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Blast into Adventure! – Onicia Update

Amma be honest with you. Emotionally, I’ve been feeling like a smooth 5/10. Then, my aunt passed away in November, and I dipped to a rocky 4/10. Now that I’m rested and replenished my ice cream levels (Thanks, Donni), I’m feeling like a 5 again. It’s not great, but it’s better than where I was. 

So, what’s new?

Blast into Adventure!
Chicago writer and corruption connoisseur, Paul Dailing created an amazingly spooky and funny audio drama Blast into Adventure. Synopsis: A COVID-quarantined suburban dad starts listening to a 1940s radio show that shouldn’t exist. Then the show starts listening back. 

It was a pleasure voicing Amaya Watkins. While my on-camera acting is usually best described as wet cardboard, thanks to my wonderful acting coach and co-star Devin Whitlock, I can confidently say that I did my thang. Skip ahead to episode 8 if you want to hear me act out a marital dispute that rivals Scarlett Johansson’s and Adam Driver’s performance in Marriage Story.

Caddy Club
Story Play Media‘s latest animated project, Caddy Club is going into production. Synopsis: A group of young troublemakers who become crime-fighting superheroes when they discover a magical portal at a youth golf program. After reading the script, I’m excited to see Kafi Kareem‘s film. Caddy Club is a wonderfully funny story that reminded me of C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. I loved the elements of magic and Caribbean folklore. Please help bring this project to life by shopping their merch and sharing their other project Big Man Dan.


2021 Resolution and Goals
Friends, I ain’t making no plans for 2021. This morning I had a fleeting thought about writing and workshopping a half-hour stand-up comedy set. But really, I just want to relax more, enjoy more art, encounter new characters, and play. If you have enough hope in your tank to make plans for 2020, check out ASE Beauty’s 8 Health and Wellness New Year Resolution Ideas .


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Sucker’s Garden — a Caribbean audio drama by Kimberly Meyers and Onicia Muller

A near-fatal carjacking forces a young man with lots of potential but a shady private life to choose between doing the right thing by helping a girl he barely knows and keeping his brother’s secret. Sucker’s Garden is a relational drama surrounding the themes of loyalty through the admission and omission of details. 

KIMBERLY MEYERS
Sucker’s Garden  is the brainchild of Kimberly Meyers.  When she’s not modeling or competing in pageants, Kimberly works as a Public Relations Officer for the Minister of VROMI’s within the Government of Sint Maarten. Kimberly believes in using diverse communication channels and spreading positivity. Sucker’s Garden is the first of hopefully many creative writing projects. Kimberly has a BA in communication management and a MA in marketing management and public relations. 

ONICIA MULLER 
Onicia Muller is a Caribbean writer and comedian currently freezing her buns off in Chicago. A former crime reporter and children’s columnist, she’s found her happy place writing about women in entertainment and telling stories. If you’re into oversharing, read her weekly humor column Just Being Funny in The Daily Herald’s Weekender.

Onicia voiced Stacy, Yolanda, and Robert.

Storytelling is our Caribbean heritage. During hurricane season, the radio stations played Anansi tales. Pa Ben, a local performer, preserved our island’s tales through storytelling – little anecdotes of regular island life and histories not recorded in books. We read through the late hours of the night until our eyes became heavy. Even at that point, we didn’t want the stories to end. We marked the radio dial to quickly find our favorite stations. Sucker’s Garden is a suspenseful Caribbean radio drama for big kids.

Writers and Producers: Kimberly Meyers and Onicia Muller
Audio engineers:D.A. Robin and Onicia Muller
Sound effects:FreeSound.org
Music:

Cast: Adrienne Brandyburg, D.A. Robin, Kyle Patrick, Ty Riggs, Ramiro Lynch, James Gordon, and Onicia Muller