The Cast

Emily Craven

Voicing: Beverly, Beverly’s Mother (incestuous!), Madam Cinder, Madam Carter, Tameeka & Cleopatris the Sphinx.

 

Emily CravenEmily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the creator of the Story City GPS app, which allows participants to take part in a story set in the location they are standing. Emily is an author of young adult fiction, and as well as creating Priori, she has also published a contemporary comedy series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you’re reading Facebook. In 2012 she completed a twelve month mentorship with Isobelle Carmody on her fantasy manuscript, Priori, which she is currently turning into a podcast. In 2012 she won the Kris Hemsbury Emerging Speculative Fiction author award at the Aurealis Awards. Emily’s work has appeared in essays collections with Benjamin Law, Carmel Bird and Sean Williams and her short stories have been published in Daily Science Fiction, Tincture Journal and Lane of Unusual Traders (coming 2015).

Emily is the winner of the Brisbane City Council inaugural $25000 Innovation Award for her Story City project, which creates real life choose-your-own-adventure stories around cities. She previously ran this project (under the name Street Reads) using QR codes in Brisbane and Adelaide from 2012-2014. Emily has spoken to teenagers and teachers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on ebooks, digital and multimedia storytelling and is the digital writer in residence at Brisbane State High School. She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The institute for the future of the book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various Courier Mail publications.

 

Kevin Powe

Voicing: Narration, Elliott, Master Elitree, Captain Marci & Leo the Mirror.

 

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Kevin is an international voice actor based in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently developing the animated series ALTERED, which you can find out more about at http://alteredshow.com. As a voice actor, he works in a diverse range of fields providing e-learning, narration, commercial, audiobook and character voice over for local and international clients. He’s been the voice of Judge Dredd, a farm of singing animals, a daemonic e-sports announcer and much more.

 

Recent projects include Camshaft Software’s Automation,  Preliminal Software’s Fractured Skyline trailer and Balmodar. He loves coffee, ravens, his partner Jackie (not necessarily in that order) and any chance to play together with talented and passionate people and make things. You can find him on Facebook or at his website: http://kevinpowe.com

 

 

Sam Piaggio

Voicing: Cypress, Adept Highting, Olympan, Danny & Syrrah.

 

Sam PiaggioOver the years you could generally find Sam performing on stage somewhere in Brisbane.  He has been in shows such as THE PRODUCERS, GUYS AND DOLLS, MISS SAIGON, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and AS YOU LIKE IT.  He was Jerry Wexler in DUSTY: THE ORIGINAL POP DIVA, Bud in BAT BOY and a featured soloist in JEKYLL AND HYDE.  Sam has also appeared in various short films, commercials, and he once danced (poorly) in a John Butler Trio music video.  Sam hopes one day to be able to leverage these experiences into some kind of career.

 

Colin Smith

Voicing: Charlie, the Kraken, Enchanter Carter, & Tutankamon the Sphinx.

 

Colin Port_16_resizeColin is a professional voiceover artist, with credits including television’s Mortified (2006), instructional videos and advertisements for Griffith University, and audio books for Cambridge University Press. He is also an actor for stage and television, performing most recently for the Queensland Theatre Company in a national tour of the critically-acclaimed Black Diggers (2014-15), and has been a core member of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble since 2007 and an actor in their multi-award-winning productions such as Twelfth Night (2008) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013). Colin got his start in acting in 1983 at the age of 12 in a short for ABC TV, but got sidetracked by a career in the IT industry before coming back to theatre in the mid-1990s. He graduated from QUT’s Bachelor of Creative Industries program, majoring in Performance Studies, in 2004. He is also a proud member of Actors Equity. You can find him at: http://nataliehall.com/index.php/actors/colin-smith/

 

Lois Spangler

Voicing: Satinay, Adept Fidleton, Kara & Shima the Alaequine.

 

Lois SpanglerLois Spangler is an ex-pat Mexican American who has been making stuff up for nearly 40 years, occasionally for pay. Inordinately fond of swords and collaborative creative endeavors, she often forgets she lives in Australia where the letter |u| appears in words like endeavo(u)r. In addition to literary work, she’s developed the kind of history that makes for great About the Author copy — she’s done stand-up on Broadway in New York, has wrangled ducks for a short film, worked as a harbor (no |u|, this was in New York) tour boat photographer, a retriever of celebrity vehicles from urban garages, and a law clerk. Because that’s not nearly enough, she is in the middle of her Doctorate of Creative Industries research at QUT, and is helping escape room firm Escape Hunt Brisbane with narrative advice. She is at the beck and call of two rescue cats, assisted by her able husband who is the sole reason she’s now in the antipodes. In 2012, she was commissioned to write a short story for the anthology ReDeus: Native Lands, titled El jaguar y el maíz, and later sold two stories to Tiny Owl Workshop, both of which should appear this year. She would like to politely let everyone know that she’s available for writing, editing, and narrative design work for hire. See www.storytrade.net for more.

 

David Phythian

Audio Intern of Awesome (And His Alaequine Pupples)

 

David PhythianDavid is a writer, patron of the arts and podcaster with an interest in most forms and genres of storytelling. He writes short stories and reads them aloud over the internet. When he’s not editing those stories, he edits audio for the Priori Podcast. He is also considered to be the foremost expert on the secret correspondence between Frida Kahlo and Bert Hinkler, but he probably isn’t. You can find more of his podcasting work at: