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The Messengers

By: Lindsay Joelle
Narrated by: Kaliswa Brewster, Ana Reeder, Zoë Winters, Alex Weisman
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Publisher's summary

A mysterious plague ushers in an intergalactic war that ravages the galaxy for decades. A soldier and a pilot are tasked to deliver a package. A messenger and a refugee decide to work together on a dying alien planet. A love letter is lost that could be the key to a new future. A dark comedy about the messages we carry in our bones.

©2019 Lindsay Joelle (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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Messenger 801 discusses the privacy code of conduct.
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"Curiosity is not an admirable trait for a soldier."
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Xanthos and Briseis talk about scars.
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  • Messenger 801 discusses the privacy code of conduct.
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  • "Curiosity is not an admirable trait for a soldier."
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  • Xanthos and Briseis talk about scars.

Publisher's summary

A mysterious plague ushers in an intergalactic war that ravages the galaxy for decades. A soldier and a pilot are tasked to deliver a package. A messenger and a refugee decide to work together on a dying alien planet. A love letter is lost that could be the key to a new future. A dark comedy about the messages we carry in our bones.

©2019 Lindsay Joelle (P)2020 AO Media LLC

About the Creator

Lindsay Joelle is a New York-based writer. She holds a BA in English from Columbia University and an MFA in Playwriting from CUNY/Hunter. Her play The Garbologists will premiere at City Theatre in 2021, and TRAYF has played throughout North America since premiering at Theater J in 2018. Joelle has received an Audible Emerging Playwright Commission, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Commission, National New Play Network grant, and is an alumna of Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Lab and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

About the Performer

Kaliswa Brewster has recurred on Showtime’s Billions, ABC’s series Time After Time, and The Untitled Joe Penna Project. Film credits include Paterno for HBO Films starring Al Pacino, the feature film Paint directed by Michael Walker, and The Bit Player for PBS. Guest star and other television credits include CBS’ God Friended Me, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, and Netflix’s Daredevil. She has worked onstage at The Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and others. She holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater and a certificate in Classical Theater from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

About the Performer

Ana Reeder holds an MFA from NYU. Ana’s Broadway performances include: The Big Knife; Hedda Gabler; Top Girls; and Sight Unseen. Her New York theater performances include: Queens (LCT3); In The Blood (Signature); When It’s You (Keen); Happy Hour (Atlantic); The Maids (Red Bull); Radiance (LABrynth); Hedda Gabler (NYTW); Living Room in Africa (Edge); The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Small Tragedy (Playwrights Horizons, Obie); Humble Boy and An Experiment with an Air Pump (MTC); The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center); Some Voices (The New Group); Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick); Maid (Lincoln Center Festival); Macbeth (The Public); and Henry VIII (Delacorte). Ana’s London theater appearances include: The Distance from Here (Almeida). Ana’s regional theater appearances include: A Streetcar Named Desire (Williamstown); A Doll’s House (Long Wharf); The Lady in Question and Night Season (Bay Street); Vera Laughed, Horsedreams, Fire Eater, and Suicide Weather (NY Stage & Film); Carol Mulroney (Huntington); and Unusual Acts of Devotion (Philadelphia Th. Co.). Ana’s TV appearances include: You Don’t Know Jack; Damages; The Jury; Law & Order; SVU: Blue Bloods; and The Affair. Film credits also include: One for the Money; The Locksmith; Diary of a City Priest, Acts of Worship (Independent Spirit Award nomination, Best Actress-Santa Barbara Film Festival); Marie and Bruce; No Country for Old Men; and Lost Girls.

About the Performer

Alex Weisman is an actor and bibliophile living in New York. He recently made his Broadway debut as part of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, brandishing a wand in the ensemble and understudying the role of Scorpius Malfoy. He is a two-time Joseph Jefferson Award winner for his roles in The History Boys at TimeLine Theatre and Hand to God at Victory Gardens. For five years he was seen as Paramedic Chout on NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med. Other television credits include: Empire, Living with Yourself, and Inventing Anna. Film credits include: Black Box and An Acceptable Loss. The first book he purchased on Audible was Patti LuPone written and performed by Pattie LuPone.

About the Performer

Zoë Winters' TV appearances include: Succession, Hunters, Instinct, The Good Fight, Madam Secretary, Elementary, and Law & Order. Her film appearances include: Gray Dog and Under, and Giant. She performed at New York theaters in: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons); White Noise and Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater); The Last Match (Roundabout); The Harvest, 4000 Miles and Shows for Days (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater); Small Mouth Sounds (Signature); Red Speedo and Love and Information (NYTW); An Octoroon (Soho Rep); and Love Song (59E59). Zoë is a member of NYTW Usual Suspects and LCT Angels Artists.