Annette Guarrasi & Andrea Ilene Shapiro
Annette Guarrasi stars in “It Ain’t Pretty” which follows Anna Lee as she comes to terms with pregnancy. Annette began her acting career performing improv and sketch comedy in NYC, predominantly with Gotham City Improv Company. After her sarcasm muscles began to ache, she challenged herself with Shakespeare and was fortunate to study for a summer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Eventually, her love for writing comic character monologues led her to a Solo Performance Workshop with Kirsten Ames, where she created “Never Show the Ugly,” her first solo show.
Andrea Ilene Shapiro stars in “Thank You For Calling" about a young woman’s story of solitude, fantasy and senior citizens. Andrea is a comedian / actor / writer / podcaster living in Brooklyn, NY. She has a B.A. in Theatre from Binghamton University and has since studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. She has hosted/produced an all female stand-up show “Saw Her Stand Up There” for the past 3 years (coming soon to QED monthly beginning January 26th!) and the co-host of QED’s open mic Bunk Bed Time! She also is the co-host of the podcast “Puttin’ On Your Big Girl Pants”, along with friend and director of TYFC Sarah Elizabeth Grace, where two discuss important issues such as sexism, body dysmorphia and John Stamos. You can also catch her as a sometimes caucasian, sometimes hispanic prisoner on “Orange is the New Black”.