Created by Donna Barrow-Green, The Diarist is a chilling thriller set in the stylized world of 1950s New York City. Hailed as "if Hitchock had written a love story" (Geek Girl Authority) and "runner up for dark workplace drama" (Radio Public). The Diarist is the story of a naive and attentive secretary, Andrea Davies. When Andrea submits to a lurid affair with her boss -the charismatic psychopath Richard Hayes- she enters a web of sadism and deception. Richard fits the bill for the "perfect" 1950s man, but Andrea's hubris and curiosity soon leads her to his twisted, intimate marriage to wife Margaret. Margaret is a ghostly, shut-in "psychotic" with secrets that can destroy Richard's plans for Andrea and jeopardize Andrea's dream of Happily Ever After." At times riveting, light, funny, and terrifying, The Diarist is an addictive, bingeable bizarre love story.
Sound Engineering by Donna Barrow-Green & Ben Green
Nominated for four 2018 Audio Verse Awards and average 5 star review.
Featured on KBOO Radio.
Special recording of 2018 Live Show in Portland Oregon
Panelist on upcoming Northwest Comi-con 2019
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"THE DIARIST is a frank and emotional look at the darkness within the human heart."
The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters. After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hayes' bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires. The Diarist was written by Donna Barrow-Green. Credits Donna Barrow-Green, Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Director Beth Ricketson (Andrea), Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director Ryan Bowen (Richard), Actor, Co-Producer Corinne Elena, (Margaret Hayes, Lucy), Actor Darlene Sorensen, Actor (Mother, Ellen) Eric Schniewind,, Actor (Father, Steven Morris) Nikki Flinn, Actor (Velvet Maud) Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth) Pierson Rintz, Actor (Doctor, various) Shelley Bryant, Actor (Various) Emerson McRaven, Actor (Various) Ben Green, Sound Engineering Consultant Chad Thumann, Creative Consultant