Missy Campau, ESR Costume Collective; When it comes to theatre, having the right costume is important. Missy has taken over management of the amazing collection of costumes ESR and company have collected over the years. Need a munk's robe? She's got it. Need a 1980's prom dress? She's got it. Need a pillbox hat from the early 1960's? She's got it. Need a set of tattered suspenders to hang from a zombie gravedigger circa 1865? She's got it. ESR is very happy to say, we've got her.
Marisa Spain Company Development Director
Company Development Director Noun 1. The person responsible for bringing diverse people together to form a cohesive unit, making complex work flows possible. 2. A formal position requiring actions to grow company membership and experiences through shared activities. 3. A party waiting to happen, anywhere, at short notice, or no notice at all.
Marisa has been performing on stage for more than half her life. She enjoys learning about all the parts of theatre, on stage and backstage. She likes "becoming someone else” and meeting others through performing. Marisa is now expanding her theatre experience by helping others acquire some of the experiences she has had, being the daughter of a crazy theatre lady for her entire time on the planet. Enter Stage Right, look out, there's a party to be had, and you just might learn something along the way. Fun fact......
Aaron Rose Electrician
Aaron has been lurking in the quiet shadows as a part of ESR since 2011. Although Aaron doesn’t play onstage with us, his contributions can't be listed on a single page of a web site (that he helped put together). Aaron's to do list for ESR: -3:00 AM Friday morning, hanging from a scaffold installing lights, check. - 6:00 PM Sunday afternoon, rushing to put together ticket pages so people can purchase online, check. - 8:30 PM during Hamlet rehearsal, shoveling gravel in the parking lot so the fire marshall will approve the ramp put in for occupancy, check. - 11:00 AM Saturday afternoon, trip to Lansing to make sure the crazy sound guy buys the right PA equipment, check. And on, and on, and on. ESR is very lucky to have such a talented recent Mechanical Engineering graduate from Lawrence Tech on our staff.
Carly Verbeke Grant Writer
Giggly. Yep, giggly. At 10 years old Carly's smile, and the giggles, put life into some of the very first ESR productions. Now 10 years later Carly continues to give to ESR on stage and off through her position as grant writer. Carly is taking on some of the largest institutions in the country, pen in her hand and a message of education and growth through theatre in her heart. Grant writing can be a tedious endeavor, good news is that giggling can break the tension and make it fun. If you listen close enough, we bet you can hear her giggling right now. ESR is so very excited to have such a talented young person working on funding to keep our theatre growing and prosperous.
Jeanine McCanham House Manager
Jeanine (or J-Nine) started her involvement with ESR upstairs in the tech heavy experience that was Reveries of OZ. Her partner in crime (Sean) has been in theatre for years, so Jeanine thought, what the hey, why not. Aaaaand she was hooked. Jeanine now can be found stage managing, doing lights, running sound, putting together sets, or really anything else that needs to be done in a theatre. The Citadel, the Riverbank, the Barn, she has worked in them all. Enter Stage Right feels particularly honored and grateful that she has decided to lend her talents to managing our house and making sure everything is kept in order. Particularly our co-house manager, someone really needs to keep an eye on him and there's no one better for that job than J-Nine!
Sean Michaels House Manager
Oh goodness, where to start with this one. Veteran of the media scene in the Blue Water area, Sean comes to ESR with a plethora of acting experience, business experience, and just a general love for the art of communicating. Enter Stage Right receives the benefit of his management experience as he takes on the responsibilities of keeping our house together with his co-manager J-Nine. House management is not an easy job, but you can see Sean making it look effortless. We are really very lucky to have them both making our audiences feel welcome.
Erilee Williams Properties Supervisor
Erilee Williams, ESR Properties Supervisor; Has been a part of ESR since 2009, and is currently on the staff facilitating the use of ESR's large stash of properties. From foils to pitchforks, telephones to tire swings, Erilee watches, accumulates, and builds unique pieces to make the shows just that much more intricate, and just that much more interesting. She has also been found acting, stage managing, and working as crew behind the scenes. Along with ESR she has been involved in numerous other productions in the community and is extremely excited to see what the future has in store for the company. ESR is excited to see what Erilee has in store for our next show!
Laura Lynn Lavely Community Liaison
Laura joined the ESR insanity in May of 2016, just in time to help move bricks, shovel debris, and learn lines for our Citadel debut show - Hamlet. Although Laura was new to our ESR family, she rolled up her sleeves and pitched in to not only put on a much heralded show, but helped to open a brand new theatre at the same time. Laura has always taken community involvement to heart through volunteering at youth centers, fulfilling her duties as Ms. Richmond, or working in the community through her passion for the theatre. Laura brings a life time of theatre experiences to ESR, including her formal training at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. So, we started the impossible trek to find an ambassador to connect our company to the community, and then holy schmoly, a talented poised actress with actual ambassador experience AND classical training in theatre fell from the sky....Other theatres must be green with envy. Speaking of green, you should ask Laura about that sometime as well.