Meet The Cast of
Ben Weiss received a BA in Theater from Northwestern University and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch. As a screenwriter, Ben has placed in numerous competitions for his features Safe Havens (Academy Nicholl Fellowship ‘21, semifinalist), Thick Skin (Humanitas Drama Fellowship ‘20, semifinalist), and Unpopular (Humanitas Comedy Fellowship ‘21, finalist). His short film Red Flags was recently featured in the Artists Forum’s “Reflections on the National Psyche” series. His work on “Puppet Regime,” a political comedy segment that airs on PBS, earned him a Telly Award for Best Online Comedy Series. Find out more at www.ben-weiss.net.
Rabiah Rowther is a screenwriter and director based in NYC. She has a BS in Film & TV from Boston University, an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently an MFA Theatre Directing candidate at the Actors Studio Drama School. A current member of the Hamptons International Film Festival Screening Committee, Rabiah has previously worked and interned in development for Jane Startz Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, and Milojo Productions, and was an assistant to documentary filmmaker Peter Barton. Find out more at www.rabiahrowther.com or IG: @rabiahrowther.
Justin Schulsohn is a native New York City actor currently pursuing his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. He is also a graduate of the University of Southern California having received a B.A. in acting and an alum of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Recent credits include Cohen’s in Covid (Mo Cohen), Daddy Long Legs (Jervis), Faint Taste of Cat Food and Sour Milk (Adam), Riding Lessons (Clark), Trouble in Mind (Henry), Avenue Q (Brian), and Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford). You can find him on Instagram at @jschulsohn.
Reed Lancaster is really pleased to be reading Ben’s wonderful words and working with this great director and cast. Some of Reed’s favorite theatre credits include: YEN at the Raven Theatre, Next To Normal at Gulf Coast Symphony, A Beautiful Thing presented by Stay True Theatre Company, and Atlantic: A Scottish Story at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Recently, he was in The Daphne Project, which can be viewed on FUSETV+. IG: @lostinthereeds
Allie Levitan is a writer and actress who has appeared on Gossip Girl (HBO) and Our Cartoon President (SHOWTIME). In the past, she’s worked for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Story Pirates, Second Stage Theater, and Ojai Playwrights Conference. In her spare time, she enjoys improv, stand-up, sketch comedy, and, most of all, attention.
Carly Cooper is an actor and writer born and raised in New York City. She holds a BA in theatre arts from the University of Michigan and is currently working towards her MFA in acting at the Actors Studio Drama School. Recent credits include Gaslight (ASDS), Constellations (ASDS), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Neo-Political Cowgirls). Special thanks to Rabiah and Ben for trusting her with stage directions and including her in this night!
Carl Holder has developed and/or performed work with Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, EST, DVRF, The Tank, FringeNYC, The Brick, Standard Toykraft, The Gym at Judson, House of Yes, Hearth Gods, Allegra LaViola Gallery, The Gene Frankel, Ice Factory/The New Ohio. Carl served as Scriptwriting Professor for the University of Virginia's Young Writers Workshop, and a guest lecturer in the Acting departments of SUNY Purchase and The New School. Carl is currently the Performing Arts Instructor at Garden School in Jackson Heights Queens and teaches Playwriting Intensives through The Brick’s education program. BFA SUNY Purchase, MFA from NYU/Tisch.
Zakk Ottmers is 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 masters in directing from The Actors Studio Drama School.