Radio Play Podcasts of original political comedy audio plays, broadcast 
weekly, each written and performed by SFMT veterans and newcomers.

In MYSTERIOUS MYSTERIES: “The Tale of the Black FOX” a Black woman commentator at a conservative TV station happily keeps the Right-wing flamethrower burning, until a tattered woman in the corporate parking lot tells her a secret… 

In JAILBREAK, “Passion…for Justice!”  an Asian-American Antifa activist and a Black American activist drag queen are both thrown in a cell for resisting arrest. But when right-wing insurrectionists attack the jail to free their leader political passion becomes a…JAILBREAK!

Also keep an ear out for new episodes of LITTLE JIMMY, as  an innocent elementary school student tries to understand the twists and turns of society. Like Capitalism, and Voting, and Institutionalized Racism in our justice department and Police Brutality. It’s a lot for a little guy to take in!

And EYEBALL ON HISTORY takes the listener back to some of the key moments in revolutionary history that are normally overlooked. The series will begin with: “1966, and the Writing of the Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party.”

 

CAST

Featuring performers Rotimi Agbabiaka, Andre Amarotico, Michael J. Asberry, Wilma Bonet, Velina Brown, Ellen Callas, Lizzie Calogero, Hugo E Carbajal, Michael Carreiro, Cassie Grilley, Marissa Ellison, Amos Glick, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Jarion Monroe, Brian Rivera, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, and special guest Francis Jue!

For detailed Cast, Band, and Production Credits see episode descriptions below!

SFMT Band

Flute, Clarinet, Baritone, Tenor Saxophone : Dylan Jennings

Bass : Jewell McMillon

Drums and Percussion : David Rokeach

Keyboards : Daniel Savio

Production

Written by : Michael Gene Sullivan, and Marie Cartier

Music and Lyrics : Daniel Savio

Directors : Velina Brown, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, and Michael Gene Sullivan

Sound Design & Audio Engineering : Taylor Gonzalez, and Will McCandless

Stage Manager : Karen Runk

Tour Manager & Booking : Marissa Ellison
Publicity : Lawrence Helman
Original Artwork : Lawton Lovely

Poster by Virgo Grafix by permission of John Chamberlin Estate.

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Click To Listen to the new Trailer and the Mime Troupe Theme Song!

All Episode Cover Artwork by Lawton Lovely

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July 4, 2021 - Episode 1

Mysterious Mysteries!

"The Tale of the Black FOX" & "EYEBALL ON HISTORY!"

In "The Tale of the Black FOX" a black woman, Angelica had to work hard to be a commentator at a conservative TV station, and her series of editorials - “I’ll Be Right Black” is doing well. Everything seems to be going fine… if only that tattered woman in the parking lot would stop trying to tell her a secret…

"EYEBALL ON HISTORY!" in the style of the “And You Are There” series, we take the listener back to some of the key moments in revolutionary history that are normally overlooked. We begin with: “1966, and the Writing of the Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party.”

Mysterious Mysteries! was written & directed by Michael Gene Sullivan. Music by Daniel Savio. The band features woodwinds by Dylan Jennings, bass by Jewell McMillon, drums & percussion by David Rokeach, and keyboards by Daniel Savio. Audio engineering & sound design by Taylor Gonzalez. Stage Management by Karen Runk.

"The Tale of the Black FOX" features Velina Brown as Angelica Phenex, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro as Liu Chang Caruthers, with Andre Amarotico as TV Director, Jarion Monroe as Brad Asteroth, and Michael Gene Sullivan as Narrator.

"EYEBALL ON HISTORY!" features Amos Glick as Chip Banister, Michael J Asberry as Bobby Seale, and Michael Gene Sullivan as Huey P. Newton.

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July 11, 2021 - Episode 2

JAILBREAK!

"Passion... For Justice!" & "Little Jimmy's Election"

In "Passion... For Justice!" injustice and romance are in the air when an asian american Antifa activist and a black american activist drag queen are both thrown in a cell for resisting arrest. And when right-wing insurrectionists attack the jail to free their leader political passion becomes a … JAILBREAK!

JAILBREAK was written by Michael Gene Sullivan. Directed by Velina Brown. Music by Daniel Savio. The band features woodwinds by Dylan Jennings, bass by Jewell McMillon, drums & percussion by David Rokeach, and keyboards by Daniel Savio. Audio engineering & sound design by Taylor Gonzalez. Stage Management by Karen Runk.

"Passion... For Justice!" features Francis Jue as Cheng Jūn, Rotimi Agbabiaka as Sanka, with Andre Amarotico as Thor HammerSäck, Lisa Hori-Garcia as Detective/Proud Boy, Cassie Grilley as Proud Boy, and Brian Rivera as Cop.

 

"Little Jimmy's Election" features Michael Gene Sullivan as Principal Johnson, Ellen Callas as Little Jimmy, with Velina Brown as Ms. Larkin.

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July 18, 2021 - Episode 3

We Keep Us Safe: A Discussion on Racial Equity and Police Violence

A year after the murder of George Floyd, national sentiments around reforming and defunding the police are swinging back to their levels before BlackLivesMatter protests swept the nation in summer 2020. The majority of Americans still oppose diverting funding from police departments. Where do we go next? We'll hear from guests who have worked successfully to reallocate budgets toward community-based interventions in health and wellbeing. How do racial justice and economic transformation go hand-in-hand? 

Discussion hosted by Kari Barclay. Audio engineering and sound design by Will McCandless.

Special guests: TBA

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July 25, 2021 - Episode 4

Mysterious Mysteries!

"The Tale of the Black FOX Part 2!"

In "The Tale of the Black FOX" a black woman, Angelica had to work hard to be a commentator at a conservative TV station, and her series of editorials - “I’ll Be Right Black” is doing well. Everything seems to be going fine… if only that tattered woman in the parking lot would stop trying to tell her a secret…

Mysterious Mysteries! was written & directed by Michael Gene Sullivan. Music by Daniel Savio. The band features woodwinds by Dylan Jennings, bass by Jewell McMillon, drums & percussion by David Rokeach, and keyboards by Daniel Savio. Audio engineering & sound design by Taylor Gonzalez. Stage Management by Karen Runk.

 

"The Tale of the Black FOX Part 2" features Velina Brown as Angelica Phenex, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro as Liu Chang Caruthers, with Andre Amarotico as TV Director, Jarion Monroe as Brad Asteroth, and Michael Gene Sullivan as Narrator.

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