Theatre of the Electric Mouth (ThEM) is a global 
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Necrotic Public Radio

Societal rot deepens and personal rot is inevitable. The amoral cruelties of nature are compounded by the immoral cruelties of late capitalism. Only one thing can soothe you — public radio. Its dulcet reportage and lightly humorous anecdotes constitute a final, flickering joy. Necrotic Public Radio is brought to you by your desire for the world to be calm and comprehensible, unto its end, or yours: whichever comes first. 

written by Davis Alianiello
directed by Tessara Morgan
sound by Steve Barroga
video by Zach Trebino

Kristen Aldrich as Reporter
Davis Alianiello as Not David Foster Wallace
Molly Cohen as Producer
Justin Evans as Braxton
Cory Ringdahl as Narrato
Rachel Thomas-Levy as You
Zach Trebino as Not Ira Glass
Tom Vinson as Ron

Reflections on the World as We Made It

A wurlitzer-soaked love/hate letter to climate change, suffused with the essence of Bataille’s Accursed Share. Only the end of the world can create an opportunity for a new beginning.  

written & directed by Zach Trebino
sound by The Mysterious Mac
video by Zach Trebino

Kristen Aldrich as News Announcer
Andrew Clark as The Memory
Molly Cohen as The Preacher
Justin Evans as The Seer
Jake Regensburg as The Revolting Art Student
Cory Ringdahl as The Narrator

Crawfish Jesus

Your favorite savior's back, and this time he's a crustacean. That's right, Crawfish Jesus has descended to the mortal plane to save us from our sins... That is, if he can avoid being eaten first! Join CJ, his smarmy manager Stan Simmons, and his devoted confidante Susan as they struggle to make The Church of Crawfish Jesus the 21st Century's hottest religion.

written by Andrew Clark
directed by Zach Trebino
sound & video design by Zach Trebino
mastered by Will Koch

Andrew Clark as Stan
Eric Fleising as Crawfish Jesus
Ali Rojek as Susan

Plan C

Nora was certain that 2020 would be her best year yet. But when the pandemic hits, her plans for intrauterine insemination take an unexpected turn. As it does, Nora 's lonely world crumbles in on itself, leaving her yearning to be a mother more than ever before.

written and directed by Molly Cohen
sound design by Lauren Kriel
with music composed by the Mysterious Mac
and a song performed by Matt Purpora

video by Zach Trebino

Samantha Turret as Nora
Helen Laser as Narrator
Saalika Khan as Tanya
Admiral Grey as Dr. Chizek
Cory Ringdahl as Sperm Donor
Cara Dodge as Shelly / Ensemble
Lauren Kriel as Newscaster / Ensemble

The Study of Ancient Human Culture with Dr. Balthazar Finneus

Journey through the archives of famed anthropologist Doctor Balthazar Finneus as he searches the detritus of the 21st Century for answers to burning questions about the history of human civilization. Is it true that anacondas want none without buns? How do conference calls function as mating rituals? Why did our ancestors live in trailers and watch them on screens? The answers may surprise you.

written and directed by Andrew Clark
sound and mastering by Will Koch

video by Zach Trebino

Jake Regensburg as Dr. Balthazar Finneus
with Cara Dodge, Eric Fleising, Cory Ringdahl, Ali Rojek, and Zach Trebino