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HOUSE OF GAMES
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House of Games

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WHAT IS HOUSE OF GAMES?

Exuberance Is Beauty is a serialized historical drama set in 1940s Oregon. In full audio production and cast, Exuberance Is Beauty follows the story of Eve Miller and the inescapable consequences of her estranged lover's obsessive control.

Coming Winter 2020.

Exuberance Is Beauty is currently free to listen to and advertisement-free. The show is supported by listeners like you via Patreon and Ko-Fi You can support the show by purchasing merch via our TeePublic Merch Store as well. 

WHO IS THE AUDIENCE FOR  HOUSE OF GAMES?

Those who love dramatic literary themes and strong female protagonists will love Exuberance Is Beauty. The tone is hopeful, suspenseful, compassionate, and rebellious. The story is driven by the strong female protagonist (Eve): her tragedy unfolds through her eyes and despite her will and resilience. Themes include gender norms, liberty, motherhood, obsessive love, and mental illness, justice.

Readers drawn to literary characters and social commentary will love Exuberance Is Beauty. The protagonist,Eve Miller is comparable to real life heroines such as Francis Farmer, Camille Claudel, and Sylvia Plath. As a novel adapted for audio drama Exuberance Is Beauty's bridgesAmerican contemporary literature with fully cast production. The experience will remind listeners of A Streetcar Named Desire, Sylvia, Madam Bovary. Exuberance Is Beauty tackles the specter of social injustice and if you like books such as the One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey or Jane Campion's Angel at the Table you may like Exuberance Is Beauty.


EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY 

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Exuberance Is Beauty

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WHAT IS EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY?

Exuberance Is Beauty  is a serialized historical drama set in 1940s Oregon. In full audio production and cast, Exuberance Is Beauty follows the story of Eve Miller and the inescapable consequences of her estranged lover's obsessive control.

Coming Winter 2020. 

Exuberance Is Beauty  is currently free to listen to and advertisement-free. The show is supported by listeners like you via Patreon and Ko-Fi  You can support the show by purchasing merch via our TeePublic Merch Store as well. 


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PEOPLE

  • Donna Barrow-Green Creator, Producer
  • Darlene Sorenson as Eve Miller
  • Eric Schneiwind as Jeff Lambert
  • Shelley Bryant, Carmen/ Mary / Various
  • Ross Laguzza, Harry/Frank/ Various

LAUNCH AND RELEASE SCHEDULE

  • Trailer Released November 2019
  • Episode 1 - May 2020
  • Weekly Episode Release beginning February 2020
  • Full Season 15 Episodes Anticipated

WHO IS THE AUDIENCE FOR EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY? 

Those who love dramatic literary themes and strong female protagonists will love Exuberance Is Beauty. The tone is hopeful, suspenseful, compassionate, and rebellious. The story is driven by the strong female protagonist (Eve): her tragedy unfolds through her eyes and despite her will and resilience.  Themes include gender norms, liberty, motherhood, obsessive love, and mental illness, justice.

Readers drawn to  literary characters and social commentary will love Exuberance Is Beauty.  The protagonist, Eve Miller is comparable to real life heroines such as Francis Farmer, Camille Claudel, and Sylvia Plath. As a novel adapted for audio drama Exuberance Is Beauty's bridges American contemporary literature with fully cast production. The experience will remind listeners of A Streetcar Named Desire, Sylvia, Madam Bovary. Exuberance Is Beauty tackles the specter of social injustice and if you like books such as the One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey or Jane Campion's Angel at the Table you may like Exuberance Is Beauty.


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THE DIARIST
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The Diarist

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WHAT IS THE DIARIST

After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.

Andrea meets Richard Hayes, one of the firm's partners. An attraction takes hold. To everyone at the firm, Richard is the powerful yet kind and respectful executive with tragic home life. He appears to be a devoted husband to Margaret, a dangerous "lunatic" who is in and out of psychiatric hospitals.

Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into Richard's bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at the Hayes' apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity.

Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.

PEOPLE

Donna Barrow-Green Creator
Beth Ricketson, Andrea Davies

Ryan Bowen, Richard Hayes
Corinne Elena, Margaret Hayes
Darlene Sorenson, Mother / Ellen
Eric Schneiwind, Father / Steven Morris
Nikki Flynn, Velvet Maude
Pierson Rintz, Dr. Freeman / Various
Shelley Bryant, Various
Heather Coe, Various
Emerson McRaven, Various

LAUNCH AND RELEASE SCHEDULEReleased in 2018

  • Released Spring 2018
  • Complete Season with 25 Episodes including bonus and trailer

WHO IS THE AUDIENCE FOR THE DIARIST? 

Listeners drawn to Mad Men, David Lynch, and 50 Shades of Gray will love The Diarist. A novel adapted for audio drama, The Diarist bridges American contemporary thriller and serialized episodic storytelling. The tone is clever, ironic, uncanny, often tense. The mood is a Lynchian blend of light and dark with a snappy 1950s narrative. The story is driven by the naive but strong female protagonist, Andrea Davies, whose misfortunate fate unfolds through her eyes as she enters an erotic love triangle. Andrea clings to tropes of 1950s womanhood and descends into a Hitchockian fate through an adulterous affair with the sociopathic Richard Hayes. Themes include gender norms, eroticism, obsessive love, and mental illness. Listener's most frequent comment, "binge-able!"

STATS

50,000 Downoads

  • 50,000 Downloads
  • 1,500-2,000 Monthly Average Downloads last 90 days
  • Average 5.0 Star iTunes rating
  • Ranked 44 Fiction Podcast in Canada, March 2020
  • Ranked 88 Drama Podcasts in U.S., March 2020
  • Listeners in 21 Countries including (top: United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, South Africa , Philippines )
  • Four Audioverse Nominations 2018
  • Featured on KBOO Radio, Howely Crowley Hour and interview Ken Jones
  • Special recording of 2018 Live Show in Portland Oregon at Twilight Theater with PDX Radio Live!
  • Northwest Comi-Con 2019, Audiodrama Panelist, Donna Barrow-Green, Diarist Creator


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ON LINE AND SOCIAL

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  • Email: donnabarrowgreen@gmail.com

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Launch and Release Schedule


Appearances and Interviews

Rose City Comic-Con

Donna Barrow-Green Panelist Fiction Podcasting

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Interview with Ken Jones, KBOO Portland

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Ken Jones

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The Holy Crowley Hour

Air date:

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:00pm to Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00am

On tonight's Holy Crowley Hour, we totally ignore Thanksgiving and celebrate a great local podcast, The Diarist, a multi-episode, serialized podcast set in 1950s New York City. The lead character, Andrea Davies, is a young secretary described in the first episode as "a fish surrounded by sharks".

In the words of one reviewer, "The Diarist is what you get if Mad Men and Jane Eyre marry and have a baby, where a secretary becomes the personal assistant to a prickly and strange ad executive and falls in love." Another reviewer said the podcast is if "Alfred Hitchcock decided to write a love story".

Our guests are the creative team behind the series -- creator/producer/co-director Donna Barrow-Green. actress/co-producer/co-director Beth Ricketson, and lead actor/co-producer Ryan Bowen. We'll talk about audio podcasts and The Diarist first, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, and then play Episode One for you, in its entirety.

And we'll do all that before the clock strikes midnight, when a prickly and strange Joe Woods arrives to take us all off to Far Away Places.

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