Theatre Banshee Company Members
Leslie Baldwin
Sister Virginia in Eclipsed, Co-Producer of A Man for All Seasons, Maire in Translations, Maddy in The Clearing, Ensemble in Voices of the North, Valerie in The Weir, Bessy/Moya in The Hunt for Red Willie and Mandy in Eclipsed (2006). She was co-Producer of Red Noses, What the Butler Saw, The Man from Clare, Dockers, Henry IV, part one, Power, Loyal Women, Of Mice and Men, The Year of the Hiker, Macbeth, The Hostage, Kings of the Kilburn High Road, War and The Field. She co-produced and was the co-creator of Mine Eyes Hath Seen.

Leslie received her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. She last appeared on stage as Mandy in Theatre Banshee's production of Eclipsed. She also played Valerie in The Weir, Sister Virginia in Banshee's 1995 production of Eclipsed, Maire in Translations and Maddy in The Clearing. She co-produced Banshee's A Man for All Seasons, Red Noses, What the Butler Saw and The Man from Clare.

Previously, she co-wrote and performed in Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express, a one-woman show which toured schools in Los Angeles County. Among her favorite non-Banshee were: The Winter's Tale, Pericles, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Her most challenging and rewarding role to date however, has been as mother to her thirteen year old son, Aidan.

Sean Branney
Co-producer and Director of Eclipsed, A Man for All Seasons, Translations, The Clearing, Voices of the North, The Weir, Red Noses, What the Butler Saw, The Man from Clare, The Hunt for Red Willie, Mine Eyes Hath Seen (editor and co-creator), Eclipsed (2006), Dockers, Henry IV, part one, Loyal Women, The Year of the Hiker, Macbeth, The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, War and The Field. Sean played Lennie in Of Mice and Men and was Co-producer for Power and The Hostage.

Sean founded Theatre Banshee with Leslie Baldwin in 1995. Disillusioned after being involved with uninspired small theatre projects, they embarked on a mission to create theatre that was consistently entertaining, challenging and engaging. Sean directed most of Theatre Banshee's productions. He won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in Of Mice and Men.

Sean writes, directs and produces for stage, film, television, games and internet projects. With collaborator Andrew Leman, he created the musical A Shoggoth on the Roof, A Very Scary Solstice, An Even Scarier Solstice, and an award-winning film adaptation of HP Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. He recently directed his first feature film, The Whisperer in Darkness. As a performer, Sean has acted in many plays and still records voice overs from time to time. He received his MFA from CalArts where he met his wife, Leslie Baldwin (above). He was a founder of and presently runs and the HP Lovecraft Historical Society. He is also a close personal friend of the famed poet, Maurice and is Aidan's dad. He's fond of chinchillas and playing ice hockey. (e-mail

Kacey Camp
Witch 2 in Macbeth, Miss Gilchrist in The Hostage, Bridget in War, Rima in Dolly West's Kitchen, Hester in By the Bog of Cats

Kacey is very proud to be working with this amazing ensemble and thankful for all the theatrical families she's had the good fortune to be a part of. Other stage credits include The Snow Queen at Fremont Centre Theatre, Boy Gets Girl and All In the Timing at the Attic Theatre Company, Christmas O'Carol and The Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Celtic Arts Center, Something Wicked This Way Comes with Pandemonium Theatre Company and Twelfth Night with the Pasadena Shakespeare Company. Regionally, she has appeared with the Alliance Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Charlotte Repertory, Virginia Shakespeare Festival and Blowing Rock Stage Company. TV and Film Credits include: The Middle, Justified, 90210 (the current series), Murder 101, Another Day In Hell, Six Feet Under, Without A Trace, and Haunted Hotels.

