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The drama onstage is nothing compared to what’s happening behind the scenes in this original episodic podcast series. Bay City Theatre Artistic Director Lola Grant is performing the ultimate balancing act: running a small, LGBTQ+ theatre during a pandemic, keeping her family together, and producing a new play- that’s still missing an ending. A new kind of podcast for a different kind of world, In Good Company is a love letter to the resilience of art, artists, and the places they call “home”.


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“Promises an earnest, engaging answer that testifies to the art form’s inextinguishable power.” - San Francisco Chronicle


"Relevant dramatic podcast that speaks to the resilience of artists” - 7X7


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This free 10-episode series will be available for streaming and download every Wednesday on all major podcast platforms. For questions on listening to this podcast, please contact


Written by Jewelle Gomez, Eric Reyes Loo, Laurel Ollstein, Tim Pinckney, and Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Directed by NCTC Founder and Artistic Director Ed Decker

Toni Lynn Guidry (Narrator)
James Arthur M. (Andre / Dugie / Jasmine)
Chris Morrell (Skip Markley / Brick / Manicurist / Skateboarder / TV Newscaster)
James Aaron Oh (Kaiser the Playwright)
Desiree Rogers (Lola Grant / Frannie)
Elena Ruggiero (Bridget / Gaby)
Chris Steele (Constance / CJ)
Vaho (Javier / Dr. Sorenson / YouTube Knitter)

Sound design by Kalon Thibodeaux

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Special thanks to Louis Durra for the use of "Ain't She Something" from his Chromakey album.


Supported in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation, Horizons Foundation, Grants for the Arts and the generosity of NCTC's individual donors.


Episodes 3 and 4 are sponsored by: