Announcing the cast of EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE!

We are excited to present our cast for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE!

PATRICK PETERSON will perform the role of Dr. Freud (no relation), and the title role in “Cushing Von Heffernan.”

STEPHANIE THOMAS will perform the role of Maranda Grosz in “Cushing”, and Dr. Marla Labat in “Escape!”

PAUL JASSER will perform the role of Cicero Severino in “Cushing”, and Garland Labat in “Escape!”

CHRIS HUNTER will perform the role of Rickey in “Cushing”, and John Maloof in “Escape!”

ALYSSA ELDER will perform the role of Dr. Calderwood in “Cushing”, and Perla Labat in “Escape!”

ASHLEY J. WOODS will perform the role of Paula in “Cushing”, along with Various roles in “Escape!”

KAITLYN SMITH and ELLIOTT CLARK will be performing as Sound Doctors.

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Directed by Nicholas Thurkettle with Sound Design & Direction by Darren Lodwick

Earbud Theater: Escape will play February 24th &  25th at 7pm, March 3rd & 4th at 7pm, with a matinee March 4th at 2pm. General admission will be $15, Children 12 and under are free.

Performances will be held at Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

To reserve your seats, email us at ajculver@otetheatre.com or call (949)689-3922.

One show closes…another begins!

A huge thank you to all of our audiences for EARBUD THEATER: INVASION!

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The Cast of EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

We had a wonderful time bringing this production to life at Long Beach Playhouse’s Studio Stage. Thank you to our hosts and their Collaboration Series- we truly believe it was a great partnership.
We were so honored to have the performances of Alex Bagosy, Deva Gregory, Patrick Peterson, Danny Montooth, Sarah Berman, Shelly Lee, Haley Dukelow, Elliott Clark, and Nicholas Thurkettle upon the stage. Thank you for bringing this amazing show to life!
And of course a big thank you to Elizabeth Suzanne (director), Darren Lodwick (sound design and SD director), Nicholas Thurkettle (author), and Josefine Damgaard (stage manager). Not everyone may see what you do, but your work shaped this production into a great piece of entertainment.
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The Host of the Evening and the Expositors

Interested in Auditioning?

If you enjoyed our show, and have an inkling to be a part of it yourself, this Monday and Tuesday we are holding auditions for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE in Laguna Hills.
Performers have the opportunity to pursue being a Sound Doctor (foley artist), our host of the evening, or one of the actors playing a variety of roles with the ability of their voices.
Come join us on this exciting adventure!
EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays from the award-winning podcast Earbud Theater. Featured at this unique live performance will be “Escape! (The End of Humanity Song)”, as well as “Cushing Von Heffernan- Bite Investigator”. Both scripts are written by Nicholas Thurkettle. A joint presentation by Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Nicholas Thurkettle, with sound design by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- Please email Aurora Culver at ajculver@otetheatre.com to set up your audition appointment for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE. Further details for the audition will be emailed to you.

Auditions will be held the evenings of January 16th and 17th at Laguna Hills Community Center. Auditions will consist of performing selected readings from the show.

Rehearsals will be scheduled with actor availability taken in to account.
Performances will be at the Laguna Hills Community Center February 24th, 25th, March 3rd and 4th at 7pm, and March 4th at 2pm.

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION Performances 
and Upcoming Auditions for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE

This Friday and Saturday, EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is brought to life on the stage at the upstairs Studio Theatre at the Long Beach Playhouse. In the style of traditional radio plays, audiences will witness the creation of science fiction radio drama in-person, including live foley effects and other sonic tricks.

“Earbud Theater is all about using audio storytelling to stimulate the imagination. The opportunity to tell strange and fantastic stories without being limited by a special effects budget is what draws us to it,” says Nicholas Thurkettle, a writer and performer for the radio play.

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The stage is set for opening night!

Featured at this unique live performance will be “Escape! (The End of Humanity Song)” about an estranged brother and sister who are reunited by a mysterious message from their father, a leading scientist who has disappeared. Also the world premiere of “The Mektalos Caper,” about a high-stakes heist that takes place inside the dead body of a 700-foot tall robot from outer space.

The cast is made up of professional voice-over performers working in film, on-stage, in popular video games such as World of Warcraft, and in live shows at Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Witness the Invasion at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.
5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

Performances are January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Tickets available at-
http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

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Upcoming Auditions for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE

We are thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming production of EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE!

EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays from the award-winning podcast Earbud Theater. Featured at this unique live performance will be “Escape! (The End of Humanity Song)”, as well as “Cushing Von Heffernan- Bite Investigator”. Both scripts are written by Nicholas Thurkettle. A joint presentation by Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Susanne, with sound design by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- Please email Aurora Culver at ajculver@otetheatre.com to set up your audition appointment for EARBUD THEATER: ESCAPE. Further details for the audition will be emailed to you.

Auditions will be held the evenings of January 16th and 17th at Laguna Hills Community Center. Auditions will consist of performing selected readings from the show.

Rehearsals will be scheduled with actor availability taken in to account.

Performances will be at the Laguna Hills Community Center February 24th, 25th, March 3rd and 4th at 7pm, and March 4th at 2pm.

For Additional Information: Earbud Theater: Escape

“Like Doctor Labat, I have dedicated a great deal of my life to science in the pursuit of truth and meaning.”

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Alex Bagosy plays Mektalos Superior and Doctor Marlin Labat in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION.

Describe the characters you play.

I play two very different characters: Mektalos Superior, a colossal, super intelligent death engine, and Doctor Marlin Labat, an aging scientific genius. To elaborate: I play an automoton, rigidly programmed to obey the tenets of the society that created him, and a giant, world killing robot… See what I did there?

What similarities do you share with your characters?

Like Doctor Labat, I have dedicated a great deal of my life to science in the pursuit of truth and meaning. And much like the good doctor, I’ve come to see the good and the bad that result from that. On the other hand, I have occasionally felt the desire to destroy the world around me, so perhaps I’ve got something in common with Mektalos as well.

How are you different from your characters?

That’s an interesting question. Aside from not being multiple stories tall and encased in armor… I suppose I’m also not in my sixties, and not anywhere near retirement. That said, I would say that the fundamental difference between myself and Marlin is a matter of perspective. Marlin wants to do the right thing, but he has often chosen logic and cold reason over emotion, alienating his children. In the twilight of his life, he’s begun to question those choices; when I saw myself taking a step in that direction, I chose to take a step back. So perhaps, in a strange sort of way, Marlin is a version of myself if I had not decided to pursue a slightly different path in life.
What professional actor do you admire and why?

I’m not sure I have a favorite. So many. Currently I’d have to say that Peter Capaldi, in terms of acting, is pretty much my favorite “Everything.” Like me, he began acting, turned away from it to do something else, and eventually came around in pursuit of a very singular objective. He achieved it, and he did it by coming from virtually nowhere. I’ve got to say: that gives me hope. That Mr. Capaldi is a genuinely good person doesn’t hurt my admiration thereof. Closely followed by two other men who have played the role Mr. Capaldi currently plays – Chris Eccleston and Colin Baker – for very similar reasons. I honestly could name dozens more, multiple nationalities, multiple genders and gender identities. Just sort of hard to pick favorites, and those are, at the time of writing, most at the top of my brain.

If acting is not your day job, what is?

I’m hoping to -make- acting my day job – it’s something I did a lot before graduate school, but life got in the way, and… Anyway, it’s something I want to get back to. I am trained as an Archaeologist and Historian, but… eh… for reasons beyond the scope of this interview, that isn’t currently feasible (one needs a PhD, and getting a PhD in my field of expertise is near impossible at the moment, no matter how good your academics are.) I support myself as a board game designer and freelance writer, and I’ve got a couple of games coming close to publication. My first game was on the US Presidential Election of 1860… which you might not necessarily be surprised to know has… rather a lot of overly dramatic moments going for it. Almost melodramatic, in fact. Somewhat appropriate.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

Watching a movie with my lovely wife, spending time with my bulldog, or playing games (miniatures, role playing games, or board games, pick your poison) would all be high on the list. Maybe all in the same day.

Call out someone who MUST see your show!

I can’t think of anyone specific, but I will say this. While it has a modern appearance, this is, in all honesty (and I don’t give this praise lightly… I’m not much for brown nosing) one of the best recent takes on the Pulp Science-Fiction Radioplays that I’ve experienced in a long time. I was sort of a strange kid: I was a big fan of the Radio Plays of the 1930s and 1940s, something my dad introduced me to, and when I say that something is as good as a well written episode of, say, “The Shadow”, then it is really intended as high praise.

