Meet our Guest Artists.
These are the NEW people who keep us Wide Eyed.
Leslie holds an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama, where credits include Beth in the old forever new things, Rosalind in As You Like It, and Inari in In the Hand of Dreams. In the past year, Leslie has been seen inMajor Barbara (Brave New World Rep), How I Learned To Drive (Recognize Theatre), Leah in Vegas(FringeNYC), The Turn of the Screw (Everyday Inferno), and Starve (Columbia University) among other projects. Film: Isolation by Matt Herzfeld. BFA, Tisch School of the Arts.
Each season we choose a select few Artists in our community to join our family as Guest Artists. The are individuals who demonstrate dedication, reliabilty and extraordinary talent in their fields. After their season as Guest Artists they may become members of our Core Ensemble or Alumni Artists.
Aurea holds an MFA from The New School for Drama where credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Grace in The House Itself Does Not Burn, and Vanda in Venus in Fur. She most recently completed a six-month tour of the Northeastern United States as Titania/Hippolyta in Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2014, Aurea originated the roles of Regina and Deirdre in Wide Eyed's Dead Special Crabs in 2014 under the direction of Kristin Skye Hoffmann. BA from New York University.
Nic Marrone is a Georgia native and holds his MFA from the New School for Drama where credits include Will in the old forever new things, Matt in Red Light Winter, and LeBeau/Amiens in As You Like It. In the past year Nic worked with Wide Eyed as Loomer in Dead Special Crabs and as Eddie in At The Finish, recently he's workshopped a new work titled Nameless, with Lili Taylor, and traveled the U.S/ in the 2nd National tour of Peter and the Starcatcher as male swing for Peter, Prentiss, Teddy and Dance Captain. Look for him in the upcoming tour of The Untold Stories of Aesop's Fables. Namaste Y'all!
Kelsey has an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. Favorite roles there include Christina in Red Light Winter,Malcolm in Macbeth, Annie in The House Itself Does Not Burn, and Bridget in Dark Matters. Recently she played Becca in Nick Gandiello’s At The Finish for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann and produced by Wide Eyed. BFA Acting, UC Santa Barbara.
Jenna could not be more excited to be a Guest Artist with Wide Eyed! Jenna is a co-founder of Mastodon Theatre Company (www.mastodoncompany.com). She has appeared in several films, webseries, and commercials, as well as numerous plays around the city. You can see her in the upcoming webseries A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR, as well as HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE at 59E59 this coming December. BA: Western Michigan University. Film: Madeleine Zabel (Cambridge Film Festival), Silent Wave (Best Supporting Actress in a Short nomination), Vlogger (Take Two Festival), Bruiser (Intendence Film Festival), Kin (Nitehawk Film Festival). Theatre: Elemeno Pea (Mastodon), Animals (FringeNYC), Orbiting Astral Bodies (Arthur Seelen Theatre), The Thrill of the Chase (The Drilling CompaNY), As You Like It (Laura V. Shaw Theatre).
Brennan Lowery is a New York based actor, voiceover artist, emcee, teacher, and improv comedian. He completed his MFA at The New School for Drama. He is a teacher to aspiring artists throughout the city with programs such as Opening Act, the 52nd St Project, and Wingspan Arts. As emcee, he has hosted the Wide Eyed Winks Reading Series, the 100 Nights Dinner at The New School, and scavenger hunts for Watson Adventures, among other events and performances. His improv experience spans 10+ years and includes professional stints at Improv Olympic and Second City in Chicago. He currently directs and performs with Real. Good. Spies. in New York.
Ava Eisenson is a NYC-based actor. She was most recently seen in: Jeff Stark’s The Dreary Coast and At the Finish by Nick Gandiello. She is a founding member of SPACE on Ryder Farm, a guest artist with Superhero Clubhouse and Wide Eyed Productions, and a usual suspect with Woodshed Collective and Sightline Theatre. She’s currently working with her Dad on his show about his life as a magician. Ava holds her BFA from Boston University, and her website is coming soon!