The Gray Area

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The Gray Area is a radio drama based in New York City written and produced by Edward Champion.[1] It began airing in 2017. The show has been singled out by The Sonic Society[2] and Midnight Audio Theatre for its "subtle threads of coincidences and relationships between them that tie them all into a single collective universe."[3] Character assassin Wil Williams commended the program's ability to "shift pacing for each story and genre" and remarked on its " incredible knack for completely changing each episode while also maintaining its identity."[4]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
10"Prologue"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
Virginia Gaskell (Chris Smith), an underappreciated 66-year-old cult writer forced into a rest home, contends with mysterious voices summoned from her typewriter and an obscure literary interviewer named Ed Champion.
21"Hello"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionApril 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)
A man (Tim Torre) wakes up in his apartment with a hazy memory of the night before. He’s greeted in bed by a mysterious woman (Emily Carding) who keeps saying, “Hello.” But she seems to know far more about his life than he ever could have told her in one night. And as the rats gnaw mercilessly from within the walls, she has a few bold and shocking answers as to why he’s so afraid
31.5"Dissociation"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionMay 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
Greg Sutton (Charlie Harrington), a fidgety young man who is a little too fixated on selling himself, sees his psychiatrist (Colette Thomas) for the first time in months, hoping to find answers about his lost childhood and how to get back the woman he loves. But his own quick fix solution to his problems is not quite what the psychiatrist had in mind.
42"Brand Awareness"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionMay 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
Joanna (Eileen Hanley) loves Eclipse Ale. It’s the best beer in the world. She has boxes of Eclipse memorabilia. She regularly wears Eclipse baseball caps. But on one rainy night, Joanna discovers that this happy relationship (along with the relationship with her boyfriend) is not what it seems.
53"Fuel to the Fire"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionJune 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)
An artisanal mustard retailer from Astoria (Samantha Cooper) finds herself in a strange realm with the ability to set things on fire. Meanwhile, Ed Champion continues his investigation into Miss Gaskell’s disappearance, meeting a woman in mourning (Noelle Lake) who may hold the answer to his own strange curse.
64"Loopholes"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionJuly 3, 2017 (2017-07-03)
As a thriving empire faces war with ferocious barbarians, a mischievous scholar named Minerva (Rori Nogee) hopes to bring law and civilization to a great realm populated by talking birds, giant rats, gregarious knights, elemental gods, and menacing malasanders. An unanticipated dispute among the knights gives Minerva an opportunity to uphold the doctrine of moral principles, but Minerva finds herself testing her loyalty to her aide-de-camp (Gerrard Lobo) while helping others to learn what honor, empathy, and identity really mean.
74.5"The Waiting Room"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionJuly 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)
Virginia Gaskell finds herself on the other side of the portal that lured her in, greeted by an extremely exuberant (and strangely familiar) receptionist, some squawking avians that aren’t quite okay with her love of chicken fajitas, and further mysteries about how the universes rupture into each other.
85"Compassion Fatigue"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionAugust 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)
Emma (Colette Thomas) is a top-notch psychiatrist who can change the lives of the most difficult patients imaginable. But there’s a great personal cost to her formidable talents that she’s not telling anyone about, an internal torment eating away at her inner life that she’s hiding from her patients and her professional peers and that a quiet survivor of an abusive relationship (Devony DiMattia) may just have the answer for.
95.5"Hatch"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionSeptember 5, 2017 (2017-09-05)
Four men stand at the beginning of an important interdimensional journey. But while their personalities are different and the portals seem attracted to their identities, their voices are the same. What is their connection? And why is the journey so important?
106"Buddies for Hire"Edward ChampionEdward ChampionOctober 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)
In the season finale, a once celebrated and now fading actor Jack Penderton (Gore Abrams) desperately needs a job. His agent, Jill Swanson (Ingeborg Reidmaier), lands him a strange gig involving a lonely scrapbook-loving eccentric (Carl Zurhorst), an unusual approach to free trade, a sinister salesman who moves uncommonly fast (Adrianno La Rocca), America’s Next Top Model, and an odd scam that causes Jack to reconsider his long abandoned principles about friendship, loyalty, and connection.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About the show," The Gray Area, May 3, 2017
  2. "Gray Tones," The Sonic Society, June 6, 2017
  3. "Looking a Little Gray," Midnight Audio Theatre, July 8, 2017
  4. "First Impressions: High-Energy Surprising Storytelling in 'The Gray Area'" Podcast Problems, August 1, 2017

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