Save Erce

Save Erce

A fantastical podcast drama series about a dragon on a mission to save Erce (the earth) and a community in a small New England town of Wincharm with a secret of its own.

If you haven’t listened to the series start with the Prologue and Episode 1 etc. Enjoy!

This locally-produced ‘all-abilities’ podcast series is from an original script written by the BRIO Integrated Theatre Story Telling Team.  14 episode that will transport you to another place, another time.

Any questions, email us at saveerce@briotheatre.org.

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Sahar Ahmed

~ plays Iris, witch | founder of Brio Integrated Theatre

founder of Brio Integrated Theatre and owner of vegan Egyptian restaurant Koshari Mama.

Margo Attaya

~ plays Nero the cat  and the witch Yaya | director | scriptwriter | editor

coming soon.

Peter Awerbuch

~ plays DJ Puff | photographer | videographer | Brio Intern

I am the video and photography expert. I record everything that happens behind the scenes! As a photographer, I enjoy landscape photography and taking pictures of people. I’m also tiktok famous!

What’s your favorite Halloween movie?
Ghostbuster (first one)

Erin Boyle

~ plays Storm, the teen witch

coming soon.

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Jake Crafts

~ plays Monty the Crow, Eeblix goblin (episode 3), and Chilton Merrick  | Brio Storytelling Team  Member | Brio Nupath Intern

He helped shape the story SAVE ERCE by creating the characters, and helped shape the storyline. He liked when at the Brio team they played UNO and discussed the podcast plot lines.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
To cook anything!

Sebastian Chroscinski

~ plays The Mummy Maduu  at the Big Party | Brio Storytelling Team Member | Brio Nupath Intern

I worked on costume and prop design for the Brio film “The Portal.” I was on the storytelling team for Save Erce and I also will be voice acting on the podcast as the Mummy. I love acting and trying out new voices. I’m a big movie lover and my current favorite film is Morbius. I am also working on a short video about the movie, Aquaman 2.

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
To be super handsome

Andrew Collins

Brio Nupath Intern | Story Telling Team Member

I was in the Portal movie that Brio did at Burlington High LABBB. I acted in the Portal playing Christopher Springfield, a high school student of Splorgville.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
Vallie would give me a big hug back

Sheila Rudolph-Correia

plays Lucinda, Storm’s Mother | Winchester resident

bio to come

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
to come

Don Daniel

~ plays George the town barber/wolfman | Winchester resident

coming soon.

Hannah Dardashti

~ plays Jenny, Brad’s wife | Cambridge resident

coming soon.

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Marianne Diblasi

~ plays customer at The Cauldron | Winchester resident

I love attending the Winchester Farmers Market and gardening. It was fun participating in this podcast.

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
To Fly!

Jason Dorce

~ plays Peter Hamilton, radio caller in episode 1 and plays Lord Stagdazz 

coming soon.

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Linda Doucette

~ plays Mildred the witch | Winchester resident

I have been active for several years at WinCam, Winchester’s Community Access television staton. I have been a friend of Brio’s and admire the work being done there.

What was/is your all time favorite candy to get in your candy basket when trick or treating?
Twixt! When in Canada, Clodhoppers!

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Maya Feldman

~ plays Layla (Brad & Jenny’s daughter) | Winchester resident

Hi! I`m Maya and my favorite sport is soccer, it’s so fun to play! My favorite foods are ramen, tiramisu, and pesto. I like acting; this fall I took a class with the director of Liv and Maddie, one of my favorite shows. I also want to become a actor, baker (maybe on a TV show!), or animal rescuer someday.

What’s your favorite movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit?
I want to watch the new Hocus Pocus 2 movie!

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Yuma Feldman

~ plays Noah (Brad & Jenny’s son) | Winchester resident

I’m a second grader. Yuma likes playing soccer and guitar, the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, Pokemon, Kirby, and playing video games. Yuma LOVES SUSHI!

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
I could make it rain sushi every day & all day

Gary Horwitz

~ plays delivery man (episode 1) 

bio to come

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
to come

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Mary Hummon

~ plays Aunt Alyssa, radio station owner | Arlington resident

Mary Hummon has worked in the theatre for half a century! She’s a director, playwright and painter. She loves working with creative and talented people.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
I would have a laughter spell to use when there was conflict or misunderstandings.

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Brian Hunt

~ plays Duncan the dragon changeling | Brio Storytelling Team | Brio Intern

coming soon.

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Marleny Angely Jimenez

~ plays the two fairies : Galdi & Mia

Hi, I’m so happy I had the opportunity to work on this project! I am very passionate about acting, and I recently played the main lead in a short film that will premiere at numerous film festivals in Spring 2023! Two of my favorite things to do besides acting are read fictional stories and watch Marvel movies.

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
It would definitely be to pause and unpause time!

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Megha Joshi

~ plays Professor Rocheleau

A Winchester Resident for 30 plus years, I love our town! My hobbies and interests include dance, drama, music, biking and swimming. My job is at Winchester hospital, and I am close enough that I can walk to work. My husband and I love taking walks in the Fells and biking and swimming.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
A witch!

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Daniel Larson

~ plays Brad Thompson, soccer dad/werewolf leader | Waltham resident

Daniel is a Boston area actor with indie film credits and background work on features including Don’t Look Up and Madame Web. He will appear on season 4 of History’s The Food That Built America in 2023 and is currently rehearsing for a production of Witch by Jen Silverman, with the Hovey Players in Waltham

What’s your favorite movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit?
Hocus Pocus!

