Congratulations, Dear Stranger

Congratulations, Dear Stranger

Dear stranger, we succeeded – but you are the first to know it.

Premieres live on YouTube

July 30, 2021 @ 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT

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About the Show

Human scientists created artificial ecosystems on alien planets during the early days of off-earth expansion. Then, they lost track of them for a while. Congratulations, Dear Stranger is narrated by the starship sent to seek those missing planets. The starship and passengers all find what they are looking for, but none return home due to the nature of the worlds they encounter. 

Congratulations, Dear Stranger is a science fiction audio play.  Runtime approx. 150 minutes in three parts.  We suggest you remember the plant.


ProducerKimberly Dauber
WriterMel Abrams
DirectorAmelia Smith
Production ManagerJ.C. Pankratz
Associate Production ManagerMel Abrams
Sound DesignerLoren Sherman
ComposerJamey J. Guzman
Cover ArtLoren Sherman


DemetrisZoe Sheinkopf
KiriKimberly Dauber
MilesRobert Thorpe II
BoluwatifeVictoria Longe


Thank you to all the early readers of Congratulations, Dear Stranger: Amelia Smith, Colin Aitken, Erin Reynolds, Jacob Abrams, Kimberly Dauber, Kwabena Arthur, Noelle Colant, Xuan Bui, and Zoe Sheinkopf. Thank you to Erika Ding, Megan Mansfield and Staly Chin for science and worldbuilding discussions. Thank you to the cast and crew for their collaboration building this story. Thank you to Zebo Abrams for ectothermic inspiration. Thank you to everyone else whose support let these archives reach listening ears at long last.

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