the world will stop


live action


...if We Make a Mistake

Sarah J. Stachura (Judy) has been active in her local arts community for several years and debuted The World Will Stop if We Make a Mistake at the 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival. She has been a member of the Scranton-based New Vintage Ensemble since 2014; credits include The Fourth Wall (Peggy), The Trouble With Sketch Shows (co-writer), Hamlet (assistant director), and Presenting the Spectrettes (co-writer/director). Her short plays "The Folksinger" and "The Lost Bluebird" were nominated for a 2017 Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance award for Best One-Act Play. Her short play "The Summer Storm" was produced in January 2018 as part of Diva Theater Company's annual One Act Series. She is employed full time as an executive assistant for Highlights for Children, and resides in Jermyn, PA with her husband, Brendan, and their dog, Quint.

Sarah Regan


Timothy McDermott (Zack) has been acting up most of his life; now, he does it in front of people. He has been in many plays, including Doubt, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Who's Afraid of Viriginia Woolf?, Noises Off, A Behanding in Spokane, God of Carnage, and Drowning Ophelia. As a founding member of the New Vintage Ensemble, he has participated in a variety of NVE productions, including Pride & Prejudice, RXV: High School Reunion, Reindeer Monologues,  and Whispers of Scranton Legends. In 2015, NVE ensemble produced the original musical,Presenting the Spectrettes, written and directed by fellow Ensemble member Sarah Stachura Regan and McDermott. When he is not being theatrey, McDermott is busy being the co-owner of Japhy Creative, a video production company located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Tim McDermott


Patrick Holmes (puppet design, artwork) is a native of Scranton, PA and has been interested in comedy, puppetry, music and television since his youth. He has performed as a puppeteer with Sesame Street, SeeMore's Playhouse and a commercial for the Japanese market with New York Yankee Hideki Matsui. He was also a core member of the improv group Here We Are in Spain for 10 years. When not performing, he enjoys illustration, graphic design, video/audio production and scriptwriting. One of his favorite jobs was as a dresser for the Teletubbies (Lala) at a week-long PR event in New York City that celebrated the characters' 10th anniversary.

He received a BFA in Photography and Design from Marywood University in 1999 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree through Syracuse University’s Newhouse School for Communications in Advertising. 

Patrick Holmes


Brendan Regan (director, artwork, digital media) is a funeral director and graphic designer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served as the technical director during the debut of The World Will Stop... at the 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival. Bren has previously performed at the 2015 Scranton Fringe Festival in "Presenting the Spectrettes," is a former member of the improv group Here We Are in Spain, and on occasion sings and pretends he can play the keyboard with his band, Sonny on the Causeway. He lives in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, with Sarah and their dog, Quint.

Brendan Regan


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