The Show

The Story

Follow protagonist Elaine and her peculiar visions as she wrangles mature social issues, works to uncover a mystery, and tackles her inner demons.

Season two, coming in fall 2017, will continue Elaine and Chelsea’s journey with more drama, comedy, tragedy, and suspense.

 

The Performers

Our 26 cast members brought the Unwritten story to life.

Starring

Luna Madison 1Luna Madison (Elaine)
Luna Madison is a relatively new actor, with most of her theater experience being backstage.  She found her start in acting at a community theater in the Cincinnati area in 2012 and has since gone on to be part of a handful of short films and a web series, with Unwritten being her first role in voice acting.

Sean GuntherSean Gunther (Narrator)
After 25+ stage productions in just as many years, Sean Gunther had a blast during his first experience with the “recording arts.” When he is not pursuing a career in radio, he is active in community theater, mowing his lawn and exploring the local bike trails. His hobbies include taking classes at Wright State University, with an eye on eventually graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is grateful to the producers Chris and Megan for giving him this opportunity, to the cast for putting up with his shenanigans, to the audience for enduring his aural ululations, and to his wife for her limitless patience and support (and occasional donations of gas money)!

Jordan LopezJordan Lopez (Chelsea)
Jordan Lopez is a theater enthusiast portraying the role of Chelsea Wu. Jordan graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelors in Communications and Public Relations. In 2013, she moved to Dayton, OH, and married her husband, Aaron, in 2014. This is Jordan Lopez’s first voice acting project, but far from her first acting experience! Lopez has been acting since third grade, with her most recent role being Trisha in “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” at Playhouse South. Her current projects include assistant directing and prop design for “She Kills Monsters” at Playhouse South.

David Senatore 1David Senatore (Gerald)
David Senatore has worked for professional and community theaters in Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky as an actor, director and costume designer; as well as doing commercial voice work for radio.  Currently, he can be heard voicing children’s puppet shows for the Miamisburg library.  He recently relocated to the Dayton area from Lexington, KY, to work for the Dayton Metro Library system.  Unwritten is his first venture into the Dayton arts scene, and he thanks the Dayton Writer’s Movement for the opportunity.

ZackZack Duncan (August)Zack is an aspiring actor from Middletown, OH. Zack has experience on stage, in front of the camera, and in comedy scenes like stand-up and improv, where he performs weekly at The Black Box Improv Theater here in Dayton. This is Zack’s first time doing voice-over work and he wasn’t sure what to expect. Thankfully the entire process was an amazing experience which couldn’t have been completed without the incredibly talented writers that made this production possible.

Adrian Miller 1Adrian Miller (Dr. Lemon, Leda’s Mother)
Adrian Miller is a classically trained actor, comedian, and director from The Ohio State University. She can be seen performing improv everyThursday night at the Dayton Black Box Improv Theater, and in stand up comedy showcases all over Ohio, including the Dayton and Columbus Funny Bone. Adrian is a founding member of 42nd City Sketch Comedy, where she directs, produces, and edits video shorts for the web. Follow her on @TheAdrain to see what she is working on and where you can see her perform next.

Also Starring

Anna AdamiAnna Adami (Sydney)
Anna Adami is a writer and a performer. She appreciates shoes with good soles and friends with bold brains. She eats words and snuggles trees and leaps into lost for the fun of it. She is a work in progress, searching for the best way to serve this world her heart. Currently, Anna is championing literacy education with an AmeriCorps team in Austin, Texas. She is also exceedingly grateful to work, though now remotely, with the creative, collaborative humans of Dayton, Ohio.

Sarah AmmarSarah Ammar (Frida, Victim)
Sarah Ammar is delighted to legitimize her hobby of doing voices and playing make-believe through the arts. She began performing in 2013 at the Washington Improv Theater in D.C., has performed in New York City, and now she teaches classes and improvises weekly as a regular cast member of Fever Dream at the Black Box Theater in downtown Dayton. She’s excited that her role as Frida (and Victim Number 2!) was her first official foray into voice-acting, another creative path she’s exploring.

MatthewBernardMatthew Barnard (Business Man)
Matthew Barnard studied improv, sketch, sitcom and stand-up comedy in Hollywood where he performed in various theatrical and stage shows before he created, wrote, produced and co-starred in his first comedy web series Spin The Bottle, with almost 150,000 views on Youtube.  He has newly written projects in the pipeline that he hopes to produce and direct in the future.

SandyColemanSandy Coleman (Sue, Michelle, Franklin)
Sandy is thrilled to be performing in her first podcast and thanks the Dayton Writers Movement wholeheartedly for their collaborative approach to this project. Her previous experience includes roles in The Willow and I with The Lebanon Theatre, The Diary of Anne Frank at Dayton Playhouse, 9 to 5, the Musical with Playhouse South Community Theatre, and Little Shop of Horrors with the Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre. Sandy is a Registered Nurse at the Dayton VA Medical Center.

