PLATYPUS

Our first episode is adapted from the short story “Platypus” which began as a writing challenge in 2014. In the original five-page draft, the main character, Joey, finds a giant eyeball on a beach. After many drafts, this version of the story was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Black Market Review. It was inspired, in part, by my own high school experience in the early 90s when a prefix like “trans” was followed either by -vestite or -former, and repression was survival.


MEET THE CAST OF PLATYPUS


Aryeh Krause-Nadler

Narrator

Aryeh loves creating art, pushing boundaries, and opening minds. And most importantly he loves to entertain.

Kyra Leigh

Shannon

Kyra Leigh (she/her/hers)- Chicago acting credits include Nunsense (Porchlight Theatre); The Things I Could Never Tell Steven (American debut at PrideArts); Love Serving Love (Valiant Theatre); Sundown, Yellow Moon (Raven Theatre); Music directing credits include La Cage Aux Folles (Music Theatre Works); and, Head Over Heels (Kokandy Productions); She’s also composed Transfigure, a full concept album. She’s very passionate about trans visibility in music and theatre.

Logan Broadway

Joey

Logan Broadway, 16, has been acting since he was 6. He has worked on stage in productions such as Cinderella at Bourne High School. He has also appeared in Little Creatures as Anton. This is his first voiceover role. When he’s not acting, he is working on his photography fundamentals.

Ryan Goffman

Arnie

Ryan is a Voice Actor who was born and raised in Massachusetts. He has been acting from a young age, going to summer camps and doing school plays throughout his childhood. Once he was finished with school, he focused and found success in television and on the stage. Since then he has moved to the beautifully remote town of Island Pond, Vermont, and trained especially to transition his skills to Voice Over. Visit him at RyanGoffmanVoiceover.com

Rachel Leon

Deirdre

Rachel officially started voice acting in August 2020, though her passion for it came way before. She has been cast in about 20 different passion projects and two paid projects. 

“I feel an immeasurable sense of joy in bringing characters to life to add to compelling stories,” says Rachel. “I also love to narrate and be a part of podcasts.” 

Rachel realized she wanted to be a VA when she watched Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2008. The show changed her life for the better, and thus, her #1 goal is to be a part of Avatar Studios.

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