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More love not lost for our troupe: Katie Pickett and Meghan Weakley

And yet more stars who're returning to AFD from previous productions!

You loved her in "9 to 5" and "Spelling Bee"-- but now she's guiding stars behind the scenes!

Katie Pickett (Director) is thrilled to have this opportunity to direct at AFD after appearing in their productions of 9 to 5 and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Katie has also been seen on stage with Arts After Hours (Next to Normal), Burlington Players (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), Hovey Players (Falsettos), Quannapowitt Players (Chicago, Suburban Holidays), Needham Community Theatre (Titanic), The Footlight Club (Violet), Speakeasy Stage (Hot Star, Nebraska), and in seven productions with The Longwood Players (Company, Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain, She Loves Me, Nine, Songs for a New World, and The Pirates of Penzance). She also directed Longwood’s 2010 production of City of Angels. Thanks to the cast and production team (especially her husband for his extraordinary set design) as well as to Michael Friedman, who was taken from us too soon but fortunately “put these feelings in a play.” She is thankful to be a very, very small part of his extraordinary legacy.

Meghan Weakley (Jaquenetta) is thrilled to be back at AFD for the second time, following last season’s “Violet," where she played the titular role. Recent credits include Kate in “If/Then” (Broken Leg Productions), Jasmine in “Beehive: The 60s Musical” (Colonial Chorus Players), and Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Dilber in “A Christmas Carol” (Gallows Hill Theater). She is also very proud to have recently acted as Stage Manager for Skylight Theater Collective’s “Pride and Prejudice." Meghan, who is allergic to “free time," can also be found most Monday nights performing on Improv Asylum’s House Teams. She would like to send much love and gratitude to this multi-talented cast and to Katie Pickett, Bethany Aiken, Michael Hogman, Kat McCorkle, and Lindsay Hurley for being a truly fabulous creative team. Thanks as always to her friends and family for the love, support and gluten free snacks.

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