Andra Carlson
Stage Manager of Red Noses, Juliet in Eclipsed (2006), Louise in Power, makeup artist for Henry IV, part one and The Year of the Hiker, Gentlewoman in Macbeth and Collette in The Hostage

Andra is happy to be on stage for her first Theatre Banshee production in Banshee's recent production of Eclipsed. Some of her favorite roles include Maggie in The Shadow Box, Madge in Picnic, Gain in The Man Who Couldn’t Dance, and Osric in Fortinbras. Andra recently completed filming of a new horror film in Montana. She would like to thank Theatre Banshee for such a great opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of actors and thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.
Dan Conroy
Packey in The Man from Clare and Gadshill/Vernon in Henry IV, part one, Terry in Loyal Women, Rio Rita in The Hostage, Jap in The Kings of the Kilburn High Road and Leo in War

Dan first appeared on the Banshee stage as Packey in The Man from Clare and was honored to be invited to solo in the “Banshee Dedication Benefit” and An Even Scarier Solstice CD project. Dan studied at A.C.T in San Francisco, moved to New York and worked with Tommy Tune in Grand Hotel the Musical. Dan is a founding member of Bantam Street (Films) and appears in the cult hit The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Trail of the Screaming Forehead and the upcoming Dark and Stormy Night. He’s also a proud member of Slugger O’Toole, the Banshee born Celtic Rock Band. He’d like to thank his wife Trish for her love and support and he dedicates his endeavors to the memory of his father Eddie Conroy. Visit for more.

Brian Danner
Macduff in Macbeth, Fight Choreographer for Henry IV, part one, Loyal Women, Of Mice and Men, The Year of the Hiker, Macbeth, The Hostage, The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, The Field and War

Brian has a BFA in theatre from The University of Texas at Austin. Brian has choreographed the History Channel’s Last Stand of the 300, Bible Battles, and Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War. Brian also received the L.A. weekly award for Best Choreography in The Fair Maid of the West, Parts I and II with the Furious Theatre in Pasadena. Brian is the head of stage combat for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood and is the proud owner of the stunt group Sword Fights, Inc.

Kathleen M. Darcy
Ann Putnam in The Crucible, Nora in The Muesli Belt, Woman in Brendan

Kathleen is a proud and happy member of Theatre Banshee. Out of her thirty years "on the boards", some of her favorite theatre credits include: Sons of the Prophet at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, Arkansas; A Perfect Ganesh at Coachella Valley Rep; The BFG at The Main Street Theatre Company; The Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Cletic Arts Center; and Steel Magnolias at The Long Beach Playhouse. She makes her living Guest Starring on television shows.

Lisa Dobbyn
Sister Virginia in Eclipsed (2006), Theresa in Dockers and Adele in Loyal Women

Lisa is delighted to be a part of Theatre Banshee. Previous favorite roles include Medea, Merteuil (Les Liasons Dangereuses), Varya (The Cherry Orchard), The Duchess (Duchess of Malfi) and Electra (The Flies). Lisa would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and encouragement, especially Mom and Dad, whose support knows no boundaries or distance! And with all of my heart, thanks, C.
Matt Foyer
Norfolk in A Man for All Seasons , Pope Clement VI in Red Noses, Dr. Prentice in What the Butler Saw and Buck/Harry/Woody/Gobbet in The Hunt for Red Willie, Worcester in Henry IV, part one, Fouquet in Power, Gitna in The Kings of the Kilburn High Road and Bird in The Field

In addition to making faces on stage at Theatre Banshee, Matt has performed as Samuel in Unfinished American Highwayscapes 9 & 32, Ensemble in Mother Courage & Her Children at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Emil Hahn in Judgment at Nuremberg at International City Theater, Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Portland), Heinrich in Oscar at The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Badger in The Streets of Los Angeles at The Geffen Playhouse, and others. Film and TV: appearances in Days of Our Lives, LA Forensics, Guilty or Innocent, a string of forgettable commercials, and the films Follow the Bitch, Opie Gone Mad, and the recent Branney/Leman co-creation, The Call of Cthulhu. Matt is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts.

