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”NORTH POLE NOIR” by Patrick Gabridge

”NORTH POLE NOIR” by Patrick Gabridge

NORTH POLE NOIR: A dark look at the underside of the North Pole, as detective Harvey the Elf tries to solve the murder of Frosty the Snowman. Professor Hinkle claims he was framed, but what sorts of tundra games are these folks playing. A noir tale f...

NORTH POLE NOIR: A dark look at the underside of the North Pole, as detective Harvey the Elf tries to solve the murder of Frosty the Snowman. Professor Hinkle claims he was framed, but what sorts of tundra games are these folks playing. A noir tale from the land of perpetual midnight.

Written by Patrick Gabridge

Produced and directed by Jonathan Cook

Performed by:
Adam Cowart as Harvey the Elf
Chelsea Mahoney as Prancer
Bryson Chapman as Hocus Pocus
Devon McSherry as Karen
Tom Colechin as Yukon Cornelius
Robb Smith as Santa and the Bartender

Intro/Outro music: JK/47

Additional featured music:
"Dark Frosty" and "Dark Wonderland" by Lynsay Ryan

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Patrick Gabridge


I’ve written numerous plays, including Drift, Mox Nox, Lab Rats, Blood on the Snow, Distant Neighbors, Chore Monkeys, Constant State of Panic, Blinders, and Reading the Mind of God, and have been staged by theatres across the country. I've been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and with New Rep and have received fellowships from the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. My short plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, Stage Rights, and YouthPlays, and have received more than 1,000 productions from theatres and schools around the world. I was the artist-in-residence at Mt. Auburn Cemetery for 2018-19, where I developed and produced two series of site-specific plays, The America Plays and The Nature Plays, as well as Moonlight Abolitionists (a site-specific play designed to be read under the full moon).

I'm also the author of four novels, The Secret of Spirit Lake, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving (a life in boxes). My work for radio has been broadcast and produced by NPR, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Playing on Air, and Icebox Radio Theatre.

I have a habit of starting things: I helped start Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights writers’ group, the Chameleon Stage theatre company in Denver, the Bare Bones Theatre company in New York, the publication Market InSight… for Playwrights, the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge, and the New England New Play Alliance. I'm currently the Eastern New England Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild, a member of StageS… Read More

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Robb Smith

Voice Actor

I was born and raised in Augusta, GA. I started in radio by interning at a local rock station, WRXR, while I was still in high school. My first paying radio gig out of school was in Greenville, SC doing Saturday mornings. I barely made enough money to pay for the gas to get me back and forth on the 5 hour round trip to do my show but I had been bitten by not only the radio bug but the entertainment bug! I loved entertaining and getting to know people. I bounced around from station to station, as you do, for years. Picking up stories and perspectives along the way. I probably learned the most about how to treat people who are your listeners from the time I spent in Birmingham, AL producing the Patti & Dollar Bill morning show on WDXB. They were true radio legends and it was a privilege to learn from them and an honor to call them friends. From there I moved back to Augusta to be closer to family. You can often find me on stage with one of the great theatre groups here in town. I can also be seen and heard in several television commercials nationally and you might even catch a glimpse of me in some movies too. I love photography, cooking, and my pup, Magnolia the Malshi.

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Bryson Chapman

Voice Actor

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Devon McSherry

Playwright / Voice Actor

Devon McSherry has been involved in the arts for as long as she can remember. Music and theater was what brought her parents together and shaped her love of the arts. So much so that she went to college for musical theater and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Wherever she went, Devon continued to perform but only began writing plays and short films a few years ago. After directing a short play in a festival and helping friends involved in the film community, she decided to go outside her comfort zone and write some short plays.

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Adam Cowart

Voice Actor

Highschool Spanish teacher and creator of the Itty Bitty Bob YouTube series.

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Tom Colechin

Voice Actor

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Chelsea Glass

Voice Actor

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Lynsay Ryan

Musician / Singer

Lynsay Ryan is a Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. A graduate of McMaster University and University of Toronto.