Blake Anthony Edwards (he/him) is thrilled to be making his debut with The Black Rep as Stan in SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. Locally, he has appeared at the St. Louis Repertory Theatre (Mister Roberts) and the St. Louis Shakespeare Company (As You Like It). Other past roles include: Trip in Other Desert Cities (International City Theatre); George Jones in The Women of Lockerbie (Theatricum Botanicum); Roderigo in Othello and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble). Blake is also a playwright whose works in Theatre for Young Audiences have been produced across the country. His new play The One and Only Sarah Stonely will be produced in Arizona next spring. Blake holds a BA in English from Yale University, an MFA in Acting from The Ohio State University, and an MFA in Theatre for Youth & Communities from Arizona State University. He spends his free time collecting other degrees.