Laura Lynn Lavely
Laura Lynn Lavely comes from a background in theatre which lead her to seek formal training from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She enjoys performing everything from Shakespeare to appearing in numerous music videos for up and coming artists as well as appearing in many film festivals through out the NYC area. You may have recently seen her as Elphaba in ESR’s production of Reveries of Oz as well as appearing in Carmen at the Detroit Opera House.
Aven Campau (Milton) is 11 years old and has just joined the world of theatre with his first production in February 2017, where he played as Chistery and Munchkin 2 in The Reveries of Oz. This is Aven's second production with Enter Stage Right and he is not only thrilled to be cast in an adult play but to be cast in a scene with his mom. He would like to thank ESR and his family for all the support on his new venture.
Elaine was born and raised in Detroit's downriver suburbs. She is a product of the Catholic schools and is grateful for the great education she found there, as well as the introduction to theatre. Elaine attended Northwestern University for two years and then transferred to the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She holds a BFA in acting and is Meisner trained. Her graduate degree from Northern Illinois University is an MFA in directing with a secondary emphasis on Meisner teacher training.
Elaine taught at Northern Illinois University and Indiana State University in their performance programs. She was the founder andartistic director of Chicago Cooperative Stage and still has days she misses the Chicago city skyline (but not the traffic). Her daughter, Clarisse, is also a Meisner trained actor, and lives in New York City. Tiny Tim, the cat, is Elaine's very best friend.
Elaine loves the theatre and has been involved in it nearly every day since the fall of 1974. She is a director and an Equity actor, a teacher and a designer, an arts administrator and union stage manager, and an excellent theatre custodian. Elaine has never worked as master electrician for a production and would not rehire herself as a scenic designer. There are no other jobs in the theatre she has not done (Click here for Elaine's full resume). She believes in the collaborative process of live theatre and all of the magic it makes possible- publicly with the audience, and privately in the lives of all who practice its crafts.
"Come join us, enter stage right, and never exit."