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BIOGRAPHIES

Scott Ehrenpreis (Performer) earned a BFA in performance from Ohio University. Stage credits include Network, Smoke and Mirrors, and The Lehman Trilogy at Florida Studio Theatre, and Moon over Buffalo at The Player's Theatre. He played Ben Silverman in The Sunshine Boys (multiple productions), The Front Page at Asolo Repertory Theatre, and several shows and play festivals at Theatre Odyssey. Television credits include South Beach Tow (TruTV), as CIA officer in Burn Notice (USA Network), and as Isaac Andrews in Anastasia Avenue (web series). Film credits include I Am a White Blood Cell, The Actor, and Mr. Smiller.

Jason Cannon (Playwright/Director) is an award-winning actor, director, playwright, improviser, and teacher, as well as a best-selling author and publisher. He has an MFA in Directing, an MA in Drama, and over 25 years’ experience in professional theatre. Jason has 100+ credits as an actor, 120+ credits as a director, and Clowns Like Me is his ninth produced play as a playwright. Proud member AEA and SDC. www.jasoncannon.art

ABOUT LIFELINE PRODUCTIONS

LIFELINE PRODUCTIONS produces personal stories of those living with mental illness to create awareness, stimulate conversation, reduce stigmas, and foster hope and healing. 

Using thing the power of the arts, LIFELINE PRODUCTIONS takes you inside the minds of those who struggle, to better understand their invisible demons, and shatter the stigma surrounding mental illness. By producing and presenting personal stories they provide hope, healing, comfort, and a sense of control to those who suffer from mental illnesses, their families, friends, and caretakers. Their productions, talkback sessions, and programs help nurture acceptance and understanding and foster mental wellness. Their first production, CLOWNS LIKE ME, debuted to sold-out audiences, rave reviews, and heartfelt testimonials at Sarasota's Cook Theatre in May 2023, and returned for a second run in August 2023, CLOWNS LIKE ME will make it's Off-Broadway debut in June 2024 at the DR2 Theatre following a NY sneak peek run in Sarasota in May. LIFELINE PRODUCTIONS is a Sarasota Florida based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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AWARDS

  • Winner of "Best Feature" 2023 Conquering Disabilities with Film International Film Festival

  • Winner of "Best New Play" 2023 Broadway World Sarasota Regional Awards

  • Winner of "Best Direction of a Play" 2023 Broadway World Sarasota Regional Awards

  • Official Selection 2024 CENFLO Film Festival

  • Official Selection 2024 Sarasota Film Festival

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

Short Version:

In his deeply personal and universally resonant one-man show, seasoned actor and master storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis tells his humorous yet profound story of living with mental illness. Like, lots of mental illness. 

Long Version:

In his deeply personal and universally resonant one-man show, seasoned actor and master storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis tells his humorous yet profound story of living with mental illness. Like, lots of mental illness. 

“Clowns Like Me” fearlessly confronts the challenges of living with OCD, bipolar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social anxiety, and depression, weaving a tale that is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Through his journey, Scott uncovers a remarkable truth: the stage becomes his sanctuary, a place where, if only for a few hours, he can emerge from the shadows of his struggles into the spotlight of empowerment and self-expression.
 

Don't miss this unique and uplifting theatrical experience that promises not only to entertain but to illuminate the resilience of the human spirit. "Clowns Like Me" invites New York audiences to witness the transformative power of storytelling, where laughter and vulnerability collide to reveal the strength found in facing one's fears. Join Scott for an unforgettable evening complete with post-show talkbacks where the magic of theater becomes a beacon of hope and liberation for those impacted by mental illness.

MEDIA COVERAGE

TESTIMONIALS

“thought-provoking, compelling, rings-true, a necessary message, meaningful, and above all, extremely entertaining."

- Anthony Graziano

 

“left me speechless. It transported me into the punishing world of mental illness— a world that so many experience first-hand or, as in my case, through a loved one's illness. It was a hypnotic mixture of rage, frustration, exhaustion and humor. I squirmed, I cried, I laughed, and cried again...aside from all that I learned... there is this: It's a damn good story.”

- David Rubin

 

“We found Scott’s story both moving and informative as we too had a daughter with severe OCD and other issues. (Scott’s) story enabled the audience to identify with and appreciate the complications that Scott has faced in his daily life. There is no doubt that it resonated with the audience who poured out their emotional reactions and clear identification with Scott’s issues.” - Joan and Brian Wides, The Melissa Wides Foundation

 

“To say we were blown away would be an understatement...this play hit very close to home and made us aware of this situation which has become a nationwide problem. This play should be seen by everyone whose family shares this problem, as well as anyone who is concerned with this growing issue. Amazingly well done, sensitive and compassionate, ‘Clowns Like Me’ will appeal to everyone who is concerned with the mental health condition of our country.”

- Larry and Sheree Zaslavsky

 

“I was deeply moved by the severe internal and emotional struggle that a person with a mental health issue faces. This becomes a reality for the audience because of the outstanding performance of this young man. If this performance helps only one other person or one family who is struggling, then it will be a great step forward. It offers hope and understanding for everyone involved.”

- Susan Loesel

 

"Aside from the authenticity of the story, which was told with humor, humility and a pure honesty, it was hard to leave the room without knowing that we all know someone who has been impacted by mental health issues, and that the reality is we can all see a bit of ourselves in Scott's story. Scott is brave and wonderful, and truly generous in including us all in what goes on in his mind and heart.”- Nelle Miller

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