Thumbnail Theater

Thumbnail Theater
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Synopsis

These "micro shows" tell a complete story in just a few minutes. Whether funny, frightening, poignant, thought-provoking, or surreal, they showcase the ability of audio theater to create worlds inside your imagination.





1. FLORESTAN by Talya Zax (04:56)
A man suffering from tinnitus cannot escape a particular musical note.

2. EXCUSE ME, DO YOU HAVE THE TIME? by Joy Bishop (03:16)
A nursing home resident searches for someone who can answer her question.

3. HEAT RAY by Robert Arnold (03:28)
Two rural youths prepare for an otherworldly invasion.

4. THE ART OF CONVERSATION by Richard Hand (05:15)
A bus passenger tries to share the story of his journey.

5. THE DARK by Tony Isbell (05:26)
Two asylum doctors debate the best course of treatment for a particularly bizarre patient.

6. THE BRITISH ARMY MAKES A POT ROAST by Ross Williams (04:06)
Two soldiers struggle to understand their confounding new mission.

7. THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI FLOOD by William Anderson (05:02)
This historical vignette takes the form of a blues song recounting a 1927 natural disaster and the efforts of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover to address it.

8. SCAVENGE by Bryan Wade (05:42)
A young man rides his bike to the neighborhood park in order to carry out a peculiar plan.

Bonus Features
WKNO "Checking on the Arts" interview with Kacky Walton (11:45)


Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Sound Effects ..................... Karen Strachan
Producer ..................... Robert Arnold
Director ..................... Robert Arnold
Charles - Florestan ..................... Christopher Tracy
Writer - Florestan ..................... Talya Zax
Terry - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Brent Davis
Sharon - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Joy Bishop
Mrs. Solomon - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Emily Peckham
Writer - Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time? ..................... Joy Bishop
Roseanne - Heat Ray ..................... Jillian Barron
Charlie - Heat Ray ..................... David Hammons
Mom - Heat Ray ..................... Jeanna Juleson
Sound Effects - Heat Ray ..................... Jeanna Juleson
Writer - Heat Ray ..................... Robert Arnold
Arnold - The Art of Conversation ..................... Ron Gephart
Katie - The Art of Conversation ..................... Laurin DeRamus-Osman
Writer - The Art of Conversation ..................... Richard Hand
Dr. Barrington - The Dark ..................... Tony Isbell
Dr. Hudson - The Dark ..................... Justin Willingham
John Doe - The Dark ..................... Kinon Keplinger
Writer - The Dark ..................... Tony Isbell
Corporal - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Jason Spitzer
Pvt. Taylor - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Jeff Posson
Pvt. Smythe - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Kendall Karcher
Sergeant-Major - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Marques Brown
Writer - The British Army Makes a Pot Roast ..................... Ross Williams
Singer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... TeKay
Radio Announcer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... Jake Smith
Musician - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... Jeremy Howard
Writer - The Great Mississippi Flood ..................... William Anderson
Danny - Scavenge ..................... Stephen Garrett
Dad - Scavenge ..................... Doug Hardin
Sound Effects - Scavenge ..................... Emily Draffen
Writer - Scavenge ..................... Bryan Wade

Special Thanks