Boston Podcast Project

Boston Podcast Project

August 11, 2020

SERIES 1: THE USUAL UNUSUAL
BY MJ HALBERSTADT
DIRECTED BY MEGAN SANDBERG-ZAKIAN

The Usual Unusual is a scrappy and quaint bookstore where Boston’s LGBTQ+ community has gathered to shop, organize, and flirt since the 70’s. When the store’s charismatic founder Penn announces his retirement, neurotic staff-member Charlie persuades him to pass leadership on, rather than close the store. The staff’s efforts to unite a fractured community under one banner – or simply coordinate a weekly reading night — stoke generational disputes about identity, community, and trauma, and lead to fraught and hilarious results.

Episodes

CAST

  • Rasheedat “Ras” Badejo* …. Virgo
  • Lily Chrones …. Yaz
  • Michael John Ciszewski …. Ryan
  • Olivia Z. Cote …. Ash
  • Will McGarrahan* …. Penn
  • Han C. Park …. Jesse
  • Eddie Shields* …. Charlie
  • Debra Wise* …. Margot
*MEMBER OF ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION

Production team

  • Dramaturgy – Dr. Helen Deborah Lewis
  • Sound Design & Engineering – Elizabeth Cahill
  • Zoom Room Management – John Meredith*
  • Boston Project Coordinator – Jasmine Brooks
  • Producers – Paul Daigneault, Shira Gitlin, Alex Lonati
  • Production Management – Dominique Burford, Paul Melone
  • Production Assistants – Max Eliot, Nathan Marble
  • Original Compositions for The Boston Project Podcast – Quan Yao Lim
  • Original Boston Project Podcast Graphics – Evan Turissini

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