by Chris Burnside
Lots to discuss this week, as Dayton Writers Movement releases the second episode of The Hidden People!
This episode features wonderful performances by Jordan Eechaute-Lopezas Mackenna, Xander Hildenbrandt as Shaylee, Luna Madison as Nissa, and Stephen Gogol as Alfie. This crew of incredible performers brings to life the friendship that is one of the core elements of the show. Getting Jordanand Luna back together since Unwritten has been nothing short of majestic, and welcoming Xander and Stephen to the DWM family is certainly one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Shout out to Stephen for delivering the funniest subtle line of the season (which ultimately might be the funniest line of the season, full stop) when he offers Mackenna water.
On the subject of lines, I am beyond grateful for Cari Zahn‘s script for this episode and her outstanding contributions throughout the show. I am so very proud of my dear friend for her creativity, her drive, and her words. We were so lucky to work with her, and I look forward to many more collaborations with her.
Please enjoy “The Ant Farm,” episode two of The Hidden People, but be sure the check out episode 1 first! Let us know what you think. And in case you think you’ve got it all figured out, remember: nothing’s as it seems.