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RADICAL ACTors 2013 -- YOU...

You too can become a RADICAL ACTor

Live your act:  You’ve got 20 audacious choices, from “BE Childlike” to “WASH someone’s feet.” Share your story: Share your triumphs and your struggles. Feel free to be radically honest.

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Alastair Willis

Alastair Willis

Alastair is an orchestra conductor raised and educated in England, and now based in Seattle. In the last few years he’s guest conducted many top-ranked orchestras around the world, including

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Alex Cook

Alex’s life work is to express spiritual hope and the power and beauty of God through music. He especially loves live performances: “It’s about unveiling something holy in myself, and

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Ali Warren

Ali Warren

Ali is a 23 year old firefighter, author, and student from central Pennsylvania. A firefighter since she was 16, Ali self-published her memoir, Where Hope Lives, which details her struggles

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Allen Tanner,  Radical Actor

Allen Tanner

Allen is a nondenominational chaplain who trained in a Baptist seminary, served in Methodist churches, then received Christian Science class instruction. He currently works for law enforcement agencies, providing spiritual

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Amy Richmond

Amy runs the web team at time4thinkers.com, the host site for Radical Acts. On the side, she travels to hot, vibrant, colorful places. Reads voraciously. Writes beautifully. Photographs incessantly. And

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Brian Talcott,  Radical Actor

Brian Talcott

Brian, a Christian Science healer, teacher, and lecturer from Berkeley, CA, has devoted his career to bridging supposed gaps between religions. After studying theology, he served as a Protestant chaplain

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Camille Pruvost,  Radical Actor

Camille Pruvost

Camille was singing before she could walk. She’s now training in classic vocal performance, and has sung at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among other fabulous places. As a child

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Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado

Carlos has traveled a meandering spiritual path, including Catholic school, Baptist and Evangelical church services, and a wide-ranging exploration of other religions and cultures. Born in Venezuela and coming to

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Dawn-Marie Cornett, Radical Actor

Dawn-Marie Cornett

Dawn-Marie is a Christian Science healer from Framingham, MA. She’s passionate about helping people, loves the outdoors, geeks out over tech and sports (especially X-games and American Ninja Warrior), and

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Ginny Luedeman

Ginny Luedeman

Ginny is a Christian Science healer, teacher, and lecturer from Salem, Oregon who inspires audiences with her gritty real-life stories. Whether the topic is abuse or addiction, parenting or community

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Grant Taylor, Radical Actor

Grant Taylor

Grant’s always lived in the Los Angeles area and plays rap, rock, jazz, etc. Still, his music taps into the real, raw, Deep South blues. That’s because his Louisiana granddad

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Heike Verleih

Heike Verleih

Heike, originally from Potsdam, Germany, now studies philosophy and fine arts in the US. She’s planning a career that combines the arts with permaculture, and currently lives on a sailboat

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Ian Forber-Pratt

Ian Anand Forber-Pratt

Ian, born in India and raised in the US, has worked in both business and technology. But his true love is social work, particularly with young children. Armed with a

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Janet Horton

Janet Horton

Janet was a military chaplain for 28 years. She met heavy resistance as one of the first women chaplains for the Army — but persevered, winning honors for her courage

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Jay and Tessa Frost

Jay & Tessa Frost

Tessa has been singing since she was knee-high to grasshopper, and Jay played so much when he was a kid that his mom had to set a piano curfew. Now

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Jenny Sawyer

Jenny has always felt a calling to work with kids and teens. During college, she helped create and launch a Christian Science kids publication.  More recently, she started her own

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Jeremiah Chiteri, Radical Actor

Jeremiah Chiteri

Jeremiah’s all about God, music, and kids. Originally from Kenya, he taught elementary and middle school before coming to the US to earn his college degree. He’s currently seeking work

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John Biggs

John Biggs

John is a Christian Science healer from Bend, Oregon. He also does 101 amazing things for youth, including teaching online Sunday School; working at summer camps; and doing community outreach

