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The Japanese “Yes”


Fancy Club.

Fatty Foods.

Formal Music in the Background.

This is where business is done.

Or where we believe business is done.

Or perhaps where we pretend that something like business might be done on a good day with a favorable wind.

Three investors try to out bluff each other.  

Cast, in order of appearance:

  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager & Maitre D’
  • Josh LaForce – Carl
  • Kota Fudauchi – Goto
  • Sahara Ale – Tangier
  • Skippy – Governor of California


Written and Produced by David Alan Grier

Musical and Sound Design by Hilbert Space

Dramaturgy by Steve Harper of Theatre503




Embisivle Friend: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle


How does it feel? 

They made tup the first stair but not the second. 

And who is there to hold them when they fall? 

As we follow the story entrepreneurship and innovation, we start the story of a Investor’s Representative, a famous former CEO, who goes through the world doing the things that need to be done. 

Introducing Geoffrey Grier as Vinny LeGoff. 

The 8th episode of the Audio Drama Embisivle Friend. 


  • Zoe Anastasiou – Maddie Insullie, the 8 year old CEO
  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn Rouse
  • Kit Kusenok – Noland Fields, Young Entrepreneur
  • Josh LaForce – Carl Persons, VC
  • Noah Masur – Dion, the Barista
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself



Embisivle Friend: A New Story


A little girl with big dreams.

A hardened veteran of business who has taken his share of punches.

And two actors talking about these characters.

A little preview of our upcoming story line: Embisivle Friend.  


  • Zoe Anastassiou – Herself (& Maddie)
  • Geoffrey Grier –  Himself (& Vinny)
  • Skippy – Himself



Big Tech: Control and Command


Can’t things just get better?

By themselves.

When there is a market to disrupt.

And money to be made.

Ed Kowalski, the CTO of the hapless Internet firm Talking and Shopping is back in Silicon Valley.  Tired of Washington.  Tired of things he doesn’t understand.  Tired of trying to get along with people.  

Episode 22 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 


  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn Rouse of HWMS
  • Christian Conn – Gar Simons, Financier 
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski of T & S
  • Noah Masur – Ben Çapardı, formerly of T & S 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself



Big Tech: Nothing I Can See


Do you want to jump into the fray?

Life is good. 

There’s no reason to go help a bloated egotistical, self-destructive big-tech get out of trouble in Washington.

None at all, right?

You’re sure of that?

Introduction to the last act of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  


  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Skippy – Himself



SidePocket: Breaking with the Board


You see the need.

You found a way to get the money.

You make the move.

You’re board doesn’t like it.  

But you’re ok, right?  I mean, you did the right thing?  And your board will come along, don’t you think?  Afterall, you are innovating.  But then comes the break.

Sixth in our re-release of the AudioDrama: SidePocket


  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Narrator: Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Debbon Ayer – Karen from CalFed
  • Ron Bianchi – Thomas from IBM
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Josh LaForce – Carl the VC
  • Cariad O’Brien – Molly
  • Skippy – Himself



SidePocket: Leaving Detroit


It’s an ordinary story. 

And perhaps a bit of a fantasy.

But perhaps our time  could benefit from an ordinary story.  

A young African-American leaves Detroit in the mid-1980s to see what he might do in Silicon Valley and in the process, learns something about investment, governance and decisions (both good and bad).  Revisiting the audio drama of Vinny and SidePocket


  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Noah Masur – Curt
  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Jake Minevich – Dennis
  • Skippy – Himself



A Young Entrepreneur & a Mother

hwms.coverart An innocent remark and a story unravels, a story the suggests some of the challenges that women face in trying to climb into the leadership ranks of high technology. It begins with Maddie, student at the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School for Disruptive Innovation, and the CEO of a new startup called “Watcher Dogs” and ends with our business manager and cohost trying to make sense of an incident some nine years in the past. This is the world that high technology offers to women and these are the stories we tell. [17240] Cast:

Maddie-the-8-year-old-Entrepreneur: Zoe Anastassiou

Anna-the-Intern:Sarah Corbyn Woolf

Evelyn-the-business-manager:Margaux Amie