TraeTrae Craggette (Mike, Darren)
Trae is a comedian and programmer based in Dayton. He has been doing improvisation and sketch comedy since he was 18 and can be found performing improv at the Black Box Improv Theatre. Trae is one of the founding members of the sketch group, 42nd City, where he’s an actor, producer, and audio engineer. When he isn’t performing comedy he can be found at Sinclair Community College where he studies Web Development.

Stephen CrumpStephen Crump (Paul, Radio Voice)
Stephen Crump stumbled upon the tryouts by accident and couldn’t pass up the chance to be part of something so unique and interesting. Past work was primarily editing video and working behind the soundboard. Local productions are to blame for getting his acting dreams started. Working with the cast and writers has been fantastic.

Aaron Eechaute Lopez 2Aaron Eechaute-Lopez (Jay, Sean)
Aaron Eechaute-Lopez is a teacher at Miami Valley School in Dayton. His wife, Jordan, portrays Chelsea in the podcast! He is very involved in local community theatre, having last performed as St. Jimmy in Playhouse South’s production of American Idiot. He is currently directing She Kills Monsters at Playhouse South

HopeHope Ezell (Sarah)
Hope Ezell is a freshman studying criminal justice at Baldwin Wallace University outside of Cleveland, Ohio. After she graduates, she would like to become a victim advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, while in addition, she hopes to work for Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Cartoon Network as a freelance voiceover artist someday. She is extremely grateful to be apart of such an amazing production!

JadenFineJaden Fine (Dylan)
Jaden is so excited to be a part of Unwritten! Jaden has acted before as a performer at the Black Box Improv Theater in Dayton, and he is currently attending the University of Cincinnati as a freshman majoring in Environmental Studies. He has been an actor since his first-grade school play “It’s a Jungle Out There” and has enjoyed every minute of it. When he is not busy acting or with schoolwork, Jaden enjoys reading and playing music on his clarinet. He is so happy to have been a part of Unwritten and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

DaveGaylorDavid Gaylor (Hemingway)
David Gaylor is a local Dayton area performer (stage and film) who has the privilege and pleasure of lending his voice acting skills for Unwritten. David’s performances include stage productions with the Dayton Playhouse, Dayton Theatre Guild, and Beavercreek Theatre, among others. His performance in the NPR On Line 2015 International Short Film Competition Winner – Sinner Victim Saint, and the soon to be released western – Dead Husband In a Western World, are additional performance credits, besides this special podcast, for which he is most proud. David and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Clayton, Ohio.

EmilyEmily Kallenberg (Leda, Victim, Shelley) After taking an acting hiatus Emily is happy to be performing once again.  Emily has been working with children in the city of Dayton both as an educator and as a theatre director since she graduated from the University of Dayton in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre.   Emily has had a blast being a part of this wonderful, important project and would like to thank everyone who had a hand in creating it!

StephenStephen Kallenberg (Picasso, Dracula, Some Dude) 
Stephen Kallenberg received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, English, and Spanish from the University of Dayton in 2012.  Stephen lives in Dayton, Ohio, with his wife and their two pups while pursuing an acting career. Stephen has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Sinclair, and of course UD. Some of his film credits include Diver City, Pharaoh’s Secret, and Kill Game. He has enjoyed working with such a talented bunch of writers and actors and would like to thank the Dayton Writers Movement for including him in this new adventure!

lockwood11 08Dodie Lockwood (Prof. Lincoln, Aunt Ellen)Over the past 50 years, Dodie Lockwood has appeared on most Dayton area stages, including Dayton Playhouse, The Human Race, and Dayton Theatre Guild.  She is an actress and director, serves on the board of the Dayton Playhouse and has been inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame.  Dodie recently retired from her financial services marketing career and lives in Washington Township.  Dodie is proud of her two extremely talented children and happy to report that her two grandchildren also seem drawn to the stage.  Dodie is very excited about this new adventure into podcasting with Dayton Writers Movement.

NickNawrothNicholas Nawroth (Ronald)
Nicholas Nawroth has always been a creative type, from making his own comic books as a child to his career as a graphic designer. Always up for new experiences, he fell in love with improv in 2014, where he met his wife. Nicholas has always wanted to try voice acting and is happy and proud to be living this dream by being a part of Unwritten.

JoeOliveriJoe Oliveri (Greg, Cheese Man, Speed Dater)
Joe is a grad student at the University of Dayton. He enjoys playing music, making funny, and eating food. He hopes you hate ‘Greg’ and that you love ‘Large Man’ and his cheese shenanigans.

Chris PetreeChris Petree (Freud, Sherlock)
Chris Petree is a graduate of Heidelberg College and is on his final semester at the International College of Broadcasting, ready to begin a career as a Videographer. He has appeared in several local stage productions, including Arsenic And Old Lace with Playhouse South, The Columnist and All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914 with the Dayton Theatre Guild, and Oklahoma! with Dayton Playhouse.

ThomasPuckettThomas Puckett (Barista, Detective Mac, Speed Dater)
Thomas Puckett is a current Theatre Performance Major at Sinclair Community College. The Unwritten podcast is his first professional voice acting job and has been enjoying being a part of the wonderful group that is the Dayton Writers Movement. Thomas’s most recent works include Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, and Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, all at Sinclair. He hopes to graduate with an Associates Degree in Theatre Performance and continue pursuing all types of theatre afterwards.

