Letters to Readers
Where to Get It
Lumiere Players and other voice actors
For details about the Dramatic Audiobooks themselves, please see the Audiobooks page.
We are unique in our mission to make live theater accessible to the blind and visually impaired ... by combining a great story with memorable voices, live sound effects, and music. Lumiere Players also has tremendous benefits to offer audiences of all abilities. We believe the next proving ground for aspiring actors is the challenge to express a range of emotions, attitudes, and actions by use of the voice alone ... and to a degree that will sustain the involvement of diverse audiences. We believe that good acting transcends the need for elaborate costumes and sets. Come see for yourself and have fun with Lumiere Players!
Dramatic Audiobook Cast
Nancy Wellman: Nancy has been actively involved with theater for over 12 years. She is on the Board of Directors for Lumiere Players and is a director and actor having performed in several theater productions as well as independent films, commercials, and as a print model. She is also a musician and writer.
Book One: Director, Pica
Katelynn Persons, 17: "Acting isn't a hobby, it's a way of life." The words I live by. I eat, sleep, and breathe performing and literature. At any time of day you can find me writing, acting, dancing, reading, or in other words just about any literature or performing art you could imagine. I love people, and I love meeting new people and being around different types of people. I don't hate anybody. I love diversity. Performing has been in my life since a young age, and I never plan on letting it leave; it's my number one passion. But on the off chance that I'm not doing any of the above, you'd probably find me making plans with friends, on the computer, or trying to give advice to friends in need. I absolutely love country and rock music, along with a little of everything else in between. AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts are some of my favorites, just to name a few. Reba McEntire is my hero! Not only for her incredible music ability but also for her extraordinary acting, and unbelievable heart of gold. My parents are my mentors, my heroes, and the ones I'll never stop loving. My little brother is a brat, but has a golden heart, and nobody is aloud to mess with him except for me. I love people, school, art, along with unlimited and artistic self-expression.
Book One: Kibi
Kearsten Hill, 13, lives with her mom and her brother, visits her nanna often, loves riding horses and is a very good artist. Prior to recording Nebedor she played the part of Bloody Mary in the play Bloodhounds.
Book One: Assistant Director, Neti
Bethany, Katelynn, Kearsten, Norma
Norma Ashley has acted with Lumiere Players for years, and even assisted directing a couple of plays. She started acting with 2nd Heart Drama at her church which uses drama weekly in their main service, has directed several skits for them and also directed the Youth Group Christmas Production one year. She has performed with Newberg Community Theater and Gallery Theater in McMinnville. With Lumiere she has been the Main Narrator in "War of the Worlds," was the narrator for "We Hold These Truths," was Miss Shields in "Christmas Story," was Nell in Haiku for the AACT competition, and went to Nebraska to perform in "North Platt Canteen" as Rosie.
Book One: Narrator
Jack Parkinson: I have done some amateur acting and have been a puppeteer for about 10 years but, this is my first opportunity to be a voice actor in an audio book and it is AWESOME. I live in Newberg with my wife, two daughters, a cat and a dog. I live for adventure, I love the outdoors. My perfect day would include some time in the woods with my dog. I really look forward to the upcoming books and maybe doing some more voice work on some other projects. I really hope you enjoy the books.
Book One: Ilika, Slave Master
Cecelia Harper: Cecelia Harper is the VERY PROUD mother of Catherine ("Cat") Harper (see below). She has 3 other children of whom she is also VERY PROUD - Bethany, Eric, and Anne. Her children are the heart of her life. Cecelia's hobbies are varied and include dancing, acting (especially acting in comedies), connecting with family and friends, walking, running, scuba diving, skydiving, reading, cooking, gardening, hand crafts (stitchery), and games and puzzles of various types. Basically, I JUST LOVE LIVING LIFE!
Cecelia started acting with Vancouver OnStage in Vancouver, Washington approximately 10 years ago. She played "Miss Erickson" in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter," and "Verges, the Headborough" (Sheriff Dogberry's partner) in "Much Ado About Nothing." Cecelia has also been in several plays with Magenta Theatre in Vancouver, Washington, including "Oh Baby, Baby," "Sealegs," and "Murder By Natural Causes." The highlight of Cecelia's acting career (so far) is to have played "Dorothy Loncar" for approximately 6 years in Lumiere Players' "North Platte Canteen." In May of 2007, Lumiere Players was asked to perform "North Platte Canteen" in North Platte, Nebraska for the dedication of the final statue of their World War II Memorial. (My heartfelt "Thank you" to ALL the kind and wonderful North Platte residents for their hospitality! It was an honor to represent you.)
At the 2009 AACT Competition, Cecelia was "Bob" (The National Security Advisor to the President of the United States) in Lumiere Players' "Scenario," and recently played "Diana" in Theater in the Grove's "Lend Me A Tenor." Cecelia is also part of both drama teams for the two churches she attends in Vancouver, Washington. Thank you Jonathan and Nancy for allowing me to be part of the terrific Nebador team, and to God for bringing us together to enjoy this exciting opportunity!
Book One: Mosa, Doti, Zini
Sidney Oster, 10, is destined for greatness. She began life as a princess and is now dancing her way through her pre-teen years. She enjoys tap dancing, jazz, girl scouts, cooking, art, and swimming. Sidney gets the giggles religiously. She appreciates this opportunity to find a constructive outlet for her obvious acting talents as she undertakes the role of Sata.
