To raise questions about our social climate to facilitate conversations about the world that we find ourselves living in today.
OUR YEARLY THEMES
Every year, Blank Page picks a theme that reflects the social climate of the year and focuses on pieces and works that support the theme.
2023: Government Reversals
We defined Reversals as "a change (as of fortune) often for the worse."
Over the past two years, our government has been reversing landmark legislation and putting new bills in effect that are stripping away human rights.
2022: Mental Health in Isolation
COVID-19 stopped the world. Zoom and Face Time became our usual meeting places.
Our collective mental health changed in isolation. This was an examination what isolation does to the mental health of those who must endure it.
Lauren Shields (she/her) is a New York-based director and multi-hyphenate artist. She began her Intimacy directing training a year ago and since then has included safe boundary practice within all her rehearsal spaces. She has started Intimacy directing on some short films as well. Her directing work has been seen all over New York in festivals and off-off-Broadway spaces. Lauren is a co-founder of Blank Page Theatre company and the founder of Audition Checkup. Check out her work on…
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Zakk Ottmers (he/him) is a director based out of New York. Ever since he was a small child, he has been entranced by the world of film and theatre. His passion for both has led him to New York to create pieces that invoke an audience to keep thinking far after they have watched. Zakk has now produced several new works with his company Blank Page Theatre Company and will graduate in 2024 with his master's in directing from The Actors Studio Drama School.