Updated on July 24, 2021.
This summer, I am writing and producing The Stormy, Husky, Brawling Show, a Chicago-based talk show.
I started writing and testing new episodes of The Stormy, Husky, Brawling Show at Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 Chicago in April and May. When we broke for the summer, I started writing and producing fresh episodes with Tuesdays@9 talent.
The Stormy, Husky, Brawling Show aims to be informative, funny and wonderfully ridiculous. In its current stage, the audience sees the introduction, opening monologue, some behind-the-scenes panic (including a kidnapping scene), and #basementfish.
After we complete our first six episodes, we’ll start fleshing out the entire show.
Every episode is cast and staffed with professional actors and musicians. The Stormy artists include Ellen Bartlett; Suzy Brack; Edgar Clay; Michael Colby; Robbie Ellis; Vanessa Ellis; Rhiannon Frazier; Atlie Gilbert; Aviva Jaye; Ean Miles Kessler; Connie Kuntz (me); Jesse Kuntz; Carl Maronich; Julie Riffle; and Judy Lea Steele.
Aviva Jaye is our music director. She composed the Stormy theme song and Stormy Strings. She also appears in Episode 5 “One Small Step” as a seductive #basementfish. Jesse Kuntz is our technical director and video editor as well as our beloved “Minrod.” And Suzy Brack leads our cast every week with elegance and determination.
Here are links to the episodes:
Episode 1 “Did We Land The Tuna?” premiered on June 1, 2021. (Suzy Brack, Michael Colby, Edgar Clay, Rhiannon Frazier, Aviva Jaye, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz.)
Episode 2 “BB Is Watching You” aired on June 8, 2021. (Ellen Bartlett, Suzy Brack, Vanessa Ellis, Aviva Jaye, Ean Miles Kessler, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz.)
Episode 3 “Public Enemy No. 1” aired on June 22, 2021. (Suzy Brack, Edgar Clay, Michael Colby, Aviva Jaye, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz, Carl Maronich.)
Episode 4 “All In For The Win” aired on July 13, 2021. (Suzy Brack, Atlie Gilbert, Aviva Jaye, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz, Julie Riffle, Judy Lea Steele.)
Episode 5 “One Small Step” aired on July 20, 2021. (Suzy Brack, Robbie Ellis, Aviva Jaye, Connie Kuntz, Jesse Kuntz.)
Every episode features:
(1) a new host (meaning a different actor) that is “kidnapped” from the street by the show’s production assistant,
(2) one to two new interrupting #basementfish characters every week. These fish-characters are the survivors of The Great Chicago Flood of 1992 and
(3) an excerpt from the poem “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg.
There are two permanent characters: Announcer (Suzy Brack) and Minrod (Jesse Kuntz).
Every episode incorporates:
(1) a historical element,
(2) a Chicago reference,
(3) a news headline from that day.
It is an honor to collaborate with so many talented, dedicated actors and artists. We hope you enjoy Stormy as much as we enjoy making it!
And I invite you to friend me or follow me on my personal pages listed below. I’ll friend or follow you back!
Twitter @connie_kuntz or
Feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you for your interest in The Stormy, Husky, Brawling Show! -Connie