Thea Belle Flanzer is a freshman in the college at Georgetown University. She grew up performing and student directing at the Gateway Playhouse, a regional theater located in Bellport, New York. At Gateway, she performed in professional productions of Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Elf the Musical, and As You Like It. Thea also originated the role of Shannon in If You Press Yer Eyes Hard Enuf at Theater Row in 2017. As a student director, she has worked with Storystock Circus and Isabella Rossellini for the Bellport Children’s Festival. She also directed a cabaret fundraiser for Columbia University’s Orthopedic Research Fund. She is an alumna of the Gateway School for the Performing Arts and the RADA teen summer intensive.