Cast

  • Paul Diem

    Paul Diem (Bear) is an Ensemble Member at Single Carrot Theatre and a fiercely proud native of Baltimore. He did his undergraduate acting training at Towson University and his graduate theatre work at California State University in Los Angeles. Past roles include Odysseus in Year Of The Rooster (Single Carrot), Walt Disney in A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Single Carrot), and Cassius in Julius Caesar (Company 13) in addition to a variety of film, television, and commercial work. In 2014 he was named “Best Actor” by the City Paper in their annual “Best of Baltimore Awards.” He finds the most important things in life to be family, art and community, and finds that each necessitates the other.
  • Rachel Manteuffel

    Rachel Manteuffel (Chance) is so excited to be here working with Bob at a laundromat. She's worked recently with Pinky Swear, The Washington Rogues, Prometheus Theatre and Doorway Arts Ensemble. In her other life she's a writer, mostly for The Washington Post. Thanks for coming.
  • Louis Davis

    Louis E. Davis (Buddy) is excited to be working on The Accident Bear. You may have seen him recently in Solas Nua’s The Frederick Douglass Project. Other credits include Taffety Punk’s Don Juan; Theater Alliance's remount of Word Becomes Flesh; Avant Bard: King Lear; Imagination Stage: The Freshest Snow Whyte; Mosaic Theater Co.: Charm; Folger Theatre: Second Shepard’s Play; Theater Alliance: Word Becomes Flesh & Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea; Rorschach Theatre: A Bid to Save the World & She Kills Monsters; as well as, We Happy Few: CHALK & The Dog in the Manger. Some television credits include Investigation Discovery Channel’s, House of Horrors: Abducted & Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry… Louis holds a BFA in Theatre Arts/Acting from Howard University. "Thank you Ma for everything, I love & miss you!"
  • Jay Brock - Director

    Jay D. Brock is a critically acclaimed award winning director of plays, musicals, and operas spanning both coasts. Recent credits include the OFF-BROADWAY revival of Spike Heels produced by Howl at the Moon Productions/Chase-Avon Productions, the regional premiere of F#@king Up Everything produced by Off the Leash Productions/New Musical Foundation at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the regional premiere of Sisters of Swing with NYC's Infinity Theatre Company. REGIONAL CREDITS: Dance for Her (Pasadena Playhouse 2nd Stage, CA); Life in Death (The Kennedy Center, DC); Souvenir, The Last Five Years, Do I hear a Waltz (1st Stage, VA); Assassins, Eurydice (Next Stop Theatre Company, VA); In the Beginning (The Fibonacci Center TX, and Tour); It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play, The Tempest (Annapolis Shakespeare Company, MD); West Side Story (Riverside Theatre Center, VA); The HP Lovecraft Nightmare Suite, Normal (Molotov Theatre Group, DC); The Rocky Horror Show (The Washington Savoyards, DC); After Hours in the Whale Room (Dana Point Theatre Company, CA); Zeno’s World (Ensemble Theatre, CA); Songs for a New World (Young Artists of America, MD); Naughty Marietta (Opera AACC, MD); Last Five Years, Closer Than Ever (Limelight Theatre, MD); When the Stars Go Out (Bright Alchemy Theatre Company, DC); Tango!Tango! (Opera Aurora, VA); Ubu Roi (Journeymen Theatre, DC); Romeo et Juliette, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci (Marland Lyric Opera); Padrevia, Dido & Aeneas, Signor Deluso, The Women, Magnum Opus (Opera Alterna, DC); Eleemosynary (Boo Box Productions, CA). EDUCATIONAL CREDITS: Little Women: The Musical, Into the Woods, Carousel, Sweet, Charity, Pippin, The Pajama Game, Shakespeare in Hollywood, East of the Sun-West of the Moon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cabaret, Suor Angelica, La Voix Humaine, The Serpent Woman, The Magic Flute, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, Trouble in Tahiti, The Medium, In Good King Charles’ Golden Days, and The Frogs. In addition he has directing credits with Folger Theatre, Synetic Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, The Geffen Playhouse, Theatre J, and Anteus Classical Theatre Ensemble. Jay is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor of Acting/Directing in the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art at The Catholic University of America. He is an associate member of SDC. jaydavidbrock.com
  • Bob Bartlett - Playwright

    Bob Bartlett’s plays include Do No Harm, The Orbit of Mercury, Swimming with Whales, happiness (and other reasons to die), The Accident Bear, Falwell, Kuchu Uganda, and Kansas. He is the 2018 Playwright-in-Residence at New Voices for the Theater, a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Playwriting, an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and the faculty at Bowie State University in Maryland, where he teaches playwriting, directing, and devising. Bartlett earned his MFA in Playwriting at Catholic University of America and is a founding member of The Welders, a DC-based, producing playwrights collective. (bob-bartlett.com) 
  • Aziza Kelly - Stage Manager

    Aziza Kelly is a graduate student at Bowie State University with a passion for the arts. Some of her work includes assistant/stage managing for several Bowie State University productions including Lysistrata, The Colored Museum, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo guest directed by Gregg Henry. She is very excited to be working with everyone involved in this production!