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By Lucy Caudle  | Lucretia M. Anderson

About the Play

Imagine follows two friends, the witty and audacious Cora and the apprehensive and cautious Henry, both in eighth grade. Their worlds collide with Evan, a college student who has gotten himself into trouble and is struggling with substance abuse, and an unlikely friendship is forged.  Cora helps Evan question his choices, leading him into an unexpected personal journey toward the road to recovery.  The three friends all better their understanding of themselves by simply knowing one another, and the play illustrates the start of a friendship that will last their whole lives.


Lucy Caudle, a rising sophomore at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, is ecstatic to be participating in the New Voices Festival for the first time. Using her vivid imagination and her performance experience with local theatres including SPARC and Virginia Repertory Theatre as inspiration, Lucy has translated her prose into scripts that can be brought to life. Imagine is Lucy’s first play, and she hopes to continue to evolve as a playwright with the support of New Voices and the Richmond theater community.


Lucretia M. Anderson is a Washington, DC native. They were the Theatre Arts instructor at Orchard House School where they directed adaptations of The Outsiders, The Crucible, Little Women and more. Directing credits for SPARC include Jungle Book, Jr., Once on This Island, Jr., and Little Women. Recent local performance credits include Taming of the Shrew/Quill Theatre, Animal Control/ Firehouse Theatre and Molly House/ Richmond Triangle Players.

Cast and Crew

Cameron Gardner a freshman, has been acting since the age of 5. Cameron has performed in over 20 productions around the Richmond community including SPARC, Virginia Rep, and her school. When not on stage, she enjoys hanging out with friends and playing soccer. Cameron is very grateful for the opportunity to participate in this virtual play and hopes you all enjoy!  

Robbie Harris has been interested in the performing arts ever since he was little. He is a dancer at Spotlight Studio of Dance and has danced there for over nine years. He has been in middle school play productions. He also performed in Pirates of Penzance Jr. with SPARC in Summer of 2019.


Sheridan Parkinson

Camden Sparrow is delighted to be in a production during this difficult time. Since working with Lucy in shows at SPARC and the JCC she admires her acting abilities and is excited to be part of one of her original works. She hopes you enjoy the show!


Cameron “Cam” Tyznar has been a Technical Theatre student at Sparc since 2019. As a Tech Theatre student at Sparc he have worked on two shows – Little Shop Of Horrors in October 2019 and The Diary Of Anne Frank in February 2020. Cam is looking forward to working with everyone on this virtual project.

Major funding for New Voices for the Theater is provided by:


Additional Support Provided By:

Altria, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Dominion Energy Foundation,
the R.E.B. Foundation, Robins Foundation, and Holly Rice & Vince Gilligan

All SPARC programs are made possible in part by: