Producer: Cocotazo Media
Email contact & webpage: CocotazoMedia@gmail.com | cocotazomedia.com/timestorm
Creator & Writer: Dania Ramos
Audio Engineer & Sound Design: Michael Aquino
Target listeners: Children ages 8-12, families, and adventure story fans of all ages
Media format: Audio drama, audio fiction, scripted podcast
Genres: Children’s fiction, adventure, science fiction, time travel, historical fiction
Topics: Puerto Rican culture, world history, social justice, city of Newark, NJ
Series launch: November 25, 2018
Release schedule: New episodes every two weeks on Sundays
Sentence summary: Twelve-year-old twins from Newark, New Jersey, travel through time to recover Puerto Rico’s lost history.
WHERE & WHEN TO LISTEN
ABOUT THE SHOW
Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media.
When twelve-year-old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura are sucked into an inter-dimensional portal, they meet a distant cousin who presents them with an incredible mission: travel through time to uncover hidden moments from their culture’s past. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage…only their names aren’t found in history books.
In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate middle school, friendship, and home life while keeping their time-traveling pursuits secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, the twin’s come to understand just what’s at stake for their ancestral home. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, Alexa and Beni do all they can to witness, find, and remember its past.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Dania Ramos (Creator/Writer) is a writer and teaching artist. She’s also the production manager for the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast, which features her script Hot Drinks. Dania’s stage plays have been produced or developed by Luna Stage, Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Speranza Theatre, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Repertorio Español, and Teatro Vivo. She’s the author of the children’s series The 7th Grade Sleuths. www.DaniaRamos.com
Michael Aquino (Audio Engineer/Sound Design/Composer) is a musician, audio engineer, and actor. He’s the sound designer and composer for the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast, which features his original songs including “Cape May Warbler” and “Blood Heart” (co-written with Ernio Hernandez). He has released two solo albums, Giants Will Fall (2015, Cocotazo Music) and City Stars (2018, Cocotazo Music). www.MichaelAquino.com
Leilany Figueroa as ALEXA VENTURA
Claudio Venancio as BENI VENTURA
Louis Vetter as LT. HORACIO MÉNDEZ
Jennica Carmona as CLARA VENTURA
Walter F. Rodriguez as RAMIRO VENTURA
Alicia Rivas as ATABEY
Joel D. Arandia
J. F. Seary
These lists reflect cast members through episode 5. Please check back for cast updates.