Rachel Kearney's history with Enter Stage Right goes all the way back to the opening of the Citadel Stage. She was one of the Hamlet survivors: 98 degrees in the theatre, construction debris, holes in the floor, no restrooms..... Since then Rachel has lit up our stage with pirates, witches, lions, brides (twice), and bank examiners. It is truly a delight to see her characters come to life on stage. Don't miss out on any production with Rachel as a cast member, you'll be glad you made the time for theatre at The Citadel Stage!
Nick Clark has provided Enter Stage Right's productions with nimble felines, insane captains, and ravenous wolves. Nick has been in a multitude of rolls dating back to his debut in Grimm Tales. His life long passion, mathematics, makes for strange bedfellows with the boisterous characters Nick has played on our stage. Nick is a student in the Mathematics department at the University of Michigan, so if you get the rare chance to see him performing on our stage, grab the opportunity to be entertained by this keystone member of Enter Stage Right.
GonZo Gonzales has jumped into Enter Stage Right with both feet, performing in three of the last 6 shows at the Citadel Stage. He brought his keen humor and wit to roles in Welcome to the Moon, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Dracula. GonZo has also added his talents behind the scenes, giving his free time to build sets, help other actors with lines, and basically take on any challenge that needs a helping hand. ESR is looking forward to many more productions with GonZo in the cast, don't miss any chance you have to see this new addition to Enter Stage Right!
Katie Weatherly has presented audiences at Enter Stage Right with an array of characters joining the casts of a multitude of shows including 12 Angry Jurors, It's a Wonderful Life, Alice@Wonderland and many more! Katie's talents extend beyond the stage as she has been the artistic and production eye behind many striking video and graphic images used in Enter Stage Right's publicity. In addition to all of her theatrical work Katie's also displays her art through gallery shows and events. Keep an eye out for her next reception at an art studio near you!
Nate Hamblin has brought his talents to three distinguished Enter Stage Right productions: Taming of the Shrew, Treasure Island, and Macbeth. In addition to performing with ESR as well as other local theatres, Nate spends his time as a musician performing with Hip, Tuck, and Rumble. Nate's acting and musical ability is only bested by his ability to doff a kilt, as he is admired by many as the winner of prestigious renaissance fair kilt contests.
Aven Campau joined the world of theatre and Enter Stage Right with his first production in February 2017, where he played as Chistery and Munchkin 2 in The Reveries of Oz. Since then he has greatly expanded his resume with parts in Enter Stage Right's presentations of All in the Timing, Taming of the Shrew, Frankenstein, Alice @ Wonderland, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Macbeth. Aven has taken his talents beyond the stage at the Citadel, landing rolls in films and displaying and selling his paintings at local businesses. Aven's creative ceiling is boundless, you REALLY want to stay tuned to what this young man has to offer!
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.
Avery began her time at Enter Stage Right with a deep dive into a character yearning to understand the insanity of a man possessed with vengeance in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
What better way to follow that role, then to flip the script and play an insane character, trying to serve their master in Dracula? Avery's skill and talent spanning this wide range of characters has been on full display at the Citadel Stage! The only thing to match her on stage engagement is her off stage commitment to Enter Stage Right. Whether it's helping with lines, mending costumes, or working the door for fellow artists' productions, Avery can be found engaging in the art we all create.
Owen brings a breadth of experience in both on and off stage roles to Enter Stage Right. Before portraying jumpy cats, crying guys at bars, and Scottish warriors, Owen graced the stages at SC4 and McMorran in countless productions. Owen also brings his experience as a stage crafter, being more than willing to help with the arduous task of erecting a huge variety of sets and stages.
If you are in the mood for a performance portraying deep, complex characters that have the athleticism to bound great distances onto toad stools, you won't want to miss Owen's next show!
Marty Snarski is a mild mannered, calm individual by day; but come to the Citadel Stage as the sun goes down and Marty the bank saving, one legged, nice guy director in lederhosen comes out! Marty has appeared in It's a Wonderful Life, Treasure Island, as well as 2 on the Aisle, 3 in a Van. In addition to his acting skills Marty is the theatre proclaimed champion of movie trivia and proud wearer of Chewbacka pajamas. He is also the most likely person to be seen at every show, supporting his fellow cast and crew members. Our collective ESR hat is off to this wonderful actor and member of Enter Stage Right!
Jamie Leslie stormed onto The Citadel Stage in grand fashion, demanding that everyone dance! Since her role in Alice@Wonderland Jaime took on the role of Nemo's confidant in 20,000 leagues as well as dramatic and demonic roles in Welcome to the Moon. Jamie's talents can be seen on many stages in the Blue Water Area bringing brilliant, colorful characters to life. You'll need to get a copy of the program for sure, her characters are so good you may need help figuring out which role on stage she is playing. The true master of disguise!
Hannah Wiegand has played both on the stage and behind the scenes for Enter Stage Right. She brought the adorable dormouse to life in Alice@Wonderland, played a more dramatic role in Welcome to the Moon, and took up co-stage manager duties in Macbeth. Hannah can be seen in many artistic venues in downtown Port Huron: modeling, acting, dancing, and singing. If you have a chance to see her work, definitely go out of your way, you won't be disappointed!
Leah Gray has been in multiple productions with Enter Stage Right, spanning a wide array of characters. Leah has played everything from a reserved psychiatric patient (Mrs. Paddy) in The Curious Savage, to an energetic dancing and singing twin(TweedleDum) in Alice@Wonderland, to a superstitious pirate (Ezra Hazard) in Treasure Island. Leah has performed in 6 ESR productions, with hopefully many more to come! In addition to acting with ESR and other local theatre groups, Leah is pursuing her love for English Literature at Wayne State University. There she plans to take her love for theatre and literature from the stage to the classroom.
Missy Campau has preformed many works with Enter Stage Right including All in the Timing, Taming of the Shrew, 12 Angry Jurors, Treasure Island, Alice@Wonderland, and Macbeth. Missy has been indispensable behind the scenes, bringing her talents to many a late night of sewing, painting, hot gluing, or heavy construction. You may have also seen Missy on stage in establishments downtown signing, or caught one of her youtube videos. Whether solo, or making music with a ukulele and a friend, Missy always has something new in store for those wanting to share in her art. Keep your eyes on ESR and Missy for what surprise she has in store for you next!
Stacey Jowett brings her rich history in theatre to light up Enter Stage Rights productions. Stacey's theatre background starts in Virginia, makes a hop to the Chicago theatre scene, before landing on the stage in downtown Port Huron. Stacey has performed, directed, and consulted on various Enter Stage Right productions including: Taming of the Shrew, Frankenstein, It's a Wonderful Life, Treasure Island, Alice@Wonderland, Welcome to the Moon, and Macbeth. Stacey adds an incredible vision and elegance to many of our fight, action, and romance scenes. Stacey initiated a new intimacy program that has now become the standard for all Enter Stage Right productions, and she continues to do the training allowing our theatre to remain a safe space for all.
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."