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D.J. Sylvis

Editor & Writer on Moonbase Theta, Out & Producer, Host & Writer on MonkeyTales
D.J. has been involved in theatre for over 25 years, and for the last ten years has been Monkeyman Productions" Playwright-in-Residence and Business Manager – Moonbase Theta, Out is his first foray into podcasting!
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Coming this December from Monkeyman Productions
Moonbase Theta, Out
Hey folks! Your friendly Monkeyman here, D.J. Sylvis, with a quick message about all the stuff the company has coming to you in December! This will go out on both feeds, Moonbase Theta, Out and MonkeyTales, so my apologies if you hear it twice! First of all, we’ll be coming to the end of Season 2 with Moonbase Theta, Out, with final episodes on December 8th and 22nd – of course, if you hear this when it’s released there will still be one before that as well, but we’re almost to the close of the season. There’s a LOT happening in those last few episodes, I really can’t wait for you to hear them, and I think they’ll add quite a bit to what you already know of what happens in this story. Also note there will be three post-season bonus episodes, we’ve announced those on Twitter – that was on our MTO birthday, which was a lot of fun and I hope you saw some of that – anyway, those won’t start showing up until January so they can wait a bit. We’re talking about December! On December 9th we launch MonkeyTales, our new hopepunk audio fiction anthology series! The first episode is a sweet little geeky piece called Stars, about two non-binary long-distance loves looking up at the night sky together, it features Sena Bryer and Cole Burkhardt, and I’m absolutely in love with both their performances. You aren’t going to want to miss this, or the other stories we have to tell – so jump into your app and add it to your subscription list. It should be available pretty much everywhere by this point, and the trailer is in there to check out. Finally, and I guess this is the big reveal of this message – near the end of the month we’re launching a special miniseries just for our Patreon backers. It’s called, “Moonbase Theta, Out – Before the Moon,” and it’s going to be just what it sounds like – a series of six flashback episodes focusing on our Base Theta residents back when they were still on Earth! We’ll see Michell before he was sent up, Roger and Alex having an evening in the garden at home … we’ll even see the return of Dr. Ringling and Dr. Day from our last flashback episode! These stories will go up once a month to our Patreon backers at the $5 level and above, as a special thank you for their part in making the show possible. And those episodes will be available exclusively to our Patreon for at least six months before they show up anywhere else. We’ve already started rehearsing and recording for this project, it’s going to be big fun and reveal a lot about the Moonbase crew. And as always, every dollar we make through our Patreon goes back to the creative folks making our shows possible. (You can join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/monkeymanproductions.) So there we are! Moonbase Theta, Out coming to the end of Season 2; the launch of MonkeyTales with our first episode, “Stars,” and the launch of our Patreon miniseries. It’s going to be a big month for audio fiction! We couldn’t do any of it without you – you’re the tardigrades in our Moonbase, the Monkeys in our Tale, thank you so much and we’ll see you again very soon! Background music is “Blush” from the band Ramp. Before the Moon cover art is by Peter Chiykowski.
Coming in December from Monkeyman Productions!
MonkeyTales
Hey folks! Your friendly Monkeyman here, D.J. Sylvis, with a quick message about all the stuff the company has coming to you in December! This will go out on both feeds, Moonbase Theta, Out and MonkeyTales, so my apologies if you hear it twice! First of all, we’ll be coming to the end of Season 2 with Moonbase Theta, Out, with final episodes on December 8th and 22nd – of course, if you hear this when it’s released there will still be one before that as well, but we’re almost to the close of the season. There’s a LOT happening in those last few episodes, I really can’t wait for you to hear them, and I think they’ll add quite a bit to what you already know of what happens in this story. Also note there will be three post-season bonus episodes, we’ve announced those on Twitter – that was on our MTO birthday, which was a lot of fun and I hope you saw some of that – anyway, those won’t start showing up until January so they can wait a bit. We’re talking about December! On December 9th we launch MonkeyTales, our new hopepunk audio fiction anthology series! The first episode is a sweet little geeky piece called Stars, about two non-binary long-distance loves looking up at the night sky together, it features Sena Bryer and Cole Burkhardt, and I’m absolutely in love with both their performances. You aren’t going to want to miss this, or the other stories we have to tell – so jump into your app and add it to your subscription list. It should be available pretty much everywhere by this point, and the trailer is in there to check out. Finally, and I guess this is the big reveal of this message – near the end of the month we’re launching a special miniseries just for our Patreon backers. It’s called, “Moonbase Theta, Out – Before the Moon,” and it’s going to be just what it sounds like – a series of six flashback episodes focusing on our Base Theta residents back when they were still on Earth! We’ll see Michell before he was sent up, Roger and Alex having an evening in the garden at home … we’ll even see the return of Dr. Ringling and Dr. Day from our last flashback episode! These stories will go up once a month to our Patreon backers at the $5 level and above, as a special thank you for their part in making the show possible. And those episodes will be available exclusively to our Patreon for at least six months before they show up anywhere else. We’ve already started rehearsing and recording for this project, it’s going to be big fun and reveal a lot about the Moonbase crew. And as always, every dollar we make through our Patreon goes back to the creative folks making our shows possible. (You can join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/monkeymanproductions.) So there we are! Moonbase Theta, Out coming to the end of Season 2; the launch of MonkeyTales with our first episode, “Stars,” and the launch of our Patreon miniseries. It’s going to be a big month for audio fiction! We couldn’t do any of it without you – you’re the tardigrades in our Moonbase, the Monkeys in our Tale, thank you so much and we’ll see you again very soon! Background music is “Blush” from the band Ramp. Before the Moon cover art is by Peter Chiykowski.
