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Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax, a Denver native, is a New York-based journalist, fiction writer, and playwright. Her short story "The Garden Hose" recently won third place in the inaugural Amy Levy Prize. As an essayist and playwright, she was a finalist for the Crab Orchard Review's 2014 Rafael Torch prize for nonfiction and was commended in the BBC World Service's 2012 International Radio Playwriting Competition. She is currently a culture writer for The Forward and a member of the Field Research Team for the Obie Award-winning theater company The Civilians.

Appearances


Role   Show
Writer - Florestan ..................... Thumbnail Theater

Thumbnail Theater

Thumbnail Theater
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Synopsis

These "micro shows" tell a complete story in just a few minutes. Whether funny, frightening, poignant, thought-provoking, or surreal, they showcase the ability of audio theater to create worlds inside your imagination.





1. FLORESTAN by Talya Zax (04:56)
A man suffering from tinnitus cannot escape a particular musical note.

2. EXCUSE ME, DO YOU HAVE THE TIME? by Joy Bishop (03:16)
A nursing home resident searches for someone who can answer her question.

3. HEAT RAY by Robert Arnold (03:28)
Two rural youths prepare for an otherworldly invasion.

4. THE ART OF CONVERSATION by Richard Hand (05:15)
A bus passenger tries to share the story of his journey.

5. THE DARK by Tony Isbell (05:26)
Two asylum doctors debate the best course of treatment for a particularly bizarre patient.

6. THE BRITISH ARMY MAKES A POT ROAST by Ross Williams (04:06)
Two soldiers struggle to understand their confounding new mission.

7. THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI FLOOD by William Anderson (05:02)
This historical vignette takes the form of a blues song recounting a 1927 natural disaster and the efforts of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover to address it.

8. SCAVENGE by Bryan Wade (05:42)
A young man rides his bike to the neighborhood park in order to carry out a peculiar plan.

Bonus Features
WKNO "Checking on the Arts" interview with Kacky Walton (11:45)


Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Sound Effects ..................... Karen Strachan
Producer ..................... Robert Arnold
Director ..................... Robert Arnold
Charles - Florestan ..................... Christopher Tracy
Writer - Florestan ..................... Talya Zax
Terry - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Brent Davis
Sharon - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Joy Bishop
Mrs. Solomon - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Emily Peckham
Writer - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Joy Bishop
Roseanne - Heat Ray ..................... Jillian Barron
Charlie - Heat Ray ..................... David Hammons
Mom - Heat Ray ..................... Jeanna Juleson
Sound Effects - Heat Ray ..................... Jeanna Juleson
Writer - Heat Ray ..................... Robert Arnold
Arnold - The Art of Conversation ..................... Ron Gephart
Katie - The Art of Conversation ..................... Laurin DeRamus-Osman
Writer - The Art of Conversation ..................... Richard Hand
Dr. Barrington - The Dark ..................... Tony Isbell
Dr. Hudson - The Dark ..................... Justin Willingham
John Doe - The Dark ..................... Kinon Keplinger
Writer - The Dark ..................... Tony Isbell
Corporal - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Jason Spitzer
Pvt. Taylor - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Jeff Posson
Pvt. Smythe - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Kendall Karcher
Sergeant-Major - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Marques Brown
Writer - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Ross Williams
Singer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... TeKay
Radio Announcer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... Jake Smith
Musician - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... Jeremy Howard
Writer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... William Anderson
Danny - Scavenge ..................... Stephen Garrett
Dad - Scavenge ..................... Doug Hardin
Sound Effects - Scavenge ..................... Emily Draffen
Writer - Scavenge ..................... Bryan Wade

Special Thanks



Florestan Photo 01

Florestan Photo 01Photograph by Ryan Gauvin
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Florestan Photo 02

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Synopsis

Through candid interviews and archival recordings, three women tell the story of the inescapable evil that haunts their family. As each subsequent generation suffers new horrors, they also begin to piece together an understanding of the curse that flows down their bloodline.


Bonus Features

WKNO "Checking on the Arts" interview with Kacky Walton (11:56)


Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Anne ..................... Emily Draffen
Kate ..................... Kim Justis
Jessie ..................... Cecelia Wingate
Rick ..................... Robert Arnold
Kelly ..................... Rae Boller
Jim ..................... Brent Davis
Artist ..................... Emily Shackelford
Writer ..................... Kyle Hatley
Producer ..................... Robert Arnold
Director ..................... Robert Arnold