A TED Talk -- As a Play

To our knowledge, for the first time ever, a TED talk will consist of a short play.  Entitled "Reimagine," the play will be performed live at the 2018 TEDx SonomaCounty on November 3rd.  


Two parents are in the kitchen preparing lunch for their teen daughter and a friend, and debating the politics of the day.  Meanwhile the girls are playing a new simulation game, changing the rules of their mythical world with surprising results.


You can see the play live by attending the event, or by streaming (specific time to be announced).



Creative Team

Scott Lummer

Craig Miller

Juliet Noonan

Mark Bradbury

Paige Picard

Chandler Parrott-Thomas

Scott Lummer - Playwright and Producer

Scott is an award-winning playwright and mediocre actor.  11 of his plays have been featured in over 30 professional productions worldwide: Starbucks on Broadway, Cherry, 2045, Psych Nick, Crisis of Character, The Saint, Love Her Madly, Auction Day, A Service Tail, Sue, and Miss Understanding.  His works have been performed in theater capitols such as Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Sydney, and  Fredericksburg, VA.  He is the first playwright to be named a winner in the British Theatre Challenge in consecutive years ("Cherry" in 2017 and "2045" in 2018).  "2045" was selected to be presented at the 2017 Inge Festival, and was a finalist for the  Shakespeare in the ‘Burg’s 2018 one-act playwriting competition. He has written seven other short plays (many of them are really awful) and two full-length plays.   He's thrilled to be working with Craig and this talented cast.

Craig Miller - Director

 

Craig is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department. Miller holds an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and a B.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University.  He was the Artistic Director and Education Director at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, where he produced several award-winning seasons since 2011. Prior to that, he founded Houston’s Texas Repertory Theatre and served as its artistic director for seven years. He has also worked as the casting associate for The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and as the founder/artistic director of Chicago’s East Window Theatre Company. He taught acting and directing at the University of South Carolina and Houston’s Lone Star College System.

Juliet Noonan as Julie

  

Juliet is an actor, director and teaching artist in Sonoma County. Most recently, she portrayed the roles of Dora and the Nurse in the production of Equus directed by Lennie Dean at 6th Street Playhouse. Her favorite roles include; Margaret in Silent Sky (6th Street Playhouse), Gillian in Fault Line staring Olympia Dukakis (New Heritage Theatre Company), Regan in King Lear (NHTC), Maria in School for Scandal (NHTC), and Belle in Christmas Carol (NHTC).  She has trained at American Conservatory Theater, and she earned her B.A. in Theater with an emphasis in acting and directing from Idaho State University (2001) and her Masters degree in Education from Sonoma State University (2012). She is thrilled be part of this production and working with a fantastic artistic team!

Mark Bradbury as Kurt

  

Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. Sonoma County theater has been a part of his life for most of it. Mark is very proud and honored to have had the privilege to perform in plays with the 6th St. Playhouse, Main Stage West, The Raven, Lucky Penny,  Left Edge Theater Co. and Spreckels Performing Arts. 

Paige Picard as Daphne

  

Paige  is a Sonoma County native. Recent productions include: You Got Older and The Realistic Joneses at Left Edge Theatre, and One Man, Two Guvnors at 6th Street Playhouse. She is looking forward to performing in Left Edge's May 2019 play This Random World. Paige graduated from NYU with degrees in history and dramatic literature. She is an indoor/outdoor human who loves spending time traveling, punning and cuddling with her cat Billy Joe. 

Chandler Parrott-Thomas as Monique

Chandler graduated last spring from Southern Oregon University with a BFA in Acting. Some credits there include Adriana in Comedy of Errors and Dockdaisy in The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI. Through a partnership with SOU and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, she understudied various roles in Henry IV parts 1 and 2, The Odyssey, and Shakespeare in Love in the 2017 season at OSF. Other theater credits include Equus, La Cage Aux Folles, (The 6th Street Playhouse), All's Well that Ends Well (Petaluma Shakespeare), Hand to God (Left Edge Theater). Catch Chandler in the upcoming 6th Street show Moon Over Buffalo