Adventures in New America

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Adventures in New America is the first sci-fi, political satire, Afrofuturistic buddy comedy, serialized for New Americans in a new and desperate time.

Set a few years in the future, Adventures in New America follows the escapades of two mismatched African-New-American best friends — fat, lonely curmudgeon IA and lesbian sneak-thief Simon Carr — who take on a series of increasingly high-stakes heists to get quick cash to pay for IA’s medical treatment while attempting to survive the wilds of New New York City... and a secret cabal of Tetchy Terrorist Vampire Zombies from outer space. Intrigued? Good! Frequently, there will be musical numbers — and radical reflections on our dangerous, beautiful, heart-pounding world.

Starring Paige Gilbert, Bryan Webster, Pernell Walker (The Deuce), Starlee Kine (Mystery Show), Stephen Winter, and many more. 

“It feels sympatico with Boots Riley’s 'Sorry to Bother You' in its critique of entwined capitalist and racist structures, and the way it makes the horrific funny recalls the new era of social thriller being ushered in by the sketch show creator-turned auteur Jordan Peele.” – The New York Times


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Credits

Written, Directed, and Produced by Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen

Executive Producer: Christy Gressman

Editor: Grant Stewart

Sound Designer and Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione

Artwork: Phillip del Moral


Episodes

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Episode One: The End

New American citizens are terrorized by supernatural beings. A man with cancer who has given up on life is saved by a younger sociopathic girl he meets outside of a poke bowl restaurant. Somebody's baby is crying: is it yours?

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Barkeep – Becca Blackwell
Beat Cop – Tony Torn
Diner Patron 1 – David Commander
Diner Patron 2 – Mari Moriarty
Doctor – Will Shaw
Drunk Woman – Asa Lovechild
Fruit Seller – Becca Blackwell
Husky Cop – David Commander
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Klico Ad 1 Jim – Tony Torn
Klico Ad 1 Tom – Alex Borinsky
Klico Ad 2 Father – David Commander
Klico Ad 2 Son – Mari Moriarty
Mr Chambers – Tristan Cowen
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Passerby 1 – Becca Blackwell
Passerby 2 – Alex Borinsky
Poke Waiter – Mike Albo
Serena – Pernell Walker
Shopkeep – Kirt Harding
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Tetchy 1 – Tony Torn
Tetchy 2 – Denise Dixon
Tetchy 3 – Chris Sarli
TV Reporter – Erin Markey
Workman 1 – David Commander
Workman 2 – Orran Farmer

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Atomly, The Illustrious Blacks, Marin Sander-Holzman and his BedStuy Blues Band, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Associate Producer: Lindsey Kronmiller
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Producer: Stephen Winter
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter

Episode Two: Love in the First Degree

Simon is taken hostage by an old friend. IA embarks on a brave quest to rescue his housekeys. An unsettling cab driver attempts to relate a story he can barely remember.

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Atomly, The Illustrious Blacks, Andy Iona & his Islanders, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Associate Producer: Lindsey Kronmiller
Producer: Stephen Winter
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
Grand Seed – Orran Farmer
Husky Cop – David Commander
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Klico Testimonial – Reginald L. Barnes
Militant Cop – Tony Torn
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Negotiator Cop – Terra Turner
Poke Announcer – Denise Dixon
Poke Waiter 1 – Mike Albo
Poke Waiter 2 - Becca Blackwell
Sam – Tonya Pinkins
Seed Minder – Kirt Harding
Serena – Pernell Walker
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Taxi Driver – Juan Battle
Yva Las Vegass – Yva Las Vegass

Episode Three: Habitual Rituals

IA watches television. Simon reads a book. Together they recycle old newspapers. Episode in a bottle.

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Basher – David Commander
Bishop – TL Thompson
C&T Announcer – Tristan Cowen
Coroner – Denise Dixon
District Attorney – Vincent Cacchione
Garcia –Reginald L. Barnes
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
Hapless Murderer – Becca Blackwell
Hippie – Mari Moriarty
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Klico Announcer – Tristan Cowen
Klico Jim – Tony Torn
Klico Ted – Alex Borinsky
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Poke Waiter – Mike Albo
Police Officer – Joseph Lymous
Serena – Pernell Walker
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Tetchy – Tony Torn
TV Reporter 1 – Erin Markey
TV Reporter 2 – Tony Torn
Unforgiving Mother – Erin Markey
Warehouse Security – Becca Blackwell

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Andy Iona & his Islanders, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Stephen Winter
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter

Episode Four: The Heist

The gang stage a daring heist at a political fundraiser. Serena looks askance at a platter of cheese biscuits. IA & Simon come to a new understanding.

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Edward Rosser, Andy Iona & his Islanders,
The Musopen String Quartet, Drugstore Dinosaurs, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Stephen Winter
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Bishop – TL Thompson
Bouncer – Reginald L Barnes
Capt Redding – David Commander
Caterer 1 – Grant Stewart
Caterer 2 – Magali Charron
Caterer 3 – Will Shaw
Donor Man – Reginald L Barnes
Donor Woman – Ure Egbuho
Flatfoot – Vincent Cacchione
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jennings – Will Taylor
Mary Stopgap – Christy Gressman
Mayor Schellacker – Matt Maragno
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Octave Gruad – Joseph Lymous
PAC Announcer – Tristan Cowen
Pat – Tristan Cowen
Police Officer – Joseph Lymous
Reporter 1 – Tony Torn
Reporter 2 – Denise Dixon
Reporter 3 – Yva Las Vegass
Reporter 4 – David Commander
Reporter 5 – Ure Egbuho
Resident – Vincent Cacchione
Schellacker 20YO Male – Grant Stewart
Schellacker 25YO Female – Christy Gressman
Schellacker 45YO Male – Will Taylor
Semitone Cleaver - Reginald L Barnes
Serena – Pernell Walker
Sheila Blackheart – Erin Markey
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert