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Resident Acting Company

Charleston Stage has one of the oldest and largest arts education programs for young people in the region. Led by Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, Sam Henderson, Resident Music Director and Director of Music Education, and Jesse Siak, Associate Director of Education, Charleston Stage's TheatreSchool classes are taught by seven full-time professional actors who make up the Resident Acting Company. These actor/educators join Charleston Stage for a 10-month artist-in-residence and teacher training program. They perform in leading roles throughout the season while also teaching our youth theatre classes and ArtReach Workshops in local schools.


PatrickBrett WebPatrick Brett
Patrick hails from a small suburb just outside of Rochester, NY. He is a recent graduate from SUNY Fredonia and just received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite roles have been Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Emile in South Pacific, and John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell. His excitement to be joining the Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company cannot be contained!





SergioDeLaEspriella WebSergio De La Espriella
Sergio, originally from Plantation, Florida, is a recent graduate of the University of Florida where he earned his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Credits include:  Usnavi in In the Heights, Hanschen in Spring Awakening, Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate!, Pace in Thank God for AIDS (World Premiere), and East in Almost, Maine. When he is not onstage, Sergio is the co-host of the sports podcast Sideline Judgement (@SJ_Podcast). He would like to thank his friends and family for all the love and support they provide. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @sdelaes. Te amo Mamí.



MaryKateFoley WebMary Kate Foley
Mary Kate, originally from Philadelphia, PA, is a proud graduate of the Temple University Musical Theatre program. Favorite credits include: Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, Minnie Fay in The Matchmaker (Temple University), Ivy in Ivy and Bean, Cindy Eller in A Philly Phairy Tale (Walnut Street Theatre), and DeeLee in Smokey Joe's Cafe (SALT Performing Arts). She is forever grateful for the support of her family and thrilled to join this talented company!




BrianNabors WebBrian Nabors
Brian, originally from Columbia, MD, is a recent graduate of James Madison University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre. Some of Brian’s favorite roles from JMU include: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Adam in Children of Eden, and Hugh Dorsey in Parade. Brian is absolutely thrilled to be joining the Resident Acting Company here at Charleston Stage.





HayleyPhilyaw WebHayley Denton-Hughes
Hayley, originally from Buffalo, NY, is a recent graduate SUNY Fredonia with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Her most recent credits include: Ted in Peter and the Starcatcher, Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. This is Hayley’s first year with Charleston Stage and she is thrilled for this wonderful opportunity!




SaraSanderson Web

Sara Sanderson
Sara, originally from Tucson, AZ, is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a B.M. in Music Theatre. Some favorite performance credits include: Margot in Legally Blonde, Val in A Chorus Line, Heather Chandler in Heathers: the Musical, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. Sara is beyond thrilled to be joining the Resident Acting Company at Charleston Stage, and is also excited to move to the beautiful city of Charleston. She would like to thank her family for the constant love and support!





ColinWaters WebColin Waters
Colin, originally from the greater Cincinnati area, recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.F.A. in Acting and a double minor in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Management. Some of Colin’s favorite roles from WKU include: Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Jack in Into the Woods, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Cook in Mother Courage and Her Children. Colin has also enjoyed directing several shows at WKU such as 26 Pebbles, The Yellow Boat, and Biff and Charlie. Colin is so excited to be joining Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Company.








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