A major Catastrophic Event, known as the C.E. has left less than 10,000 people on the planet. The actual population of the world is not known. A group of humans, known as The Collective, decide to not have children as a way of saving humanity from the inherent human legacy of barbarism.
Nora Harlem, a 28 yr. old who survived the C.E., is carrying a secret, as she makes a harrowing trek to seek shelter in New Mexico, where she finds unlikely protectors.
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Behind the Scenes
While we originally intended to record the project on-location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, COVID-19 had other ideas and we pivoted to recording the project remotely. The cast ultimately included 20 people on three continents, and six timezones!
Actors were able to collaborate in real-time using Cleanfeed software (for high-fidelity audio and remote recording) and Zoom (for video). We recorded it mainly over the course of one weekend.
Full Cast and Crew Credits
The Collective, is original audioplay created and written by Asata Radcliffe.
Directed by Asata Radcliffe and Fred Greenhalgh. Produced by Fred Greenhalgh.
- Tyler Williams as Norah Harlem
- Chantal King as Cary, Jude, and Radio voice
- Nate DuFort as Jefferey
- Marco Soulo as Jason
- Laura Dehler as Carianne
- Eddie Maisonet as Scott
- Chelsea Mohawk as Nina
- Eric Yang as Young Auckland
- Quinton Nash as Empathy Builder Guard
- Cortina Jackson as Sara Harlem and Nora’s Grandmother
- Elena Rosa as The Director
- Brian Wilson as Dr. Hartwell
- Jocelyn Townsie as Marianne Hartwell
- Amina Korima as DJ Bristol
- Luis Bermudez as Patrick
- Cosme Duarteas Frank the Beekeeper
- Edwyn Tiongas Sun Auckland
Recorded remotely by the performers during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Sound editing by Remy Dickinson and Jason DeWald. Sound design by Jason DeWald, with additional mixing by Fred Greenhalgh.
Original score by Stephen Duros. In-world music by Marco Soulo.
Produced in part thanks to a grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Cover art by Alec Adams.