The Far Meridian

Eli Barraza

creator, writer, director (season 2), voice of Peri

Eli is a writer and performer who seeks to explore stories, rather than perfect them. This is her first audio drama, after honing her skills in the writer's room of ars Paradoxica and writing for the monthly play festival Shotz! LA, as well as contributing to the multimedia experience LIMINUSIn her spare time, Eli learns about astronomy, climbs rocks, and wanders the wayward streets of Los Angeles and its outlying areas.


Danielle Shemaiah

director (season 2), voice of Ruth

Danielle is a storyteller, actor-combatant, and part-time gadgeteer hailing from the Southern Wilds of Louisiana. Known as something of a nomad, she currently splits her time between there, New York, and Los Angeles. A graduate of Emerson College’s Acting and WLP programs, Danielle is a staff writer for ars PARADOXICA and part of the creative team for the alternate reality game/immersive theatre project LIMINUS. Despite the Liberal Arts background, Danielle spends most of her free time tinkering with/lovingly engrossed in robotics, and will talk your ear off about the creative science of theme park technology, if given half the chance. Danielle is beyond excited to be a part of The Far Meridian, and constantly grateful for the loved ones who help her to find her way when she’s feeling lost in the fog. She’s doing this for them .

Noah Gildermaster

voice of Ace, credits

Noah is an actor and filmmaker brought to you by The Great Midwest. Why are the words “the” and “great” capitalized you ask, well it’s probably because the Midwest is simply that awesome. He majored in Art and Design at Iowa State University and a few years later found himself in Los Angeles doing something completely different and even more amazing. If one day a crazy wild-eyed scientist showed up in a DeLorean asking him to go to the future, he probably would. However, currently in present day you can find him over on the YouTube channel Pop Not Soda and occasional guest host on Geography NowBeing quite a science fiction enthusiast himself, Noah is thrilled and excited to be a part of The Far Meridian family.

José Donado

voice of Benny

José is a Guatemalan-born lover of stories and storytelling currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. He is a USC trained actor/writer/director, alumnus of London's British American Drama Academy, and one half of the youtube comedy sketch series Intelligent Design. He likes pineapple on pizza and doesn't care who knows it. He believes passionately in human equality, generosity, and empathy. He's always late.


Lily Richards

voice of The Tattered Woman

Lily Richards is a Los Angeles based actress, writer, and director. She is the writer, director, and star of the hit web series Twenty. Twenty has been nominated for Best Indie Series at the Streamy Awards 2018, has over 50,000 subscribers and over 7 million views with mentions in Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Pride, Into, and Variety. She loves theatre and is currently starring in the play, “A Small Group.” Some favorite theatrical roles have included Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and RENT (Maureen). Lily has also starred in several short films and can be seen playing the title role in the Myles Yaksich short “Erin” later this year. She is a proud alumni of Emerson College (’16). 


D.G. Watson

voice of Tomas

D.G. Watson is a Las Vegas-based playwright. His works include The Tragedy: A Comedy (Ammunition Theatre Company), Unbound (IAMA Theatre Company), Snap (2005 NYC Battle of the Bards Winner), Prime Time (Real TheatreWorks and PSNBC, Abingdon Theater), and the collaborative piece Game On (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Watson was a co-creator and writer for the Emmy-nominated Disney series "Johnny And The Sprites." His past exploits include a walk across the United States in the name of world peace, which was featured on an episode of NPR's This American Life. Visit him at


Karen Sours Albisua

voice of MOnica

A Mexico City native who's lived in Texas, NY, and LA. Some of her favorite theater credits include Chisa Hutchinson's She Likes Girls (Ohio Th.) winner of the GLAAD Award for best Off-Broadway Theater, Theresa Rebeck's Katie & Frank (Cherry Lane) directed by Pamela Adlon, Tennessee William's Moony's Kid Don't Cry (Theater Row) directed by Matthew Lillard, John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and A Bone at Circle in the Square on Broadway, Bernardo Cubría' The Giant Void in My Soul, and DG Watson's The Tragedy. TV: the recurring roles in The Bridge (FX), and The Chi (Showtime). Film: Insidious (Winner of NYIFF), Negative, Sin Cielo. Karen is also the Associate Artistic Director, and Literary Director of Animus Theatre Company in NY, and a member of Ammo Theatre in LA.


Also starring:

Betty Xavier as Young Peri
Benjamin Xavier as Young Ace

...and Guillermo the Candle as himself.

Additional cast (in order of appearance):


– Season 1 –

Julian Mundy
Michelle Agresti
Kristen DiMercurio
Briggon Snow
Lauren Shippen
Stephanie Sheh
Eddie Santiago
L. Jeffrey Moore

Ian McQuown
Taylor Bennett
Laura Bahr
Frances Torres
James Bachelor
Marissa Tandon
Richard Malmos


– Season 2 –

Natalie Wong
Robert Paterno
Ishani Kanetkar
Sarah Garcia
Cesar Muñoz
Paul Bae
Nadine El-Amami
Larianny Perez

Anakaren Andrade
On Shiu
Joshua Nicholas
Sierra Shay
Sheldon Brown
Joshua Nicholas
Lisette Alvarez


Mischa Stanton

director (season 1), producer, sound design

Mischa is a mad audio wizard, whose entire life has basically become a rolling calendar of podcast release dates at this point. They are executive producer of The Whisperforge, a network born out of its flagship show ars Paradoxica. They also co-produce The Bright Sessions, and work regularly at Wondery and Stitcher. When not locked in the studio for days at a time, Mischa is also a fashion mannequin for soft comfortable clothing, a novice punk-rocker, a decent cook, and a wandering soul.

Juliana Parker


Juliana was born the youngest of 3 in 1996, into a family of dedicated musicians who encouraged her from the very beginning to take up instruments as a means of connection and understanding. In sixth grade she begged for piano lessons and learned from a thick Billy Joel volume until it was all under her fingers. The rest is history still writing. In autumn of 2014 she started at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and laid low for a while, working on her craft and declaring Songwriting major. In 2017 Juliana received The Songwriting Foundation Scholarship At Berklee. She also was awarded runner-up in Radio Airplay's Love Song 2017 Contest with "Waiting on the Line." With addictive basslines and poignant, witty lyrics, Juliana's music is sure to keep you spellbound.

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The Album Leaf

main theme (season 1)

The Album Leaf has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999. The solo project-turned-band created by LA-based multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, The Album Leaf has released six studio albums and toured across the country with Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Their most recent album Between Waves was released in 2016 on the Relapse Records label. The diversity of The Album Leaf's’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Psych bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences – and it’s clear that The Album Leaf is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist and within the larger scope of modern music.


Masato Abe

main theme (season 2)

''I live in Tokyo, and making the music in small room.

I hope that create myself and search for myself by writing the songs.

I believe that every inner universe is larger than real one.''


Erin Bark (editing)

Anna Lore/Baur Schoer Studios (graphic design)

Production help from:
Zach Valenti
Jeffrey Gardner
Brandon Grugle
David Rheinstrom
Ryan Schile & Dean Yeager