THE NOBLE NORMAL, 2020

"The Noble Normal" was a theater piece based on Kurt Vonegut's "Harrison Bergeron" that was filmed and broadcasted live by Group 404.  It was performed in a COVID-safe Pittsburgh studio (apartment) on December 12th, 2020 as part of Carnegie Mellon's 18th Playground Festival. Along with Rachel Kolb, Major Curda, and Jackson Eick, I wrote and directed this tragic retelling of private lives in a future where equality is policed and talent is shamed. When two parents disagree on what is best for their dangerously gifted child, blame and guilt haunt their marriage.

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The Noble Normal

Created by Group 404

Director: Cameron King

Sound Designer: Rachel Kolb

Live Video Producer & Director of Photography: Major Curda

Co-developer & Camera Operator: Jackson Eick

Stage Manager: Spencer Byham-Carson

Costume Designers: Lily Cunicelli & Jean-Luc DeLadurantaye

TV Puppet Model and Artistic Support: Patrick O'Shea

Puppet Designer: Cooper Nickels

Original Music: Sam O'Byrne

Propaganda: Delia Cunningham & Jake Anderson

 

Hazel Bergeron: Hannah Cornish

George Bergeron: Russell Hawkins

Harrison Bergeron: Samantha Toy Ozeas

Stuttering Announcer: Jake Anderson

Propaganda Voice: Delia Cunningham

Female Announcer: Carmen Flood

Second Announcer: Patrick Davis