Daniel Kaemon
Malcolm in Macbeth, Noel in War, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice

Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, Cassio in Othello, and Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac at A Noise Within, Rossetti in Rossetti's Circle at the Actor's Repertory Theatre, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet and Hotspur in Henry IV at the Grove Theatre Center. Daniel also appeared in Lee Blessing's new play, Moderation, in the Hothouse series at the Pasadena Playhouse. New York stage credits include: Antipholus of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors and Billy Whitlock in Minstrel Man Blues for the Powerhouse Theatre in New York. Chicago stage credits include Stanley in Broadway Bound for Theatre II and Ian in The Jesus Thing for Maipayne productions. Film credits include The Whisperer in Darkness, Power Poison, My Religion, Zombie Holocaust and You!, Katherine (Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival), Still Life, The Night Before, Dream, Hitclown, and Side Effects Include. Television credits include: Alias, Days of Our Lives, Passions, To Pay The Rent, and Pirate Waters. A Chicago native, Daniel studied acting at Carnegie Mellon, The British American Drama Academy, and USC.

McKerrin Kelly
Marie and Sabine in Red Noses and Mrs. Prentice in What the Butler Saw, Sally/Kitty in The Hunt for Red Willie, Heather in Loyal Women, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Maimie in The Field. Assistant Director of Dockers and Director of Power and The Hostage

McKerrin Kelly is proud to be a member of this fine company. She has appeared on the Banshee stage in What the Butler Saw, Red Noses, and The Hunt for Red Willy. She also served as assistant director to Mr. Branney on the production of Dockers.

Other Theatre: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Theatre at Boston Court (Ovation Nomination); Yellow/ Flesh/ Alabaster/ Rose (LA Weekly Nomination), Clytemnestra At Home, Famous Blue, Theatre of NOTE; Teibele and Her Demon (Backstage West Award), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (San Diego Critics Circle Award), The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard.  TV: Criminal Minds, The New Adventures of Robin Hood.  FILM: Outta Sync, Call of Cthulhu.
Casey Kramer
Anne in Power, Maureen in Loyal Women, and Ropeen in The Hostage

Other Theatre: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Theatre at Boston Court (Ovation Nomination); Yellow/ Flesh/ Alabaster/ Rose (LA Weekly Nomination), Clytemnestra At Home, Famous Blue, Theatre of NOTE; Teibele and Her Demon (Backstage West Award), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (San Diego Critics Circle Award), The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard.  TV: Criminal Minds, The New Adventures of Robin Hood.  FILM: Outta Sync, Call of Cthulhu.

Casey Kramer’s career has been marked by women in need of lawyers, guns and money. She has garnered awards across the country in Happy Birthday, Freddie!, Tower of Masks, 1789: The French Revolution, Romeo and Juliet, Just Like Home and A Moon for the Misbegotten. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Los Angeles audiences flocked to see her “Martha” in the Actors Studio production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Barbara Bain, and under special blessing from Edward Albee. The Celtic Arts Center hosted her performance of “Mag” in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, along with Banshee fellows John McKenna and Seth Compton. At The Theatre at Boston Court, she worked with a talented ensemble in the world premiere of Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 and 32 by Carlos Murillo, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, playing the unlikely mother to Banshee Matt Foyer. Film and television credits include General Hospital, Falcon Crest, McBride, The Runner Stumbles, The Lone Star Letters, Such Great Joy, and The Counter. Opening this year: The Substance of Things Hoped For with Vanessa Lengies and Ray Wise, Watercolors with Karen Black, and The Wrath with Bertie Higgins. She is currently filming On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres for director, Jason Mann. She has enjoyed wicked luck in other ancillary pursuits as writer, trompe l’oeil muralist and skydiver.

Andrew H. Leman
Sturman in The Clearing, Ensemble in Voices of the North, Finbar in The Weir, Father Flote in Red Noses and Daigan in The Man from Clare, Ensemble in Mine Eyes Hath Seen, King Henry in Henry IV, part one, George in Of Mice and Men, Macbeth in Macbeth and Denis in War

Andrew Leman has been doing theatre with Sean Branney since their high school days in Denver, Colorado. Andrew earned his MFA in acting from the University of Illinois, and spent several years as an actor in Chicago, where he worked with Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Shaw Chicago, and The Cypress Group. In Los Angeles Andrew has appeared at Theatre/Theater, Moving Arts, and of course with Theatre Banshee. Most recently Andrew collaborated with Sean Branney in producing a short film adaptation of a classic horror story by H. P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu.” The film has screened at numerous festivals worldwide, and was named best American feature film at the Avignon Film Festival in 2006.

