socially [un]acceptable tells one woman's experience of sexual assault through a series of autobiographical vignettes. Exploring social pressures and misguided feelings of guilt and self-worth, this powerful show challenges the modern understanding of sexual assault.
Did she really owe it to him? Why didn’t she just say no?
Written and performed by Laura Desmond and produced and directed for audio by Benjamin Maio Mackay. Presented by Big Mood™ and Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage.
Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!
From 2014-2020 Benjamin Maio Mackay talked to the greats of film, TV, musical theatre and literature! The bi-monthly podcast's archive is available to stream and download on the Talk 2 Me page, as well as on Spotify and iTunes. Talk 2 Me! features interviews with worldwide entertainment celebrities including; Greg Grunberg, (Star Wars, Star Trek), James Masters (Buffy, The Runaways), Christian Kane (Angel, The Librarians), Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Jonathan Mangum (Whose Line is it Anyways), Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), Zoe Wanamaker CBE (My Family), Cody Christian (Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Wil Traval (Jessica Jones), Ed Amatrudo (Nashville) and many, many more. Talk 2 Me completed 7 seasons, comprising of 100 episodes. While the show is currently on hiatus a return has not been ruled out.
The Phoenix Files: Audio Dramas
We loved producing a series of full cast audio dramas starring Paul McGann, based on the best-selling sci-fi novels by Chris Morphew. Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage secured the global rights to the hit young adult novel series in 2016 and Benjamin Maio Mackay was soon added to the project to direct, adapt and star in the series. Adelaide musician Sean Braithwaite was added as composer the following month. Recording began in April 2017 and concluded in October that same year. The first instalment was released in November 2017 with the second following in June 2018 and the last in November 2018. The full cast list was announced on May 26, 2017 and included BAFTA nominee Paul McGann, Chaser member Andrew Hansen and theatre icons Kurt Phelan and Stephen Mahy. Benjamin Maio Mackay said in a press release, “It’s such an honour to be able to work with this great series. While it is a young adult series it has elements that will certainly capture everyone’s hearts and imaginations, no matter how old. The story and characters that Chris [Morphew] has created are exquisite. I love The Phoenix Files and I can’t wait to share our version with the world in this exciting medium.” To read more about the series click below!