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This is a science fiction podcast about conspiracy, robots, and getting along with your coworkers.
Co-Producer, Writer, Web Design
Nicola Wanless is a writer based in so called Vancouver on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nation. They hold a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. The Rest is Electric is the result of a script that they developed in late 2018 as a final project in UBC’s writing for new media class. Previous credits include, Signal (Globe Theatre), Submerged (Brave New Playrites), Dynamis Lost (Calgary Fringe Festival) and Haunted FM (Calgary Fringe Festival).
Co-Producer, Sound Designer and Engineer, Season 1 Director
Michael is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada from the Production, Design, and Technical Arts program. They have worked professionally as a sound designer since 2013, including the 2013/2014 season with Third Street Theatre in Calgary. The Rest Is Electric is their first foray into the world of podcast and non-theatre sound design, and they are very grateful to have the opportunity to explore this medium. They have also worked in live sound mixing for over a decade, with experience working in large concert venues and outdoor festivals. Their interests are wide ranging, but of particular interest to them are queer stories as well as other marginalized and under-served communities.
They can be reached at email@example.com, and their sound portfolio can be found here.
Wei Qing Tan
Production Manager, Stage Manager
Wei Qing Tan is a student of the Production Design and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Prior to NTS, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and stage managed productions in Fredericton, New Brunswick with companies such as Solo Chicken Productions and Theatre New Brunswick’s Theatre School. She assists the TRIE team with stage and production management work (and sometimes serves as their one-person hype team). She’s grateful for the opportunity to work on such an exciting project.
Season 2 Director
Alyssa Bradac is originally from Southern California and has lived and worked in Canada for the last decade. A graduate of the University of Calgary's MFA Directing program, Alyssa has worked professionally as an actor, director, and arts educator for the last 20 years. She has worked throughout the United States, Canada, and even the Czech Republic. Favorite projects include The Three Musketeers with Project X, Twelfth Night with Shakespeare Orange County, and Medea with Chromatic Theatre. She is also the creator of YOUth Riot, a playrighting program for Queer youth. The Rest is Electric is Alyssa's first foray into recording a podcast, and she dearly loves the TRIE team. Alyssa lives in Calgary with her wife and 3 cats.
Alyssa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @adbradac on twitter
Season 2 Sound Editor
Olivia Wheeler is a mixed-race, Chinese Canadian sound designer, composer, and multi-disciplinary artist. Her artistic and technical work in sound design, composition, technical theatre, immersive performance design and puppetry aims to challenge the definition of each of these practices by pushing the parameters of traditional performance. Her recent theatre design credits include Sound design for Fefu and her Friends and Exercise Your Demons (Stratford Festival Director’s Workshop Presentation), It’ll Come to Me (Theatre SKAM), Associate Sound Design for Bad Parent (Soulpepper) and The Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon Theatre), Assistant Sound Design for Every Little Nookie, Hamlet-911, 1939 (Stratford Festival), and production design for The Fates, End of Term and Backliners (Theatre SKAM). Her upcoming work includes sound design for Armadillos (Factory Theatre) and touring her shadow puppet show Quest for the Moon (Theatre SKAM).
For more information on her work, check out www.oliviagwheeler.com
Julia Gascoine is a visual development artist and a graduate of the Visual Communications Design department at Alberta University of the Arts. She works freelance on a variety of projects, specialising in animation, and she's always thrilled to be supporting fantastic stories at any opportunity. Currently she is based in Vancouver, working as a VFX coordinator.
Her work can be seen online at Instagram: @julia.gascoine
Or her portfolio site: https://julia.gascoine.ca/
Season 2 Writing Consultant
Sierra Warrick was born and raised in Oakland, California, - in Huchiun, the unceded land of the Chochenyo-speaking Ohlone people. She is a writer of fiction and poetry, California dreamscapes, and anti-suicide notes, whose work has been recognized in the shortlist for Room's 2017 Poetry Contest, in the longlist for The Master's Review 2021 Short Story Award for New Writers, and in Meridian where she was published as a finalist for the 2019 Editor's Prize. A graduate of the University of British Columbia's BFA Creative Writing Program, she is currently working as an educator with youth across North America and back home in Oakland. She is also Nicola Wanless's #1 fan.
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