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LOVE ME Cast/Director

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Carlotta Brentan as Susan

CARLOTTA BRENTAN (Susan) - Most recently seen on stage in the revival of Fratti’s Six Passionate Women at Theater for the New City, which earned her glowing reviews as “an actress to watch” (- The FrontRowCenter). Theater highlights: Genet’s The Balcony (Access Theater), Boccaccio’s Decameron (Bernie Wohl Center) and the lead in a workshop of Neil LaBute’s new play The Way We Get By, directed by Mr. LaBute. Carlotta can also be seen in commercials, short films, TV series on The Travel Channel and Investigation Discovery, and heard in commercial and educational voiceovers in multiple languages. Conservatory training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Academy Company. Ongoing training: Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab. Couldn’t be happier to be part of her first production with Funny… Sheesh. www.carlottabrentan.com

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Amy-Helene Carlson as Carol

AMY-HELENE CARLSON (Carol) - Amy-Helene is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the New York School of Burlesque. She is a reader for The Claque company. Her last show was Blogologues: The Land Before Timelines.

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Chris Chirdon as Tom

CHRIS CHIRDON (Tom) - Chris is excited to be joining the cast as Tom. Recent: Williamstown Theatre Festival's  "June Moon" as well as Lord Canterville in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost."  Training: The Acting Studio, New York. www.chrischirdon.com

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Sara Elizabeth Grace as Sarah

SARAH ELIZABETH GRACE (Sara): Sarah is thrilled to work with Funny Sheesh Productions for the first time. Recent theater credits: Anon (HERE Arts Center), Mental Nudity (playwright and performer, the PIT), the Hitchcock Festival (Radio Theater NYC), and Into the Woods (Princeton Summer Theater). Recent TV/Film credits: Law and Order: SVU, My Dirty Little Secret (ID Channel), A Day in the Life, and the upcoming feature Misguided Trust. Also a nonfiction writer and host of the podcast, "Puttin' on Your Big Girl Pants". NYU Tisch grad. Much love to family, friends, cast, crew, & Joe. Check her out on Twitter @TheSarahEGrace or at www.SarahElizabethGrace.com.

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Mary Orzano as Wendy

MARY ORZANO (Wendy) – Mary earned a bachelor of music degree from Catholic University. Her favorite New York theatre credits include: Camelot, starring Jeremy Irons (Irish Repertory Gala); Bombshell Baby (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The Third Policeman (La Mama); Pageant Princess (Bleecker Street Theatre) and 4 Xmas (Workshop Theatre). She performed at the Kennedy Center in Leonard Bernstein’s MASS for the reopening of their opera house and has since returned for the world premiere of an oratorio, A Melancholy Beauty and Souvenirs: A Cabaret to Wage Peace. She has had principle roles in Food Network’s Food Detectives, Forensic Files and Extreme Forensics, as well as several commercials. She would like to thank Jayson, and her family for their love and support; and Amber, Jason and Rachel for this opportunity.

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Zal Owen as Charlie

ZAL OWEN* (Charlie) - National Tour: Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel). Off-Broadway/NYC: Last Jew in Europe (Triad Theater), The Awakening of Angel DeLuna (NYMF), L’Chayim (Theater for the New City), The ToyMaker (York Theatre). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta TOTS, Bucks County Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse. He currently studies acting with Wynn Handman. Thanks to CLA and to Dana, family and friends for their constant love and support. www.zalowen.com

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Michael Perrie, Jr. as Charlie' Head

MICHAEL PERRIE, JR. (Charlie’s Head) - Michael is a New York based Actor/Playwright/Musician and graduate of Baltimore’s Towson University, where he earned his degree in Acting with Honors. As an actor, he’s been seen in Theatre all over the East Coast, most recently as: Alan Dangle in One Man, Two Guvnors (Heritage Theatre), Billy in The Un-Authorized Biographie of Billy Shakespeare (CAGE Musical Showcase Reading), Lars in Down Among the Vultures (Green Hills Theatre Collective), Jed in The Light in the Refrigerator (STF), and internationally as Young Charles DeGaulle on History Channel’s Miniseries “The World Wars”. As a writer he has completed over 30 plays, 2 screenplays, a TV pilot and 3 musicals (book/music/lyrics). He is always and forever grateful for wine, new plays, and his lovely girlfriend/muse Lacy.

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J. Andrew Young as John

J. ANDREW YOUNG* (John) - NYC Theatre: NY Theatre Alliance, by the river productions, The Players' Theatre (Audience Favorite Award for his performance in Curiosity), The Looking Glass Theatre (Winter Forum Award for Best Actor in The Life/Death of Joshua Zweig). Regional/Tours: Berkshire Theatre Group, Inland Valley Rep, American Family Theatre, and The National Theatre for Children. TV: 30 Rock, The Onion Sports Network, Hack My Life, and On the Case with Paula Zahn. MFA in Acting from Brandeis University and member of Actors' Equity.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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RACHEL KLEIN (Director) is an NYC based director, choreographer, and Artistic Director of the Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble. Off-Broadway Direction: The Anthem (starring Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken, Jenna Leigh Green, and Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Around the World in 80 Days; Gay Bride of Frankenstein (At the iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theater: Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions (Fringe NYC; starring American Idol's Ashanti J'aria); Grindr the Opera; Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation Commission); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (Tides Foundation Commission); Circus of Circus (Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Director of a Play); Carrie: Blood, Fire, & Ballet (with the Love Show dancers); The Dead Dream Machine (featuring performances by Constantine Maroulis, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Lady Rizo, and Rob Roth); Go-Go Killers!; All Kinds of Shifty Villains (written by Robert Attenweiler, NYTheatre.com's Person of the Year, 2008)Upcoming works in development include The Severed Hand of Neverland; Roswell: the Musical; The Masque of the Red Death. Regional: Super (George Street Playhouse); A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Brunswick Shakespeare Festival). Miss Klein's choreography has been seen all over the city including at the House of Yes, (le) Poisson Rouge, the Highline Ballroom, the National Arts Club (alongside F. Murray Abraham and Austin Pendleton), La MaMa, and the Slipper Room. Rachel holds a BA in theatrical directing from Columbia College, is an SDC Associate, and an alumnus of the International Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy. 

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