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Joel Wicklund - Writer, director and editor


Proofreader by day, cultural nomad by night, Joel Wicklund has been a film critic for The Daily Southtown (Chicago), Centerstage Chicago, The Journal Times (Racine, Wisconsin), and Southern Lakes Weekend (Burlington, Wisconsin). His features, interviews, and reviews have also been published in The Onion and Screen Magazine, as well as on the websites Twitch, Tangents and 24 Frames per Second.  He was the staff writer for the respected Chicago cultural institution, Facets Multimedia, for 4 years.  He is a graduate of the film and video program at Columbia College in Chicago.

Sinister Properties is Joel's first effort in audio drama, a form he has loved since discovering vintage radio shows as a child.

Al Pinge as "Artemus Drake"


As a longtime fan of radio drama (and the vacuum tube), Al Pinge appreciated the opportunity to perform in Sinister Properties.  A Chicago native, he presently divides his time between acting, voice over, video and audio production, political media work and single payer health care advocacy.  He's also an adequate rhythm guitarist, relative to the blood alcohol level of his audience.

Ian Novak as "Professor Moss Kleinberg"


Ian Novak has worked at various theatre companies in the past 14 years. Credits include On The Shore of the Wide World, Time & The Conways and Letters Home at Griffin Theatre, two seasons with the Stratford Festival of Canada, A Passage to India with Vitalist Theatre, Shakespeare’s R & J with Apple Tree Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare (After Dark Award – Best Ensemble), Cheri and Blind Tasting at Live Bait, Romeo & Juliet (NEA Tour) with Chicago Shakespeare, as well as productions at Goodman, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, New American Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre and a number of readings with the good folks at The Chicago Shakespeare Project. He is currently in rehearsals for Hedda Gabler at the Raven Theatre.

Dusty Mitchell as "Jack Blaze"


Dusty Mitchell is a product of the Auburn University BFA program. Dusty was cast in six major university productions, being nominated for the Irene Ryan Award three times for acting (A Funny Thing Happened..., Freakspiel, Equus) as well as once for his design and visual images for The Laramie Project. In Spring 2005, Dusty took an unwanted break from acting while on military orders until September 2006.  Since that time he has acted in two independent films, Secrets of the Clown and Farewell Darkness, and numerous short films. His most recent stage performance was as Tony "The Pinto Kid" Nova from a brand new musical, The Fortune Cookie, conducted by One16 Alliance. While his primary goal is film, he also wants to stay true to his origins of stage acting along the way, exploring all mediums of the art of acting. Dusty also has a fondness for any voice work, as he feels that he has numerous vocal characters to explore, aspiring to one day provide the voice of a loveable character in a animated children's film.  For more information, visit

Tina Wright as "Marcy McDougal"


Tina Marie Wright is a Columbia College Graduate and Chicagoan who has performed with numerous Chicago area and regional theaters over the years: MPAACT (The Glow of Reflected Light, Fascia, Kosi Dasa, Trouble The Water), ETA (The Dreamers, A Love Song for Ms Lydia, The Sisters From Belzoni)  The Black Ensemble (The Nat King Cole Story, A Streetcar Named Desire), UGB Wisconsin (Flyers, Flyin' West), and St. Louis Black Repertory (Sala Cinderella, For Colored Girls). Tina is also a National Slam Poet.  Ms. Wright thanks her family and friends for their continued love and support.

Tony Craine as "Edgar"


Tony Craine
is a Chicago-based voice actor whose clients include Hyundai, McDonald’s, the PGA, Culver’s, Alcatel-Lucent, the National Safety Council, and many others. He is also a freelance writer and playwright and is a member of the Audio Publishers Association and the Dramatists Guild. You can find him at

Jerome St. Jerome - Announcer


Jerome St. Jerome's favorite roles include Kris Kringle in Here’s Love (Miracle on 34th St.), Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music, and Arsenic & Old Lace among others. He has performed in Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest, portrayed multiple roles in Kurt Weill’s acclaimed Threepenny Opera and opened the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge as the villain in the form of Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird. In addition, Jerome has designed the sound and sound effects for countless productions. He recorded as period radio announcers in Auntie Mame and provided the voice of WGN legend Pierre Andre and the Goldblatt's P.A. announcer in A Christmas Story for Wheaton Drama. Jerome’s 25 years on Chicago’s jazz, blues and radio scene as a harmonica player, scat singer, lecturer and program host have chronicled Chicago’s rich cultural contribution to music history. His booming basso, sometimes quirky characterizations and adept comedic sense add invaluably to each successive production he is awarded.

Kevin MacLeod - Music


Kevin MacLeod is a Brooklyn-based composer. We stumbled across Kevin's fantastic music at this website, where you can find out more about his scoring services and music file offerings.

Jenny Worrell - Production assistance

Jenny Worrell is an assistant cookbook editor by day, restaurant guide editor by night, and writer about various noshings and food-related events in between.  You can read the latest articles at