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IDA, your digital assistant, only wants what’s best for you, but what happens when you don’t agree on what that is? Who’s ready to hand her the keys to our lives?


Anne   Emilie Brooks
Megan       Merrick McWherter
Kelly   Claire Pearson

 written by Jen Kollmer

produced by Jen Kollmer and Alisha Lumea

sound design by Audiohm Media

thanks to Joe Besecker, Ian Walker, Tim Bauer, Peggy Powell, Sophia Naylor, and Kate Ross for reading countless iterations, Curtis Yarvin for holding down the fort while we made this happen, and to Moondog Studios for being a great place to record

Actor Bios

Emilie Brooks (Anne) stepped on stage at age six and never looked back. An actor, director, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Regionally she has worked at or spent seasons with American Conservatory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. In Bay Area she has appeared at Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Magic, San Jose Rep, PlayGround, and AlterTheater, among others. Recent film and television work include 13 Reasons WhyStarting Over, DamagedA Wake Four Pounds of Flowers, The Fifth Stage of Labor, and Ceremony, plus a whole slew of commercials, voiceovers, industrials and video games. She holds a B.A History and Theatre from Duke University and New College, Oxford, and an M.F.A from CalArts. www.emilietalbot.com 

Merrick McWherter (Megan) is thrilled to be making her debut with the Theatrophone Podcast. Currently getting her MFA at Academy of Art University, she has been previously seen on stage in Eurydice as Big Stone, the Eternal Feminine in Wittenberg, Meg in Crimes of the Heart, Catherine in Enemy of the People and Titania and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support. www.instagram.com/merrick_mcwherter/

Claire Pearson (Kelly) Claire is a local Bay Area theater artist. She has most recently she in Mamma Mia! at Berkeley Playhouse. Other favorite credits include Hairspray (Bay Area Musicals), Sister Act (Theatre Rhinoceros), Tartuffe (UC Berkeley), and Valentine (The Speakeasy). Her upcoming credits are
Memphis (Berkeley Playhouse) and Follies (SF Playhouse). Claire holds two degrees in Theater and Performance Studies and English from UC Berkeley. Follow her on social media for updates! Instagram: clairenoelle___.

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