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CAST

William/Mr. Pritchett played by 
Connor Bailey (he/him) graduated from The University of North Texas where he was named the outstanding student in Acting & Musical Theatre. After launching his career professionally he has been celebrated in local reviews for his work in The SpongeBob Musical (SpongeBob), Footloose (Ren McCormack), and The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart). You may have seen him recently at The Green Room 42 as Aleksei in the new musical Somerton Man. 

Sis/Mrs. Reynolds/Girl played by 
Margaret Sommerhof (she/her) is making her New York debut with Blank Page Theater Company. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where she earned Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance. She would like to thank here coaches, Christopher Chwee and Lauren Shields, for their guidance, her family for their support, her friends for the their inspiration and Jo, Bill and Mary for igniting the flame. @margaretsommerhof
Donovan Fowler (he/him) is a New York City based actor. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, he began acting for stage and screen at age 3. In 2003, Donovan became a member of the Screen Actors Guild/the American Federation of Television and Radio (SAG-AFTRA). Some of his screen credits include The Wonder Pets, An Invisible Sign, and several national commercials. He has trained at Morgan State University, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Some of his favorite roles include Lumière (Beauty & the Beast), Serge (Art), and Emory (MilkMilkLemonade). He is so grateful that his family for their continued love, support, and encouragement. @donofowler
 
DIRECTOR
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.
Instagram: @zakkottmers
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Emma Rose Brooks (she/they) is honored to have been a part of Blank Page Theatre Company’s production of The Care and Feeding of Small Animals. Directing credits: Suessical, All Together Now, Big Fish (NHTA Nominated for Best Production), Shrek, Fiddler On The Roof. Performing credits: Kate McGowan in Titanic The Musical, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and Antonia in Man of La Mancha at Milwaukee Rep, Vi Moore in Footloose, Petra in A Little Night Music and Annelle in Steel Magnolias at New London Barn Playhouse. Rider University BFA Musical Theatre. First year director at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Proud AEA member.
 Instagram: @emma_rose_brooks emmarosebrooks.com

Huge thanks to Lauren and Zakk for letting me tag along.
CREW
DaShaun Williams (he/him) is an NYC based Singer/Actor. DaShaun received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Fairleigh Dickson University, School of the Arts in Madison, NJ. His love for singing and acting lead him to pursue his career in theatre. DaShaun has been cast in a national tour and many leading roles in shows such as Company, The Wiz, Sister Act, The Ten Commandments, Les Miserables and many more. For more about DaShaun visit dashaunwill.com
PRODUCERS
Lauren Shields (she/her)  is a New York-based director and multi-hyphenate artist. Her directing work has been seen all over New York in festivals and Off-Off Broadway spaces. Lauren's artistic endeavors center on amplifying underrepresented voices while challenging the audience's societal position, moral contradictions, and self-awareness, with the goal of expanding their perspective beyond their everyday lives. She is a founder of Blank Page Theatre Company, the founder of Audition Checkup - an acting and vocal coaching company, and a Co-Founder of 151st Productions - a film company. She received her Undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Musical Theatre, and is currently completing her MFA in directing at The Actors Studio Drama School. Check out her previous work and what’s to come on…
Website: laurenashields.com | auditioncheckup.com 
Instagram: @laurenashields | @auditioncheckup

Leah Sherrman (she/her) is a New York-based actor and producer. This is her first stage production and she would like to thank Lauren Shields and Zakk Ottmers for bringing her on board! In her film career, Leah has produced short videos for clients such as theSkimm, The Hilton Foundation, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Simons Foundation and more. She is currently producing Home - a short film anticipated to be filmed this year. She is also currently employed as a producer and host at NowThis Media. As an actor, Leah most recently performed as Callie in the 25th anniversary production of Stop Kiss, Muse in Chicago's on Fire! and Blakely in Sisterly Ties. She trains at Act First Studios and is represented by Dancho Models.
PHOTOGRAPHER
Ian McQueen (he/him)  is a New York-based television and theater producer. His most recent projects include the MAC award winning series "Cabaret on the Couch," Jad Jacob's "Beethoven: Live in Concert" at The Green Room 42, and the off-Broadway premieres of "Little Egg, Big World," "Blood on My Mother's Apron," and "Take Me Down to the Levee." Additionally, he's worked as a photographer for shows at The Tank, The Triad, Chelsea Table & Stage, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ian is passionate about arts education, and creating opportunities for young, diverse voices in television and live theatre.
DESIGNER & SOCIAL MEDIA
Helen Brown (she/her) is a New York-based designer. Graduating from the University of Texas Austin with a degree in Creative Advertising, her love of theatre has brought her back to creating and working for the stage. She is currently the in-house designer and social media manger for Blank Page Theatre Co. She would like to thank Lauren and Zakk for the endless opportunities! 
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