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I’m a thirty nine year old, US born, happily married, Actor-Turned-Scientist-Turned Actor again, and I have lived in the United States and the United Kingdom. About a decade ago, I moved from Washington, D.C. to California as a result of a job transfer, and scrupulously avoided having anything to do with acting for a few years. My goal is to begin acting regularly again, perhaps make a career out of it, and see what the future holds in that direction. I’d like to pursue some work in Ireland and/or the UK, see where that leads. I have very fond connections to both places. But honestly, at this point, I’m just grateful for the opportunity, and that people still seem to want to see me do this. In the meanwhile, I pursue my day job, working as a freelance writer and game designer. I despise cucumbers, bananas, and bad movie remakes of my favorite books. I once claimed to have invented the “quotation mark;” sometimes I accuse chestnuts of being lazy… No, wait a moment. That last bit is someone else’s bio…

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original scien ce fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“Robbie is a warm, friendly moron who considers himself cunning and sharp by association, as his wife is a brilliant criminal and they always pull jobs together. “

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Danny Montooth plays Robbie and various other roles in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION.
Describe the characters you play. 

Robbie is a warm, friendly moron who considers himself cunning and sharp by association, as his wife is a brilliant criminal and they always pull jobs together. He’s laid-back, a little too laid-back for someone in his line of work, and always finds the fun in any situation. He loves his wife, Maria, and hopes to get rich quick so they can have the life they’ve always dreamed of, and a few extra beers.

What similarities do you share with your characters?
Robbie and I both always love to find the humor in any situation, have a tendency to get a little overexcited while trying to maintain a laid-back attitude, and are always searching for the simplest solutions to any problem.

How are you different from your characters?

Robbie has no filter between his brain and his mouth and as one hell of an introvert I generally have to convince myself to speak at all, for fear of saying the wrong thing. His brazen approach to life is incredibly fun and freeing to play because it is so unlike myself.

What professional actor do you admire and why?

I’m a huge fan of Doug Jones. The specificity and intricate expertise he brings to his physical creature work and voice work is inspiring to say the least. He’s of the short list of heroes I have met and he  exceeded my expectations with warmth and kindness.

If acting is not your day job, what is?

I’ve been lucky enough to live my passion as a full-time puppeteer for 11 years and a Puppet Specialist/Show Maintenance Specialist for the last 5 years for the Walt Disney Company, training and coaching new talent to the odd and specific art form that is puppetry. When I’m not doing these things for Disney, I branch out to do puppetry/VO on outside projects, as well as teaching puppetry at Musical Theater Orange County.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

It involves 4-6 people, a fat stack of tabletop games, some scotch, and laughs. I can play board games for hours until my brain gives up and goes foggy, and it’s one of my favorite ways to spend time with my friends. Also wouldn’t say no to a Lord of the Rings (extended edition) marathon!

Call out someone who MUST see your show!
My dad! He got me into wanting to perform at a very young age and continues to inspire.
Danny Montooth is a big kid who has always drawn to the strange and silly in storytelling; his big loves being Puppetry, Creature work, and Voice-Over. He grew up both in Long Beach and in a community theater family (his Dad often performs on this stage!). He’s a Puppeteer and Show Maintenance Specialist for the Walt Disney Company, among a colorful list of other jobs there. He also teaches puppetry for theater and for film & television at Musical Theater Orange County. This is his first outing with Earbud Theater and he’s overjoyed to be on stage with such brilliant, funny, and talented folks!

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“Garland is the physical embodiment of sarcasm, trying to find his place in Man’s world.”

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Patrick Peterson plays Jameson and Garland in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

Describe the characters you play.

I play both Jameson and Garland. Jameson is a humanoid robot, trying to find his place in Man’s world. Garland is the physical embodiment of sarcasm, trying to find his place in Man’s world.
What similarities do you share with your characters?
I’m trying to find my place in Man’s world.
How are you different from your characters?
I don’t understand sarcasm very well. And as far as I know, I’m 100% human!
What professional actor do you admire and why?
I admire very chameleon-like actors who really transform into their roles, such as Meryl Streep and Tom Hardy.
If acting is not your day job, what is?
For my day job, I drive for All Counties Courier.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Movies with friends!
Call out someone who MUST see your show!
Savannah Rae Linz, I know you’re busy girl!
Patrick Peterson 
I’m a fan of everything from Retro Sci-Fi, to Cheesy Horror; from Rod Serling, to Douglas Adams. I’m very excited to be able to work with Earbud Theater again.  At this point, I think me and writer/friend Nicholas Thurkettle can be officially considered ‘Frequent Collaborators’! For me, voice acting is so incredibly enjoyable, and our wonderful Sound Doctors will add that special layer of magic.

