New Drama for Radio, iPod and Zune!
The Mask of Inanna - A nine episode audio drama, Winner of the 2012 Parsec Award, over an hour each. Written, produced and edited by Alicia E. Goranson and performed by the Post-Meridian Radio Players. Features the contemporary story of Leonard Allen, host of After Dark, the greatest independent horror show of the 1950's, and unwitting pawn to several mysterious organizations who desire his voice. Snatched from his nursing home, he now lives on the lighthouse by the cliff, broadcasting his old shows over pirate radio. Filled with demons, spirits and cults, every episode is a two-for-one treat, featuring both the contemporary story of Leonard Allen, with his alter ego Dr. Damien Crask, and a complete episode from his 1950's horror show After Dark.
Finalist for the Best Horror Audio Drama of 2010, as part of the 4th Annual Splatcademy Awards.
As featured on the Radio Drama Revival podcast and radio show!
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Recent Stage Shows
Doctor Who and The Starship of Madness, performed at the annual sci-fi convention Arisia 2011 - Friday January 14, 2011 and at the Urban Promise Church in Somerville, MA on Friday March 25th at 8pm and Saturday March 26th at 3:00pm
Suffering Shoggoths! The Roaring Twenties have just begun! Flappers! Gin joints! Deep Ones? The Doctor joins forces with H.P. Lovecraft to investigate attacks in Boston by monstrous entities, and the eccentric Professor Whiteman who appears to be behind it all! What is the secret of the Professor's amazing chair that can seemingly cure the insane? What is "Miskatonic University"? What will happen to the world when C'thulhu rises? A Post-Meridian Radio Players' live performance at Arisia 2011, written and directed by Alicia E. Goranson.
"...the whole thing was hilarious. I'm a pretty casual Dr. Who fan, but I still got all of the jokes, and the Lovecraft interludes were a nice touch." - The Boston Phoenix, 1/20/11
"I saw this group at Arisia and they were incredible, very talented. I highly recommend you go. How can you beat seeing a live Doctor Who radio story!?" - ToasterLabs
The Sirens of War, performed as part of The Big Broadcast of 1946 - October 28-30 and October 31, 2010 - Somerville Theater
It's 1943 and the Navy is counting on the barge Omaha to get its load of munitions safely to the Gulf of Mexico. But when a seductive voice is heard over the ship's radio and members of the crew begin to disappear, the Captain knows it's more than the unpredictable wiles of the Missouri River they're up against!
War of the Worlds: The Mob vs. The Martians and the Fall of Boston - October 29-31, 2009 - Somerville Theater
Neil Marsh and I co-wrote a revisioning of War of the Worlds in Boston, featuring mobsters from the North and South Ends. Based on the version played on Orson Welles' show, it features special guests including Somerville's own Tom Champion! I edited Act I and wrote Act II, and developed the "Mob vs. the Martians" concept.
Supervillainz - 2006 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and Winner of the 2003 Project QueerLit competition. A self-aggrandizing superhero has his head shot off by the crowd he is trying to impress. It is scooped up by a pair of curious friends, Bit and Devon - fresh from college, transgendered and much too smart for their own good. Follow them on an exciting journey in which they learn the secrets of the superheroes, charm their mother and literally bring the house down upon them with some very unlikely allies. Download for free here (as PDF).
Provincetown, Ho! - An adventurous exploration of working-class life on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Retiree Sarah Carter has gathered so much stress over her life, she needs to walk from end of Cape Cod to Provincetown. Most people retire to Cape Cod to settle down. A lucky few come to stir things up. Those Sotheby’s "For Sale" signs lining Route 6A aren’t going to knock themselves down!
War of the Foxes - A modern folktale about a girl who wanted to save her friends and the woman who tried to stop her. Cheryl Montague is smitten in postmodern ecstasy over acquiring her own tail, even if it means stealing it from the MIT Media Lab. In preparing it for daily use, she meets Elory Burke, a former belle of the BDSM/fetish community who wore a tail herself once, but now lives isolated near Jamaica Plain, MA. Adventure and drama ensure. Read for free here.
The Cabal of Lady Windermere's Bottom - A tribute to the comedies of Oscar Wilde. Like Paris Hilton inventing the Masons, a clique of Victorian socialites create a Cabal to skirt free from the machinations of their Matriarch, only to uncover a horrid scandal about her.
The B'Arkies - A one-act, ten minute play. The fantasy lives of a young autistic man and a paranoid homeless woman come together and transform them in an Amélie-type tale. Performed as part of Ten Tiny Shows on September 19, 2009 at the Central Square YMCA, part of a set of ten ten-minute plays by local performance artists, produced by the Amazon Slam's own Ren Jender. More information here.
Alicia E. Goranson is a local Boston author and playwright. The Post-Meridian Radio Players performed her plays annually at their Tomes of Terror Halloween shows from 2009-2010 and 2012. Her audio drama "The Mask of Inanna" won the 2012 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form). Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Pinned Down By Pronouns, Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 and in Other Magazine. Her novel Supervillainz is a 2006 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and the co-winner of the 2005 Project QueerLit award. It is available from Suspect Thoughts Press. She reads all across the country.