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“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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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

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Credits

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

Executive Producer: Christy Gressman

Editor: Grant Stewart

Sound Design, Scoring, and Audio Engineering: Vincent Cacchione

Artwork: Phillip del Moral


Episodes

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | The Trent Phinewes Show | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

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
Editing: Grant Stewart, Vincent Cacchione, and Tristan Cowen
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

Episode Five: A New Face in Hell

Simon presents a grifter's history of the New American Dream. IA is liberated by his anger, then caged by his love. Thoughts & Prayers.

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: The US Army Band, Turner Cody, Billy Murray, Moist Pork Skins, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editing: Vincent Cacchione & Stephen Winter
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Producer: Stephen Winter
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Ali – Kirt Harding
Clyde – Chris Sarli
Commissioner Intown – Tony Torn
Florence – Denise Dixon
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
Billy Budd Announcer – Reginald L Barnes
Grace – Ure Egbuho
Haley – TL Thompson
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Irene – Erin Markey
Kip Salinger – Joseph Lymous
Mayor Schellacker – Matt Maragno
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
New America Military Drive Announcer – Tristan Cowen
NVP Announcer – Christy Gressman
Reporter – David Commander
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert

Episode Six: The Outfit

IA & Gertrude explore their feels while Simon has regrets and the Feds close in. An internationally recognized music performer solicits donations. Wanna take a ride?

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Moist Pork Skins, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editing: Vincent Cacchione
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
Al Stone - Joseph Lymous
Bob Bristol - Rob Streim
Clyde – Chris Sarli
Deed Guard – Becca Blackwell
Dfewar – David Commander
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jay Dog – Reginald L Barnes
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Qwilo – Joseph Lymous
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Tube Announcer – Erin Markey

Episode Seven: The Disapointment Act

New America is gripped with the Winter flu, so we present this alternative to your regularly scheduled programming.

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Alexis P Suter, Ernest Hawkins, Mark Malek, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editing: Vincent Cacchione
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Producer: Stephen Winter
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Clyde – Chris Sarli
Fortune Teller – Roland Lane
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jay Dog – Reginald L. Barnes
Joshua Tres – Joseph Lymous
Juicy Apricot – Neale Schutler
Morton Stapley – Orran Farmer
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Ms Florence – Denise Dixon
New American Road Tour Announcer – Tristan Cowen
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Pretty Woman – Ure Egbuho
Public Domain Classics Announcer – Tony Torn
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Stage Manager – Tristan Cowen
Ugly Woman – TL Thompson

Episode Eight: Simultaneously Simon

IA and Simon reunite after a month-long absence. Mr Deeds protects his kind. The evil has a name.

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Jahrabbi, The Controversial New “Skinny Pill”, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editing: Vincent Cacchione
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
Candace – Denise Dixon
Captain Redding – David Commander
Clyde's Head – Chris Sarli
Dain Marx – Dain Marx
Decapitated Head – Tristan Cowen
Dfewar – Vincent Cacchione
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jay Dog – Reginald L Barnes
Jeremy – Brendan Miller
Klico Announcer – Tristan Cowen
Klico Chance – Will Taylor
Klico Cindy – Heather Litteer
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
NAWB Announcer – Tony Torn
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Stacey Warnersville – TL Thompson
The Dame – Heather Litteer
Zoe Cascarsone – Ure Egbuho

Episode Nine: Hologram

Simon meets Clyde for the first time. Gertrude meets Mr Deeds for the first time. IA meets Jeremy for the first time. Livin' in the past.

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker
Music: Aya Higuchi, The Controversial New “Skinny Pill”, The Illustrious Blacks, Soft Black, 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

"Blast Off" performed by The Illustrious Blacks, produced by Dj Afro, written by The Illustrious Blacks and Dj Afro

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Alina – Ure Egbuho
Ambrosia Announcer – Vincent Cacchione
Bob Bristol's Head – Rob Striem
Bowling Alley Waitress – TL Thompson
Boxr Dad – Reginald L Barnes
Boxr Mom – Denise Dixon
Clyde – Chris Sarli
Dfewar – Vincent Cacchione
Friendly Justus – Becca Blackwell
Friendly Larchmont – Neale Shutler
Gertrude – Starlee Kine
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jennings – Will Taylor
Kinga – Heather Litteer
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleischer
Serena – Pernell Walker
Sidney – Roland Lane
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Zdenek – Will Taylor

THE TRENT PHINEWES SHOW

This week we offer an episode of one of New America’s more successful light entertainment interview podcasts. From his modified garage Trent Phinewes interviews the President of New America.

