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A story of living

with mental illness.

Like, lots of mental illness

Coming to Off-Broadway Summer 2024!

Stay tuned for more details...

In his hit one-man show Clowns Like Me, Sarasota actor and storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis tells his humorous yet profound story of living with mental illness. Clowns Like Me reveals the fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting true story of Scott’s personal journey as he struggles against OCD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, social anxiety and depression.

 

Ultimately, Scott discovers that being on stage gives him the power, even for just a couple hours, to step into the light and leave the shadows of his mental health struggles behind. Audiences are in for a show that will make them laugh, cry and leave thinking differently about the stigmas tied to mental health.

Purchase your copy of the script here:

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Here’s what people have said

about the show:

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

– ANTHONY GRAZIANO


“Aside from all that I learned … it’s a damn good story.”
- DAVID RUBIN


“ We found Scott’s story both moving and informative.” 
- JOAN AND BRIAN WIDES, THE MELISSA WIDES FOUNDATION


“To say we were blown away would be an understatement.” 
- LARRY AND SHEREE ZASLAVSKY

“I found answers and closure to my son’s suicide that nothing in the past 10 years could give me.”

- DENA WIRT

Recently featured on WEDU PBS Arts Plus! Click here to watch.

LISTEN TO PODCASTS

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Clowns Like Me star Scott Ehrenpreis was recently a guest on Carrie Seidman’s podcast, “FACEing Mental Illness.” Listen now as he talks about his personal struggles and how Clowns Like Me is getting its world premiere on the stage in Sarasota!

Joel Ehrenpreis, founder of Lifeline Productions, Inc., was featured as a guest on The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s podcast, “Centering Kids.” He discusses how he discovered his son's talent and nurtured his dream to one day be an actor, all while educating the public about what it means to live with disabilities, disorders, and mental health challenges.

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Father and son duo, Joel and Scott Ehrenpreis of Lifeline Productions, Inc., were guests on "The Broken Road to Mental Health" Podcast hosted by Sharon Fekete. They discussed their experience with Scott's mental illness struggles and how Clowns Like Me has helped create positive change in their lives, and the lives of others.

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