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John Tyler,  Radical Actor

John Tyler

John’s a Christian Science healer, teacher, and lecturer from Pittsburgh, PA. He’s previously been a labor organizer, counsellor to prison inmates, university professor, and founder of an award-winning campus program

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Julio Rivas, Radical Actor

Julio Rivas

Julio, a Christian Science healer living in LA, has shared his gift for storytelling and spiritual counseling with runaway teens, prison inmates, and many, many others. Julio is also a

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Justin Belote

Justin’s in grad school studying poetry, with the ultimate goal of teaching, writing, and contributing even more stellar performances at open mic events.  Justin committed to CAST the beam out

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Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Kate’s all about kids. She’s a married mother of four; a very active volunteer at her kids’ school; and a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In her spare time, Kate

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Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

Kate is a Christian Science healer, community advocate, and hospital/hospice chaplain based in Missouri. Yet perhaps Kate’s greatest gift to others is her writing. Her blogs enjoy a broad global

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Laurance Doyle

Laurance is an astrophysicist who works at the SETI Institute in California, searching for planets around other stars.  Laurance also specializes in techniques for detecting extraterrestrial communications, and gains insights

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Lona Ingwerson

Lona Ingwerson

Lona is a Christian Science healer from Laguna Beach, California. She’s also a former Christian Science lecturer and former actress with experience in film, on stage, on the radio, and

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LaMeice Harding

LaMeice Harding

LaMeice has traveled many paths in her spiritual journey. From Hollywood child actor to Christian Science healer and teacher. From Syrian religious and cultural traditions to a universal outlook. From

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Madelon Maupin

Madelon Maupin

Madelon leads a double life as an entrepreneur/business consultant and a passionate student of the Bible. She’s spent 16 years coaching top business leaders, and five years traveling throughout the

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Megan Mcginnis

Megan McGinnis

Megan is a freelance writer and editor from Washington state. She contributes to myBibleLesson.com, Time4Thinkers.com, and Christian Science periodicals, and she’s on her way to grad school in Creative Writing. When

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Melody Colliatie

Melody Colliatie

Melody, a college student in St. Louis, has a knack for finding ways to help struggling people around the world. She got her church to build houses in Mexico seven

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Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Michael is a student of the Bible and is constantly striving to live and more deeply understand Christ Jesus’ teachings through his practice of Christian Science. Some of the ways

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Michelle Armstrong

Michelle Armstrong

Raised in southern California and currently living between there and Austin, TX, Michelle has studied voice since she was four years old. Her upbeat rock/pop blends are currently incubating with

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Randall Williams

Randall Williams

Randall graduated with a degree in vocal performance from the Royal Conservatory in Mons Belgium, then took off the bow tie and went right back to playing folk music. He’s

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Ricky Porter,  Radical Actor

Ricky Porter

Ricky is a Presbyterian minister in Dublin, Georgia. He’s also a writer and musician; a class-taught student of Christian Science; and a former advisor to the Mary Baker Eddy Library

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Susan Booth Mack, Radical Actor

Susan Booth Mack

Susan is a Christian Science healer and teacher based in both Maine and Missouri. She’s served as a chaplain in a mental health institution and participated actively in interfaith work.

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Tabea Mangelsdorf

Tabea Mangelsdorf

As a young girl in Germany, Tabea never knew of the voice within her. She played the piano and improvised her own compositions. When someone overheard her singing in 2004,

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Tien Stone Langlois, Radical Actor

Tien Stone Langlois

Tien is a certified teacher and the director of Scholars Together Learning Community. Most of her students have been diagnosed with serious developmental and behavioural challenges – but that’s just

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Tom McElroy, Radical Actor

Tom McElroy

Tom, a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer living in Boston, MA, has a special interest in helping and healing people by crossing over supposed boundaries between religions, cultures, etc. Formerly,

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Tricia Chantha, Radical Actor

Tricia Chantha

Tricia’s a Christian Science healer who’s always been drawn to outcasts and prodigals – in fact, she was a prodigal herself.  She’s volunteered at a school for at-risk kids; been

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