Book One: Sata
Dylan Oster, 12, is a born politician and skilled negotiator. Although he is legally required to spend many hours in school, in his free time he participates in tae kwon do, boy scouts, chess, and swimming. He is thoroughly enjoying the Nebador series.
Book One: Boro
creative minds at work
Sarah Bray, 12: I love Taylor Swift, animals, Greek mythology, manga, reading things like "Twilight", "Percy Jackson and The Olympians", the "Alice" series, "Fruits Basket" and "Cased Closed". (So basically Horror/romance, action/mythology, action/i-don't-know-what-it's-called, probably reality, action/romance and mystery). I love my teachers (the best 6th grade teachers in existence) even though I am not so crazy about school. I really hate homework, but do well in ancient civilizations, hands down my favorite subject in school. One of my best friends attempts to help me in math. It doesn't work so well. I despise global warming, lack of Taylor swift music, lack of books, lack of delicious food, science experiments on animals, and math. I spend 25% of my time reading, 15% of my time playing on electronics (Wii, Ds, Tv, Computer), 25% of my time eating/sleeping, 35% of my time doing not so interesting stuff such as school and homework. Somewhere in there I jam in everything else. For the picture: Sarah (the human wearing a cat-eared head band in honor of my sister's fifth birthday) and Bubbles.
Book One: Mati
Joshua Clark, a middle school student, lives in Oregon and enjoys computer science, sustainability, aerodynamics and literature. He will read just about anything that he sees, and loves the opportunity to read for a commercial audiobook.
Book One: Rini, Toli, Kodi
Amanda Herrmann: I'm an avid theater nerd and bookworm.† I did theater for four years in high school, both on stage and back stage.† My favorite roles were as Lt. Brannigan in "Guys and Dolls,"† and Viola in "Twelfth Night." I worked with Serendipity Players in Vancouver, which brought me to the Nebador audiobooks.† I'm studying to be a marine biologist now, but plan on keeping theater in my life.
Book Two: Rini, Toli, Josa
Kearsten doing tech
Bethany Ford, 14: I live with my dad and his dog whom I love to death. I have been riding horses for about three years and I hope I will never quit. I love music and if I'm not grounded I love to go to the park on my bike and get some air and I love to read and sing and play a game called "Call of Duty 4." I can get very hyper sometimes. I have never worked with Lumiere Player before but it's fun. I have a brother and sister I love to death and we can be a pain together sometimes but we are fun to be around. I love when it rains. I have fun with my friends.
Book One: Buna
Joshua Utter, 17, is a college student/high school senior, whose hobbies include video games, computer programming, website coding and design, reading, writing, and watching funny videos on Youtube. He plans on majoring in computer science, with a focus on 3D design and programming. Living in the Pacific Northwest, rain rarely tends to bother him, hiking is a normal activity, and being weird is normal and being normal is weird. Always is coming up with grand ideas, but rarely has the time or materials to implement them, he has a million things he wishes to get done during his life, from computers, to medical implants, to bio computer links, to writing the next Harry Potter or Nebador, or running for office.
Book One: Miko
Did someone say FOOD?
Catherine "Cat" Harper, 12: I live a very humorous life. I have a totally awesome school. My backyard is HUGE! I have about...7 animals all together (3 cats, 2 dogs, a fish, and a water snail). I've taught my kitten Clawdia to jump onto my shoulder at nighttime. I've got a trampoline in my backyard but I rarely get to jump on it because it's pretty much winter already.
Book One: understudy
Haley Harn: is 14 years old and has done minor acting with 2nd Heart Drama at her church, but her true passion is singing. She also enjoys reading, writing, playing golf, and drawing. Haley does well in school and has an A average. She loves her school and her teachers, because of the socializing and the chances to practice her writing, reading and singing skills since she is an active member in the women's choir at her school. She loves just about any kind of music, laughing and spending time with her friends and family as much as her busy schedule allows. Haley is the voice of Noni in Book Two of the Nebador series and greatly enjoys being part of the audiobook process.
Book Two: Shepherdess Noni
Glenn Russell: This is my first experience doing voice work for audiobooks. My acting career started in 1995 at Clackamas Community College, and includes roles in 35 plays so far, several at Lumiere Players. The trip to Nebraska for "North Platte Canteen" was definitely a highlight. After a 49 year career at Western and Delta Airlines, my worn out back is getting a rest. Retirement activities are less physically demanding, theater being the major interest. Bluegrass music festivals and cruise-ins are favorite summer activities, winter brings model cars, airplanes and boats. Reading happens year round. I'm looking forward to more audio sessions as the villainous High Priest and am anxious to read the rest of the series of books.
Book One: High Priest
voice actors must make difficult choices
Book One: Captain of the Guard
Book One: Sage
Book Two: Port Town shopkeeper and healer
Book Two: Farmer Koto
Cecelia, Bethany, Norma, Jack, Sarah, Joshua
Katelynn Wellman, 8
Book Two: Kit
Alexis Wellman, 8
Book Two: Misa
Brandon McMahon, 11
Book Two: Kamo
Zoe McMahon, 6
Book Two: child
Book Two: Technical Director
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