When not working on theatre and film, Andrew is a graphic designer. He spent many years as a prop designer for movies and televisions shows: his graphic work has been seen in such films as Galaxy Quest, Gods & Monsters, American Beauty, Scream 3, and What Lies Beneath, and on TV shows "Dharma & Greg" and "The West Wing." Now specializing in type design, Andrew creates best-selling digital fonts, and will be featured in the forthcoming book Indie Fonts 3.

Barry Lynch
Hugh in Translations, Solomon in The Clearing, Jack in The Weir, LeGrue in Red Noses, Morisheen in The Man from Clare, Ensemble in Mine Eyes Hath Seen, Buckets in Dockers, Falstaff in Henry IV, part one, Mark in Loyal Women, Candy in Of Mice and Men, Hiker Lacey in The Year of the Hiker, Duncan in Macbeth, Monsewer in The Hostage, The Bull McCabe in The Field, Giles Corey in The Crucible

Barry is a founding member and Artistic Director of An Claidheamh Soluis -- The Celtic Arts Center. He is a five-time Drama-Logue Award winner and Garland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre.

He was last seen countless years ago in Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company's production of Falling Upwards at Theatre West and The Falcon Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Victor in Arthur Miller's The Price, Dylan Thomas in Sydney Michael's Dylan, Robert in David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre. He is delighted to be working with Theatre Banshee continuously, having performed in their productions of Translations, The Clearing, The Weir, The Man from Clare, Mine Eyes Hath Seen, Henry IV, Loyal Women, Of Mice and Men and The Year of the Hiker. Barry won an Ovation Award for his performance of Candy in Of Mice and Men.

John McKenna
Leg in Dockers, Glendower in Henry IV, part one and Pat in The Hostage, and Mick in The Field.

John was born in the Bronx to Irish immigrant parents  and for that he is forever proud and grateful.  He last appeared here at the Banshee in Martyn Lynch's Dockers.  Prior to that  he could be found at the Celtic Arts Center in their productions of Synge's Well of the Saints , Martin McDonagh's Beauty Queen of Leenane and CAC's revival of Dylan.  He is a graduate of Hunter College in NYC, the Joanne Barron DW Brown Academy of Dramatic Arts in LA and a member of the Sarah Fulton Group.  Thanks to the Branney's for their faith. Special thanks to Mark and Louise for the Welsh and to my girls, Hilary and Katie Reilly.

Grinnell Morris
Father Murphy in The Field

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Erin Noble
Angela in War, Monica in By the Bog of Cats

The Fastest Clock in the Universe at Celebration Theater. At The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble: Pound of Flesh, Fools in Love, Little Murders, Brecht on Brecht, Private Eyes, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. At Playwrights’ Arena, All Souls Trilogy and Dummies in America at Theatre of N.O.T.E. Canadian theatre credits include work at Theatre London, Manitoba Theatre Center, Factory Theatre, and the Montreal Fringe Festival. Leading roles in feature films include One Room Castle, Uninvited, The Incubus, and The Class of 1984. MOWs: Act of Vengeance, Turning to Stone, and Reaching Out. TV: Modern Family, The Young & the Restless, Profiler.

Cameron J. Oro
Tommy in War, Willard in The Crucible, Blake in The Walworth Farce, Marco in Dolly West's Kitchen, Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest

In addition to Theatre Banshee, Cameron is a proud member of the New York-based Stolen Chair Theatre Company, with whom he has collaborated on six original world premiere plays. Other New York credits include 365 Days/365 Plays at The Public Theater, The Joy of Lex at HERE Arts Center, and Fay Lindsay-Jones Story (part of NY Fringe 2006). Regional: The Donkey Show and Paradise Lost, both at The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. International: The Little Tragedies at The Moscow Art Theatre and The Merchant of Venice at The John Gielgud Theatre in London.