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“I would say a Sunday afternoon in late April because it is not too hot or too cold. The most you need is a light sweater.”

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Shelly Lee plays a Sound Doctor- one of the foley artists in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

Describe the character you play in 3 sentences or less.
My name is Trixie. I am shy, confident, and error prone. I have a very high IQ

What similarities do you share with your character?
The error prone part.
How are you different from your character?
I do not have a high IQ.

What professional actor do you admire and why?
Daniel Radcliff; who knew that he was such an amazing song and dance guy?If acting is not your day job, what is?
I work for Young’s Market Company.  Using analysis I help retailers decide the best shelf merchandising strategy for liquor and wine.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
I would say a Sunday afternoon in late April because it is not too hot or too cold.  The most you need is a light sweater.

Call out someone who MUST see your show!
Christine and Steve Byrens this is right up your alley.
Marie and Mick Duggins, you nerds should like this.
Shelly Lee is very pleased to be one of the Sound Doctors for Earbud Theater. She recently did the sound effects for Stages Theater production of the radio play It’s a Wonderful Life.  Shelly also will speak in a role from time to time.  Her more recent performances include: Adriana in Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliette by William Shakespeare, Sally in Oliver!, and Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar.  When Shelly is not acting on stage you can find her dancing Salsa or playing Latin Percussion.  She hopes that you enjoy Escape and the Mektalos Caper and she thanks you for coming!

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“Maria and I have our differences – I’m probably the least likely person to try to pull a heist.”

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Deva Marie Gregory plays Maria, Perla, and various other roles in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

Describe the characters you play.

I play an excitable child (who I learned has a name: Billy), a detonator who knows how to countdown from 10, and a no-nonsense woman (Maria), and an optimistic scientist (Perla).
What similarities do you share with your characters?
Like Perla, I’m a hopeful optimist. I also know how to count, and am easily excited.
How are you different from your characters?
I’m guessing a detonator knows mathematics, which I’m bad at. Maria and I have our differences – I’m probably the least likely person to try to pull a heist.
What professional actor do you admire and why?
I love Kate Winslet, because she brings a little crazy to all her roles. This past year, I’ve fallen in love with Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin, who advocates love and equality.
If acting is not your day job, what is?
Actor, writer, and all-star cat snuggler.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Coffee in the morning with my husband and cats, and whatever makes me laugh that day.
Call out someone who MUST see your show!
Wilhelm Peters!
Deva Marie Gregory is a stage actor, singer, and voice over artist. Favorite roles include John Worthing in an all-female production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Meg in Little Women, Lucy in Dracula, and Chris in Rumors. In 2016, Deva Marie lent her voice to World of Warcraft: Legion as Addie Fizzlebog. “Invasion!” marks her second time working with Earbud Theater.

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“I’m excited to share stories with people, and I’m more than a little odd.”

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Nicholas Thurkettle plays Dr. Eldridge Arvidson in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

Describe the character you play.
I play Dr. Eldridge Arvidsen, Director of Community Relations for the Earbud Lab. Effectively I “host” the evening; but my character gets to experience a few extra surprises along the way, which you would expect working in a Lab dedicated to Mad Science. 🙂

What similarities do you share with your character?
I’m excited to share stories with people, and I’m more than a little odd.
How are you different from your character?
Dr. Arvidsen has a snappier wardrobe. And I think he is a bit more reckless when it comes to the dangerous possibilities of dabbling in Mad Science.
What professional actor do you admire and why?
Steve Carell is quietly assembling one of the best bodies of work in this generation; I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say he’s hitting that Jack Lemmon level of moving comfortably between comedy and drama with consistency of detail and vulnerability in his work. As I’ve done more on-camera acting in recent years, he’s one I’m really studying.