LizRosevear.jpgLiz Rosevear (Drea)
Unwritten is Liz Rosevear’s first acting experience, and it has been an exciting one! Liz currently lives in Cincinnati and works as a Social Media Strategist for a digital marketing agency. She has been involved in Irish Dancing for over 15 years and enjoys performing on stage as well as at competitions. In her free time, she enjoys live music, studying Non-Profit Management at NKU, and taking pictures of her little green bird named Emmy. She is honored to have been a part of this show and hopes you all enjoy it!

IMG_1657_edited_WEB (1)Shyra Thomas (Rena, Poet)
Shyra Thomas’ passion for the arts began at an early age. She performs both on stage and film.She has been wanting to explore voice acting for some time and stumbled across this amazing opportunity with the Unwritten podcast.She enjoys singing, dancing, poetry, and styling among many other creative outlets. She feels truly grateful to explore another creative pathway and to be apart of such a great production, which such amazing local talent!

The Crew

Our crew was small but mighty with 8 writers and 1 sound engineer.

Executive Producers

Chris&MeganChris Burnside (Writer, Director, Script Editor)

Megan Burnside (Assistant Director, Performer)

Producers

Anna AdamiAnna Adami (Writer, Script Editor, Performer)
Anna Adami is a writer and a performer. She appreciates shoes with good soles and friends with bold brains. She eats words and snuggles trees and leaps into lost for the fun of it. She is a work in progress, searching for the best way to serve this world her heart. Currently, Anna is championing literacy education with an AmeriCorps team in Austin, Texas. She is also exceedingly grateful to work, though now remotely, with the creative, collaborative humans of Dayton, Ohio.

JoeyFerberJoey Ferber (Writer)
Joey works out of St. Louis and Dayton as a musician and freelance writer, solidifying a lifestyle that cultivates mental, physical, and musical improvement. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton in May, he has found the wonder of being on his own clock. Consistently humbled by working with outstanding musical and linguistic collaborators, Joey is infinitely grateful to work as a writer and composer for the Dayton Writers Movement—a group spawned as a college scheme to get a group of friends in the same fiction writing class. As of late, his car stereo has The Roots on repeat, making a mantra of Black Thought’s lyric, “you gotta follow where your talent take ya. You might f*** around and finally make it.”

Jenna GomesJenna Gomes (Writer)
Jenna Gomes is currently pursuing an M.A. in English from the University of Dayton. Her biggest passions are writing and acting. In the past, she has written and directed a PTSD and has written two ten-minute plays that have gone on to be performed in festivals. Her main subject of writing is always war, so Unwritten has been a welcomed challenge. She wants to give a shout out to everyone who has worked on Unwritten and to Chris Burnside, who started it all!

CC HuttenCC Hutten (Writer, Script Supervisor)
CC always has a lot of tabs open on her web browser. That’s a metaphor for her attention span. However, when she can focus, she writes. Mainly about the supernatural and things that weigh heavy on her heart — and usually with a significant amount of inappropriate humor. She enjoys being outside of her comfort zone; traveling between her lives in Dayton, Nashville, and New York City; swapping gender roles from time to time; and eating pineapple and bacon pizza.

Avery HuttoAvery Hutto (Writer)
Avery Hutto is a 22-year-old studying psychology at the University of Dayton. While this is his first official publication, he hopes to create more artistic content in a variety of disciplines. When asked of his experience writing on Unwritten, Avery responded, “It was great. It was my first time in a writers’ room like that, and seeing all of our ideas meld together into this final product has been an enlightening experience.”

Grace Poppe2Grace Poppe (Writer, Script Supervisor)
Grace is a writer, photographer, and wanna-be musician from Long Island, NY–but she doesn’t have enough patience to learn an instrument (oh my gawd, pass me the bagels and the pizza, hun.) She loves the members of DWM for being agents of change and spectacular human beings who spoiled her into thinking the outside world was as awesome as they are. In her spare time, she struggles to learn Spanish and beat her grandmother at Scrabble. Pls enjoy the podcast & colby jack.

TavisTavis Taylor (Writer)
Tavis Taylor is a writer originally from Pittsburgh. He went to the University of Dayton where he met the fellow writers of Unwritten and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. Currently, he does freelance work from home in Pittsburgh and occasionally dabbles in poetry and short fiction. He doesn’t know what is in the near future for him but he anticipates writing Unwritten Season 2 and is ready to get back in the bad habit of creative writing, which at the moment is unfortunately put on hold.

Sound Engineer

DanSieversDan Sievers
Dan Sievers is a Dayton, Ohio-based musician, and producer. Growing up, he cut his musical teeth on guitar and saxophone and joined in on many area bands. A multi-instrumentalist, Sievers found himself recording all he could in his father’s home studio, and found that his love for playing music was mutual in the world of recording and production. With instruments, mixers, and microphones in hand, Sievers founded his own production company MEGA FAUNA SOUND and took on the wonderful opportunity of running the recording studio at Nucleus CoShare in Dayton. He lives on a beautiful farm with his family, just outside of Dayton.