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Mercury's Wake

Before Chaos

Created by We Are Vocal • 6 episodes

Mercury's Wake – Before Chaos - where sci-fi is yesterday's news when you already live in dystopia

Welcome to Vegas and a very long weekend, that is to say, welcome to the fictional metaverse of Mercury’s Wake where the paranormal, alien encounters, parallel universes, quantum jumping, and karmic destiny can’t hold a candle to the gamble of real life – a podcast that has a stickiness of a comedic-sci-fi soap opera on steroids, telling the before-and-after of an unforeseen tragedy.

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You want me to talk about irony? You want me to feed into other people's tragedies? You want me to paint a picture? Hell, it'll take me years to tell you what I saw...

Mercury's Wake moves from London to New York City, Connecticut, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Kentucky, Texas, and the Nevada Desert, oh, and Mars.

"Mercury's Wake is aural cinema that has a stickiness like a soap on steroids. Part fantasy, part science fiction, romance and comedy. " The Orbital Universe

Creators and Voices

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Gwyn Mackenzie
Imani Cosmos

In 2021 Gwyn was part of the American in Tent Reach In program. This promoted the voice of youth, cuz the kids are alright. Directed and performed by youth artists, this program advocates cultural commonality out of current issues that deeply afflict younger generations.

Following that, Gwyn has been the voice of Imani in the Mercury’s Wake series.

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Kenny Ricci
Geoff

Kenny is based in Colorado. He is the voice of Geoff in the Mercury’s Wake series.

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Jonathan Medina
Bozzy O'Reilly

Jonathan is an actor and classically trained vocalist based in the city of Los Angeles. He has studied extensively under Richard Zeller and is excited to return to the arts after a prolonged hiatus.  When he’s not playing Bozzy, you’ll often find him under the wing of an Airbus or in the North End at the Banc of California Stadium, standing shoulder to shoulder with The Expo Originals and the rest of The 3252  supporting his beloved Los Angeles Football Club. He would like to thank Stephanie for reaching out and giving him the opportunity to perform again! He would also like to thank his wife Rachel for all of her love and support, as well as putting up with his ever changing hobbies and interests! 

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Julia Fulton
Rhea Quackenheimer

After receiving an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama, Julia Fulton created leading roles in world premieres at Tony award winning South Coast Repertory in southern California, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and recently did a one woman show Babette as a guest artist at Thurgood Marshall College, UCSD, San Diego. Feature film and television credits include starring roles in My Brother’s KeeperChallengerLethal CharmUnholy Matrimony Perfect, Burned Out; regular and recurring roles on E.R., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Melrose Place, Lime Street, The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, among others. As a writer, Ms. Fulton has directed and written the short film documentary Head Start on the Southern Ute Reservation. Her play LAKE POWELL was selected by Cygnet Theatre for their New Play Festival. Her memoir THE BRIDAL PATH available on Amazon.com. Her book Acting for the Camera: from the Actor’s P.O.V. is published by KendallHunt, 2011. She’s taught acting and film at UCLA, USC, Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. She currently teaches acting, writing and film at the University of California, San Diego. She was named Guest Artist by the British American Drama Academy (BADA)2012 in Oxford, England. 

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Robin Buck
Derby Teller, Quentin O’Reilly, Fred, Danny

The multi talented Robin Buck plays many parts in Mercury's Wake

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Daniel Morin
The Invisible, Vegas Cowboy

Daniel Morin is a writer and actor living in Los Angeles.

He studied theatre at River Stage in Sacramento, then at U.C. San Diego.

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Benito Borjas
Chano, George

The talented Benito Borjas is the voice of Chano in Mercury's Wake

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Benno Ressa
Best Man, Roulette Dealer, Stage Manager, TV Announcer, Vegas Voyeur, Crease, Tidget

Benno Ressa is a multi talented actor.

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Anindo Marshall
Dallia Cosmos

Anindo began her musical and dance career in her homeland of Kenya, as a vocalist/dancer/percussionist. She enjoyed a successful solo career in Europe, as a vocalist, signing a recording contract with EMI Spain, and becoming known as Kenya’s singing sensation. Anindo has performed with Babatunde Olatunji, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, among others.

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Susan Galeas
Maddy O’Reilly

Susan Galea is the voice of Maddy O'Reilly

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Stephanie Vlahos
Aaron E, Maisey, Aunt Betty, Ms Polyester, Candida Maxima

As a former professional opera singer with a crossover edge, Stephanie’s early career ranged in its collaborative work with artists such as Pierre Boulez, Andre Previn, Van Dyke Parks, John Adams, Ry Cooder, Jeff Bridges, Walter Hill, Maury Yeston, Sir Peter Hall, Peter Sellars, Andre Serban, Jonathan Miller, Danny Elfman, Case Scaglione, and Music Producer David Was, to name a few. These collaborations led Stephanie to further explore performance art, while coaching and mentoring students in theatre technique and voice for a number of years. 

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Mindy Lee
Cami

Mindy Lee plays the voice of Cami

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Mia Michaud
Mindi

Mia plays Mindi

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Dawn Cantwell
Sadie

Dawn plays Sadie the Cab Driver.

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Heidi Mastrogiovanni
Psychic

Despite her hometown being a suburb of New York City, her alma mater (Wesleyan University) resting smack dab in the middle of the Nutmeg State, and sixteen glorious post-college years spent running amok on the fabled Island of Manhattan, Heidi Hi! (“Yup, that’s right; first name Heidi, middle name Hi! and that includes the exclamation point.”) Mastrogiovanni kicked her east coast sensibilities to the curb in a display of disloyalty Vidkun Quisling would find contemptible the moment she moved to the City of Angels and discovered that “The weather in Los Angeles is, like, perfect, like, all the time.”

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Dr Bradley Jones
Westerley

D. Bradley Jones, Psy.D, LCSW made his Broadway debut in 1978 in a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Longacre Theater. After that, Bradley worked steadily doing Off Broadway, national tours, and regional work until he was hired to play the role of Gregory Gardner in Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line. Bradley made his home in ACL on tour and at New York’s Shubert Theater for almost a decade. When he retired from ACL due to a knee injury, he pursued his undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies to become a psychotherapist.

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We Are Vocal
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