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Timothy Leahy

~ plays Grandfather Dragon, Narrator

He studied acting in NYC and acted with The Steps Theater Company in New York & Boston, The High Rollers Improvisational Comedy troupe in New York, Boston’s Full House Improvisational Comedy troupe. Tim also teaches acting, improvisation and standup comedy. He acted in The Real Me.

What’s your favorite movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit?
coming

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Patrick Levasseur

plays Ermar goblin in episode 3  and played Rick (Bigfoot) at the big party | Brio Storytelling team member | Brio Nupath Intern

I did acting,  liked to play charades and watching movies when I was a teen. I enjoy working on this podcast and being creative. I helped with the storytelling and I play a goblin in the podcast and am one of the podcast producers- making creative decisions. I enjoy swimming and playing basketball

Favorite monster or villain?
Werewolf

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Stacey Lightman

~ plays Zikki the snake & Queen Morrigana

Acted in many podcast series and have also performed in many bi-lingual (ASL/English) Theatre productions. Thank you to Margo and everyone at Brio Theatre for welcoming me on this adventure!

What’s your favorite movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit?
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Erin MacArthur

~ Electra the teen witch | Brio Storytelling Team member | Brio Intern

coming soon.

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Whitman Mamayek

~ plays GeeZee, goblin (episode 3) | Brio Storytelling Team Member | Brio Nupath Intern

I’m the best UNO player on the Brio team! I play one of the goblins and helped with story development and writing!

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
read minds

Brendon Mason

~ plays John Spikeman, football coach/wolfman

Brendon Mason is an aspiring actor and voice-over artist. He enjoys using his voice to help bring characters to life and has also played roles in several audio dramas, as well as a few extra and commercial roles.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
Spell of Immortality

Ericka Mauzon

~ plays radio caller 1 (episode 1) and The Fabulous Spinning SaZA (giant aritst/spider)

Nupath Employee for 6 years born and raised in New York City currently living in Massachusetts. This opportunity was very exciting for me because I’ve never been on a podcast,It was a great experience with my group.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
A spell to disappear into another universe.

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Lief Manhiem

~ plays the goblin, GeeZee

Likes to act and sing, is a Nupath participant.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?

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Nova Rose Pasquantonio

~ plays Katinka the fairy

I am a professional actress and love performing. I will be performing in A Christmas Carol in December. Keep your eye out for me on screen, I just filmed my first commercial with Toyota! You might also be seeing me in some upcoming movies. I am an active member of my school’s AV club, if I’m not on screen I am participating in Special Olympics soccer, basketball, or bowling. I also just learned how to surf!

What’s your favorite movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit?
Hocus Pocus II, but I always watch the original over and over

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Rozanne Puleo

~ plays Jesse from The FULLer Cup

Roz is a nurse practitioner working both clinically in a low-income community health center and in biotech helping to support clinical trials. She is also pursuing her PhD in health promotion at UMASS Lowell. She has two small kids who help keep her grounded, smiling and tired.

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
To stop time for everyone but me!

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Jack Douglas Riter

~ plays Elfin King Galrand, Wizard Tovenoar, and  Grand Squirrel: Exunut

Likes to act, is a Nupath participant.

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Jack Richard

~ plays goblin Ermar

to come

Kevin Santos

~ plays Nick, the Magic Jacks, band member & other voices | Story Telling Team Member | Writer | Woburn High student

My name is Kevin Santos. I have doing theater for as long as I remember and I am so excited to be trying voice acting for the first time. I can’t wait to hear how the series turns out and you can see my other projects like Woburn Memorial High School’s production of Anastasia (Dec 9th and 10th).

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
I would want to freeze time so I can could work on an infinite of projects and have time to spend on my dreams or maybe make infinite pizza or something.

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Nicholas Stavre

~ plays Jeremy Hamilton, the paranormal radio show host | Scriptwriter | Brio Intern

I’ve been interning at Brio for several years. I was in Spectacularis show and The Portal movie – acting and writing the script. I am writing the paranormal show scenes and some of the ads for the show plus acting as Jeremy.

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
Restore all of Earth’s ecosystems and species.

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Alexandra Sturm

~ plays Gabriel Hart, the cohost of One Step Beyond &  Agnes, the witch | scriptwriter | podcast manager | editor

to come

If you could cast one spell, what would your spell do?
to come

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Javier Thompson

~ plays goblin Earko

to come

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Tim White & Sonia Rollins

~ plays James and Judith Helmsworth, the ghosts

Cute couple that really do ballroom dance and love to have fun!

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
to come

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Marc Wilson

~ plays Samuel, the dark coven warlock – father to Electra

Winchester resident, by way of South Florida and New York City. Big fan of biking, comedy, theater, magic, tech, sci-fi and all things kooky!

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
Health and happiness for everyone! And yummy appetizers!

John Zeisel

~ Vince the lovesick vampire

I’ve been acting on and off since I was 12 years old — a long time ago — and I really enjoyed being in this radio play. I promote engagement for people loving with dementia — meeting them where they are and being with them at that mo=ment — Saving Erce is a play that engages in this way. I wrote a book — I’m Still Here — about this sort of engagement if someone is interested.

If you could have any fantastical power of your choosing, what would it be?
The power to intuit others’ feelings and be able to magically respond in a way that supports them and their aspirations.

The story/script is a collaboration of Brio interns and staff, and production help from our partner, WinCAM.
This is an all abilities production.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Winchester Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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