New Podcast From Night Vale Presents 'Dreamboy' Premieres Oct 23
Premiering on October 23, DREAMBOY is the creation of storyteller, performer and composer Dane Terry, and Ellie Heyman, who was a co-director and co-developer of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) podcast. Set over a few flickering nights in Cleveland, DREAMBOY is a mystery about dreams, unexplained deaths, relentless change, and the parts of ourselves that we wish other people knew to look for.
DREAMBOY's narrator Dane is a spun-out New York City musician spending two months housesitting for a friend in the quiet, woodsy neighborhood of Pepper Heights on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. While he's there Dane has very simple plans: write an album and try not to waste all of his time on Grindr.
He gets a job at a small neighborhood theme park called the Pepper Heights Zoo, which is immersed in headline-making controversy: Zoe the Zebra, the much-beloved star attraction at the zoo, faces possible court-mandated euthanasia after she mauled a rich kid to death to last summer. Dane also befriends his kooky neighbor Cora, who dreams about people's deaths, then bakes monogramed cakes to send to each of the people she dreamt about. One night, Cora tells Dane that she has a special cake to send, and that he must be the one to deliver it... to a boy he's yet to meet.
The boy has a gravitational pull, and soon Dane is swept into a nocturnal world of drag queens, street light repairmen, shared nightmare creatures, and an uncanny posse of little girls who intend on cracking the conspiracy of Zoe the Zebra once and for all.
A production of Night Vale Presents, DREAMBOY is inspired by the cinematic blockbusters of Spielberg, and is driven by Terry's original compositions, which soundtrack the entire show. Based on Terry's play "Jupiter's Lifeless Moons," which premiered earlier this year as part of Performance Space 122's COIL festival, DREAMBOY features performances by Terry, Michael Cavadias (Wonder Boys, Girls, Difficult People), Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale, Gravity Falls), Erin Markey (A Ride on the Irish Cream), Morgan Meadows and Avery Leigh Draut (Jupiter's Lifeless Moons).
DREAMBOY will be available for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and wherever listeners get their shows. Listeners can find more information at www.dreamboypodcast.com and www.nightvalepresents.com.
About Dane Terry (co-creator, writer, lead performer, and composer):
Dane Terry is a storymaker, performer and composer. Terry is the 2016 recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award from PS122 in NYC where his Jupiter's Lifeless Moons premiered in January 2018 as part of their COIL festival. He was also a part of that organization's RAMP residency in spring 2016. After premiering in New York at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in April 2015, his narrative song-cycle Bird in the House went on to be presented at The Public Theater as part of the Under The Radar Festival's INCOMING! series. Dane has also performed at Lincoln Center's Out-Of-Doors Fest, A.R.T.'s Oberon in Cambridge, MA, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH, The Wexner Center in Columbus, OH and the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, MA. Dane was the recipient of a BAX 2017 Summer Space Grant and is currently a Freehand Fellow at The Freehand Hotel in association with Bard College. He is currently working on a new work for the stage which will premiere at Bard College.
About Ellie Heyman (co-creator, director):
Ellie Heyman is a NYC based director of theatre, film and live events. She's the Director in Residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater and co-developed and co-directed The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air) (Night Vale Presents). Recent credits include: A$AP Rocky's performance art album launch Lab Rat at Sotheby's, Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's Beardo (Drama Desk Award Nomination; Pipeline Theater), Erin Markey's Boner Killer (Under the Radar/The Public Theater), Becca Blackwell 's They, Themself and Schmerm (Under the Radar/The Public Theater); Adrienne Truscott's THIS (Bessie Award Nomination for Outstanding Production; NYLA), Dinner with Georgette (NYTW, Next Door), Dane Terry's Jupiter's Lifeless Moons (PS122/COIL), and The Traveling Imaginary, an internationally touring theatrical rock show with Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) rated "top 5 shows of the year" by NPR. Many of these shows are touring internationally throughout 2018-2020. Upcoming projects include The Tattooed Lady by Max Vernon & Erin Courtney. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Boston University, and a Drama League and WP Theater Time Warner Directing Fellow Alumnus.
About Night Vale Presents:
Night Vale Presents, a partnership between Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor and Christy Gressman, is a podcast network dedicated to a vision of boundary-pushing and original podcasting. Founded in 2015 by Fink and Cranor, creators of the genre-defining fiction podcast Welcome to Night Vale, Night Vale Presents is dedicated to developing and producing podcasts by artists who have never worked in the format before, bringing diverse perspectives to a continually evolving medium.
Including Welcome to Night Vale, our shows Alice Isn't Dead, Within the Wires, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), Conversations with People Who Hate Me, It Makes A Sound, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, Sleep With Me, Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast and Good Morning Night Vale, are downloaded over 5 million times per month and are listened to in almost every country in the world. Night Vale Presents is a pioneer of live podcast touring, having produced over 300 live events in 35 U.S. states and 16 countries.
For more information, go to www.nightvalepresents.com.