David Pavao
Moncriff and Boutros Two in Red Noses, Barney in Dockers, and Vernon/Gadshill (US) in Henry IV, part one, Philippe in Power and Seyton in Macbeth.

David is honored to be part of such a talented company of actors. In addition to his participation with Theatre Banshee, some of David’s most memorable roles have been in A Flea in Her Ear (Inland Theatre League Award), Harvey, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Stray Dog Story, Bad Habits, Lysistrata, the world premiere of the comedy Pecker Patter, Joni & Gina’s Wedding (Director), Line and The Fourposter. David holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University San Bernardino where he continues to be an active alumnus. In Los Angeles, he has studied with the Groundlings, Theatre West and Theatre Geo. He continues to perform his award winning stand-up comedy all over L.A. Visit for upcoming gigs. David is represented by Privilege Talent (818) 386-2377.

Shawn Savage
Joe in The Year of the Hiker and Sgt. Leahy in The Field

Originally from the coast of Maine (that’s right, it’s a state), Shawn has been lucky enough to be seen in various commercials and films. He’s been nominated for a Marcom Masque Award (Best Actor) in 2003 and 2005 and (Best Supporting Actor) in 2002. Last year, he was in the 2007 Critic’s Pick, Dangerous Corner, at Theatre 40 and Letters to JFK both directed by genuine experience of Mr. Bruce Gray. This fall, he wrapped on the comedy Ricky: The Movie which should be releasing in Spring 2009...maybe...hopefully? Shawn dedicates his performance to his Ma who defines strength and courage and is a living, breathing Superhero. Thanks also to his sisters Karen, Kimmie and Cheri who represent his love, laughter and support and to his father, who played a vital role in bringing Joe to life. Lastly to Feet, you’re not too bad yourself.

Rebecca Wackler
Mother Victoria in Eclipsed 1995 and 2006, Susaneh in The Clearing, Rita in Loyal Women, Kate in The Year of the Hiker, Witch 1 in Macbeth, and Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible.

Rebecca has written and performed in plays and directed theatre for over 20 years. Her favorite directing engagements include The Reach of Song, the state drama of Georgia, and the Illuminati at the Pegasus Theatre in Chicago. As a published playwright, Ms Wackler co-authored Tent Meeting, Isle of Dogs, and Hamlet...the Musical. As an actress she has appeared in over 20 film and television productions including Primary Colors, The Long Walk Home, I’ll Fly Away, and Step by Step. Ms. Wackler has performed Off-Broadway at the Astor Place Theatre in New York, as well as Actors Alley and Theatre Banshee in Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Dublin Ireland Theatre Festival, and the Southern Theatre Conspiracy, which she co-founded in Atlanta.
Aidan Branney

OK, he's not technically a company member, but Aidan's been a key part of the Theatre Banshee experience. Cast and crew alike will remember Aidan as "the nun's secret" when Leslie was pregnant with him in Eclipsed (and playing a nun), his being a wee baby in A Man for All Seasons, taking his first steps on the stage during Translations, being everybody's pal in The Clearing, challenging the cast to games of darts in The Weir, hanging out with the plague victims in Red Noses, laughing at the maniacs in What the Butler Saw, learning to play poker with the cast of The Man from Clare, singing The Battle Cry Freedom with the Mine Eyes Hath Seen gang, making the phone ring in Eclipsed, quashing union organizers in Dockers, learning how to overthrow a monarchy in Henry IV, part one, learning to seize power in Power, keeping the neighborhood in line in Loyal Women and living off the fat of the land in Of Mice and Men. While Leslie and Sean are certainly not trying to steer him towards a life in the theatre, his creativity, knack for storytelling and love of being in the limelight all suggest he is the heir apparent of Theatre Banshee. He dearly loves his actor pals.

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