If acting is not your day job, what is?
My primary income comes from my position at Arts Orange County, the county’s official non-profit advisory and advocacy group for arts and cultural events and organizations in the area. It’s like being employed at the Jedi Council for creative stuff. I also bring in income from various writing and acting gigs.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
A walk out in nature with my camera; building up an appetite for a big dinner with great friends.

Call out someone who MUST see your show!

Earbud Theater creator Casey Wolfe. “Being there in spirit” will not be enough; he needs to come take responsibility for the way this beast he has given unnatural life to has grown.

Nicholas Thurkettle is an actor, writer, and filmmaker proud to be collaborating with Aurora and On the Edge once again. He’s been a fixture for five seasons at Shakespeare Orange County, playing roles like Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Duncan in Macbeth; and for the past two seasons, serving as Casting Director. Other favorite stage roles include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and Renfield in Dracula. In 2016 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Love International Film Festival for his role in Reclaiming Friendship Park, and he also appears in the upcoming indie features Cloudy with a Chance of SunshineAventura!Isla Vista: The Rock Opera, and The Revelator. He is a writer and performer with the award-winning audio drama podcast Earbud Theater, writer of the upcoming animated show Children of Ether on the Crunchyroll network, and author of the acclaimed short story collection Stages of Sleep.

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

For more info: email aurorajculver@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/otetheatre/
Follow us on Twitter @OnTheEdgeThtr
More info on OTE can be found at http://www.otetheatre.com

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“These two ladies are polar opposites which presents a fun opportunity to flex my range. ‘Gotta love a challenge.”

img_5290Sarah Berman plays Doris and Maloof in EARBUD THEATER: INVASION

Describe the characters you play.
I play Doris the sprightly tour guide and Maloof the aloof lawyer. These two ladies are polar opposites which presents a fun opportunity to flex my range. ‘Gotta love a challenge.

What similarities do you share with your characters?
Definitely Doris, oh Doris! I have spent a fair share of time giving tours and cracking puns. I can’t say I didn’t have a blast going full throttle with this character. Not to mention Maloof, detached yet refined… and drinking before noon.

How are you different from your characters?
I have a dash more self-awareness than Doris and a pinch more bed-side manner than Maloof. But not much of course…

What professional actor do you admire and why?
Living or dead? There are so many incredibly talented folks to choose from. I think I’d have to go with an actor (and revolutionary) of the past and say the talented Jim Henson. He paved the way for voice actors and dreamers to do what they love.

If acting is not your day job, what is?
I am a show runner, performer and co-creator of PACIFIC PALS LIVE – an interactive, educational puppet show with a focus on exploration and ocean literacy at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Anything that involves being in the company of animals. Visiting the petting zoo, playing fetch with my dog, feeding duckies, snuggling my cat, snuggling someone else’s cat, the possibilities are endless.

Call out someone who MUST see your show!
Ryan Gosling, I know I haven’t returned your phone calls. But if you come to the show tonight, we can talk it out.
Sarah Berman is an innovative, bubbly, show runner with a consistent history of creating scripted content for theme parks and special events. She can currently be found as the co-creator of PACIFIC PALS LIVE at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Some of her job responsibilities include performance, creating shows, training puppeteers and heading production design. Most recently, Sarah spent time working with Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor in their Sideshow and Little Monster’s Ball. During that time, she crafted scripts and performed nightly as Sideshow’s returning face characters Althea the Mime School Dropout and as Sparky the Insult Comic Skeleton. With an expertise in puppetry, Sarah has over 1,000+ hours of live puppeteering and voice acting experience. She truly is a Muppet at heart.

Show Information
EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a double feature of original science fiction radio plays performed at the Studio Theater at Long Beach Playhouse.

Performances January 13th and 14th at 8pm.
Long Beach Playhouse: 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

General Admission – $15
Students/Seniors – $12

Tickets available at http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/earbud-theater-live/

EARBUD THEATER: INVASION is a joint presentation of Earbud Theater and On The Edge Theatre Productions; produced by Aurora J. Culver and Nicholas Thurkettle, directed by Elizabeth Suzanne, with sound designed by Head Sound Doctor Darren Lodwick. Earbud Theater was created by Casey Wolfe.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Alex Bagosy
Sarah Berman
Deva Marie Gregory
Danny Montooth
and
Patrick Peterson

And the audio talents of:
Elliot Clark
Haley Dukelow
and
Shelly Lee

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