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Music: Andy Iona & His Islanders, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editing: 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

VOICES: Becca Blackwell, Vincent Cacchione, Magali Charron, Tristan Cowen, Denise Dixon, Kristopher Faulk, Joseph Lymous, David Schweizer, Tony Torn, Terra Turner, Stephen Winter

Episode Ten: The Adventures of Cancerman

Simon joins forces with her enemies to defeat a greater evil. The Tetchies sway public opinion through deceptive clickbait. IA makes his first kill.

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen Theme song ("Ominous Transistors"): Wayne Barker Music: Joseph Keckler, The Torches, 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

“City” performed and written by Joseph Keckler

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Ambrosia Announcer – David Commander
Bodyguard – Becca Blackwell
Director Stark – Tony Torn
Eustace – Roland Lane
Florence – Denise Dixon
Gertrude – Christy Gressman
Greg Surplus – Vincent Cacchione
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Jack Handsome – Kirt Harding
Jennifer Quince – TL Thompson
John S – Reginald L Barnes
Joseph Keckler – Joseph Keckler
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleischer
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Pregger Cameraman – Joseph Lymous
Pregger Debbie – Ure Egbuho
SCP Announcer – Reginald L Barnes
Serena – Pernell Walker
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
The Denatsate – Tristan Cowen
Virgin – Ure Egbuho

Episode Eleven: The Big Raffle Show

LIVE from the Able & Able Warehouse in Greenpoint we bring you the Ambrosia Diner Raffle Show.

Written & Directed by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter
Music: Wayne Barker, Isham Jones, Blood, Ramon Raquello & His Orchestra, Caged Animals, Julian Fleisher, Blood Bank, Mark Malek, Vincent Cacchione
Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione
Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Producer: Stephen Winter
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Tristan Cowen & Stephen Winter

Caged Animals "Wall of Skin" appears courtesy of Lucky Number Music:
https://www.luckynumbermusic.com/

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Claudine Roper – Ure Egbuho
Cliff Marchand – Roland Lane
Director Stark – Tony Torn
Florence – Denise Dixon
Gertrude – Christy Gressman
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Impossible Brothers – Vincent Cacchione & Tristan Cowen
Lucky Victim – Larry "Ratso" Sloman
MLIG Jenny – TL Thompson
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
NVP Announcer – Adam Cecil
NVP Announcer 2 – Grant Stewart
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Raffle Announcer – David Commander
Serena – Pernell Walker
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Terra Lee Fonda – Christy Smith-Sloman
Verdant Announcer – Reginald L Barnes
Verdant Kenny – Tony Torn
Verdant Melva – Ure Egbuho

Episode Twelve: Somewhere Over the Portal

In every ending there's a beginning, and in every beginning an end.

Written & Directed by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen Music: Wayne Barker, Mark Malek, Vincent Cacchione Marketing: Adam Cecil
Editor: Grant Stewart
Sound Design & Audio Engineer: Vincent Cacchione Associate Producer: Ashlin Hatch
Producer: Tristan Cowen
Producer: Stephen Winter
Executive Producer: Christy Gressman
Created by Stephen Winter & Tristan Cowen

AINA Announcer – Bryan Webster
Bastard – Tristan Cowen
Clyde – Chris Sarli
Gertrude – Christy Gressman
IA Olivier – Stephen Winter
Mr Deeds – Julian Fleisher
Non-attorney Spokesperson – Vincent Cacchione
Octave Bruder – David Schweizer
Serena – Pernell Walker
Simon Carr – Paige Gilbert
Two Announcer Corporate – Roland Lane
Two Announcer Local – David Commander
Voice A – Ure Egbuho
Voice B – Tony Torn
Voice C – Kirt Harding

Episode Thirteen: Season One Q&A

Co-creators Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen answer YOUR questions – and hint at what’s next — in this behind-the-scenes Season 1 wrap-up.