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.
D.J. started acting when he was only 7 years old. His vast acting experiences range from a pint-size tree to a hen-pecked rooster. At the start of his acting career, he was the Littlest Christmas Tree in Keewahdin Elementary School’s production of The Littlest Christmas Tree. D.J. worked behind the scenes for Fort Gratiot Middle School’s Liberty Street in the winter of 2007. In the spring of 2008, he was again behind the scenes forWicked/Oz, an original production with Enter Stage Right and the Girl and Boy Scouts. That summer, he was the thunder sheet in ESR’s production of The Haunting of Will Shakespeare., then went on to be Child #1 in the Yalda scene of Enter Stage Right’s original Holiday Lights in the winter of 2008. He enjoyed working backstage again in the spring of 2009 for Fort Gratiot Middle School’s production ofThe Big Bad Musical. Next, in the summer of 2009, he played Starveling in Enter Stage Right’s The Haunting of Will Shakespeare. Finally, in the spring of 2010, he played Cocky Locky in Fort Gratiot Middle School’s Poultry in Motion/The Ever After- A Musical.
Frank Bublitz (Frank Stevens)
Frank has joined the Enter Stage Right family from the CMH Players theater group and Starbrite Productions. He is an actor, vocalist, and has begun to write scripts and treatises for film and stage.
He is a recent graduate of the Dramatic Arts Studio Film Acting classes and has taken classes at the Enter Stage Right home base. He looks forward to a long association with the wonderful and talented people here at ESR. Because of the many and varied pronunciations of “Bublitz” Frank normally performs professionally using the name Frank Stevens.
Kristen Grattan was bit by the acting bug at the age of five when she played the Littlest Goat in theThree Billy Goat’s Gruff in her kindergarten class. She then took a little break, watching her little brother being a little Christmas tree. In sixth grade, she portrayed Ivana, a pickpocket immigrant from Norway in the Fort Gratiot Middle School’s Drama Club production of Liberty Street. This is where she met Elaine and Regina, and has loved working with them since. She was Shen Shen in Wicked/Oz with ESR and the Girl and Boy Scouts. In ESR's 2008 and 2009 productions of The Haunting of Will Shakespeare, Kristen was cast as Phoebe. Winter of 2008, she was Child #2 in the Yalda scene in Holiday Lights. In the spring of 2009, Kristen was cast as the Evil Stepmother in The Big Bad Musical’. Spring 2010 gave Kristen a part as Sam in The Ever After/ Poultry in Motion. She now can’t wait to be haunting the stage as a ghost in the upcoming Will on the Water Shakespeare Festival.
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."
Robert has been doing theatre since high school where he lettered in drama. Since then, he has done productions through both the SC4 theatre discipline and the drama club. Aside from being onstage, he has worked backstage as Assistant Theatre Technician at SC4 for a year on work study. Robert hopes to continue his theatrical works far into the future working with Enter Stage Right.
Jane is married and is a mother of two teenagers. She also is the owner of two lovable, but nutty, Shelties. She teaches elementary school in the Port Huron Area School District. She is also very active at Faith Lutheran Church helping at Vacation Bible School and being a member of the choir and the hand bells. In her free time she enjoys camping, walking the dogs, reading, and just spending time with her family.
Jane got involved with ESR through her daughter Amy. She has enjoyed watching and helping behind the scenes for the last few years. With Amy’s encouragement, she decided to give acting a try. She has been in two ESR productions so far, Holiday Lights and The Haunting of Will Shakespeare. She plans to do more, as her busy schedule allows. The best thing about this company is the people, and Jane is happy to be part of a whole new family!
Don started acting at the age of 17 with his portrayal of James Leatherbury in Port Huron High School Drama Club's production of Ernest Werth's This Times For Me. He then worked with Port Huron Little Theatre's production of Jay Christopher's Runaways. He took a 23 year break from the theatre until his daughter, Kristen, was cast with Enter Stage Right in Liberty Street at Fort Gratiot Middle School in 2007 where he was the Props Master. He then worked backstage with ESR's original production Wicked/Oz. In the winter of 2008 he played the Grandfather in the Yalda scene of ESR's original Holiday Lights. Don was cast as Starveling in The Haunting of Will Shakespeare, then played Hamlet the following summer in ESR's 2009 production of the show. Don cannot wait until his next opportunity to play the character of someone other than himself.
Laura Grattan got involved with Enter Stage Right in the winter of 2007 when her daughter Kristen played Ivana in Liberty Street with Fort Gratiot Middle School’s Drama Club. Her next adventure was backstage in the spring of 2008 when Kristen did Enter Stage Right’s Wicked/Oz. Laura was the Actor’s Stage Manager for Enter Stage Right’s Haunting of Will Shakespeare in the summer of 2008. She played the Mother in the Yalda scene of Holiday Lights by Enter Stage Right in the winter of 2008. Laura reprised her duties as Stage Manager of The Haunting of Will Shakespeare in the summer of 2009.