MTO S2E7 – “Roger, Nessa, Wilder”
Moonbase Theta, Out
Roger continues the conversation – and the healing – with his husband. Nessa receives a lovely message from one of her partners, Elena, and squeezes in a response in kind before she has to get to the mines. Wilder records a personal log before work, as well – but then adds a postscript after a tragic accident ends the shift. Recommended S1 Episodes for context: S1E12 – “Nine”; S1E13 – “Eight”; S1E14 – “Seven” Please note that this episode includes representations of physical trauma, and discussions of accidental death. Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him) Nessa Cheong (she/they) – performed by Elissa Park (she/her) Wilder (she/they) – performed by Tina Daniels (she/her) Special appearance by Leslie Gideon (she/her) as Elena Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they) Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – http://www.ramp-music.net/. Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski – http://lookitspeter.com/. You can find more information at https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/. You can also find us at Monkeyman Productions on Facebook, and as @MonkeymanProd on Twitter. We couldn’t make the show without all the people who provide financial support. You can donate to us through Ko-Fi, or buy some of our merch. You can also support us monthly on Patreon and get extra perks as a thank you. Our Patreon backers are the absolute best and we couldn’t make this show without them. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us; we’ll be back in two weeks with more. Much love.
MonkeyTales – coming soon!
Moonbase Theta, Out
A hopepunk audio fiction anthology series , starting in December from Monkeyman Productions. What is MonkeyTales? Break it down for me. Hopepunk – an optimistic, positive take on storytelling (not where we always win, but where we always fight – and always care) Audio Fiction – just what it sounds like, stories in podcast form – we wrote an article all about it, and if you subscribe to MTO you’re already listening to one! Anthology – an ongoing series of one-shot episodes, each a tale all its own You should be able to find MonkeyTales now in most podcast apps including iTunes, as well as online at monkeymanproductions.com.*** You can follow us on Twitter, and follow Monkeyman Productions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates. Finally, if you want to help support this sort of storytelling and get great perks including early access to episodes, you can become one of our backers at patreon dot com slash monkeymanproductions. MonkeyTales cover art is by Cora May. Our theme song is “Follow the Muse,” by Deborah Linden. Thank you for listening – we can’t wait to share our stories with you soon! *** If your app isn’t showing us yet, try pasting in the RSS feed link – https://monkeymanproductions.com/category/monkeytaleseps/feed/ – that might work. Or let us know and we’ll ask them why they don’t have it yet!
MonkeyTales – Coming Soon!
MonkeyTales
MONKEYTALES A hopepunk audio fiction anthology series , starting in December from Monkeyman Productions. What is MonkeyTales? (What are MonkeyTales?) It’s a monthly ongoing series of one-shot episodes, self-contained stories, with settings ranging from fantastic other worlds to possible futures to the very real and everyday. Clip from Episode 1, “Stars”, featuring Sena Bryer and Cole Burkhardt; written by D.J. Sylvis MonkeyTales is brought to you by the creators of Moonbase Theta, Out and a collection of incredibly talented voice actors you’ve heard on shows like Unplaced, Caravan, The Tales of Sage and Savant, and, well, Moonbase Theta, Out! Clip from Episode 3, “Chance”, featuring Tina Daniels and Danielle Shemaiah; written by D.J. Sylvis Most importantly, MonkeyTales is hopepunk, an optimistic, positive take on storytelling where there isn’t always a happy ending, but there’s always a hopeful one; where love and resistance don’t just light a candle against the darkness, they light a bonfire; where we win the day by building connections and communities; where we find hope and use the tales we tell to spread that around. Clip from Episode 2, “Super”, featuring Martin Chodorek; written by D.J. Sylvis You can find MonkeyTales in all your podcast apps this December, as well as online at monkeymanproductions.com. You can follow us on Twitter, and follow Monkeyman Productions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates. Finally, if you want to help support this sort of storytelling and get great perks including early access to episodes, you can become one of our backers at patreon dot com slash monkeymanproductions. MonkeyTales cover art is by Cora May. Our theme song is “Follow the Muse,” by Deborah Linden. Thank you for listening – we can’t wait to share our stories with you soon!
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