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ANDREW MAY (as ANDREW AUSTIN)  is the Associate Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Theater Festival as well as a local teacher and director. Prior to working with Great Lakes, he was the artistic associate at The Cleveland Play House. At CPH, Andrew had been in over 23 productions. The Great Lakes Theater Festival recently presented two classic productions - Hamlet and Tartuffe. Andrew received rave reviews for his role as Orgon in Tartuffe as well as the Ghost (of Hamlet's father).   Film and television credits include "Duet" and "227" for FOX, Striking Distance, Columbia Pictures, and "Shades of Gray" and "The Babe Ruth Story," both for NBC.
Currently JACK HOURIGAN, along with Andrea Bain and Christine Diakos, hosts Three Takes, airing weekdays at 8am, 12, 6pm on Slice Network™. When Jack’s not writing for and appearing in Second City shows, or hosting various television programs in both the U.S. and Canada, she’s at home with her family. Her son Spencer (11), dog Osgoode (who she considers her “middle child”), and male cat Kathleen (the “baby” of the family) keep her on her toes as mom, mediator, maid, chef, driver, and groomer… whew…Jack and the “kids” recently moved back to Toronto from the U.S. where she spent nine years hosting for a variety of television networks including national shows How to Boil Water with Chef Tyler Florence on Food Network, and the DIY network design series Ready as She Grows. Jack has also appeared in The Line of Masculinity and the indi hit American Splendor starring Paul Giamatti.
HELEN WELCH (as RACHEL HENDERSON)  is a songwriter, musician, actress and lead vocalist. Helen began her career in theatre performing on Broadway in SMOKY JOE’S CAFE. Other credits include principal roles in HELLO DOLLY, BARNUM, 42nd STREET, OLIVER TWIST, CALAMITY JANE, SHOW BOAT and CAROUSEL. She represented England in the Irish International Song Contest, winning Best Female Vocalist and Best Song. Helen found her niche with some of Britain's leading orchestras including the BBC Big Band and Opus One. Now an Ohio resident, Helen is continuing her singing and acting career. Helen sang with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and performs regularly at Cleveland’s top jazz clubs. In September 2005, she debuted her One Woman Show "FEVER" at the Carousel with the seventeen piece orchestra "Dave Banks Big Band" to an enthusiastic sellout audience. Due to the success of FEVER Helen has developed four more exciting shows entitled: "Magical Nights with Helen Welch". Helen has just released a new CD entitled "One Dream". Learn more at:
LAUREN DOWDEN (as KAREN) is originally from Pittsburgh. She was recently part of the The Second City - Las Vegas company. Before that, she spent a year in Cleveland working with "Second City - Cleveland" where she was part of the ensemble that performed and wrote "Who's Yer Bagdhadi?" and "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Weapons of Mass Destruction".

ROBERT HAWKES (as COL. PICKERLING) is well-known to Cleveland area theatre-goers since the early 80's, when he received Special Commendation from the Cleveland Critics' Circle (no longer extant) for his work as Mr Zero in "The Adding Machine" and as Lee in "True West" - both at Dobama Theatre, where he has appeared in more than a dozen productions. His own particular favorite roles, however, have been Frank in "Faith Healer" at Chagrin Falls's River St Playhouse, and Robert in "Betrayal" at the Eldred Company. In 2001, he emerged from a nine-year retirement to direct his son as Vladimir in "Waiting for Godot", playing Pozzo himself.

TRACEY FIELD (as TOOTSIE) has recently played Dottie in "THE SWEEPERS" with Ensemble Theatre at the Cleveland Play House. Previously she appeared at The Cleveland Play House in The Next Stage Festival’s production of V-E DAY.  At Dobama Theatre she has performed in THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, MORTALS, MONKEYS & MAYFLIES, KIMBERLY AKIMBO and THE MAI. Other Cleveland roles include Ellen / Mrs. Saunders / Betty in CLOUD 9 (Bad Epitaph), Berthe Morisot in EIGHT IMPRESSIONS OF A LUNATIC (Red Hen Productions) and THE WILD DUCK at The Great Lakes Theatre Festival.
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