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Kevin J. Kearins
Kevin J. Kearins, Producer and Artistic Director since 1982. He has produced more than 75 Mainstage and over 100 children's theatre productions in the Tri-state area. He also has implemented a successful after school theatre program in dozens of schools throughout Westchester County. He has had extensive training, both nationally and in Europe, in all aspects of Voice, Theatre, and Arts Administration. Mr. Kearins holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education/Theatre and is a member of SSDC (the professional national union of Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.)
Suzie Hepker is a musical theatre performer living in New York City. Originally from Las Vegas, she attended the University of Northern Colorado where she received a BA in Musical Theatre . After college, she hit the road and saw the country, working with both PBS and Nickelodeon on national tours of Dora the Explorer Live! and Go, Diego, Go Live!. She currently spends her summers in Maine at Camp Skylemar for boys, where she is the Drama Director and Evening Activities Director. She is very excited to bring her enthusiasm and love of musical theatre to the next generation.
Gina Noto has directed and choreographed with KJK Productions since 2000 both at camp and in various schools throughout Westchester. As a performer she has appeared in productions throughout Westchester with KJK Productions, White Plains Performing Arts Center and The Hope for Change Foundation, an organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical productions. Some favorite credits include Disney's on the Record, Party Worth Crashing, Songs for a New World, Edges, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, High School Musical and Les Miserables. While performing will always be her first love, she currently spends her days working as a school psychologist in a local High School!
Robert Graham has directed and choreographed with KJK Productions both at the camp and various schools since 2004. Born and raised in Westchester, Robert first came to the KJK Theatre Camp in 1998, and it was there that he discovered his love of theatre. He has been part of the KJK family ever since, participating in the camps and featured in the main stage productions of Peter Pan and High School Musical. Other favorite credits include Grease, Seussical, The King and I, and Joseph..Dreamcoat at Yorktown Stage, Tommy at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and the first ever production of Godspell Jr. at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Lia Veley has directed and choreographed with KJK Productions since 2009 both at camp and with various school productions. She now is the office manager for KJK Productions as well as the Program Director for the summer camp. Lia found her love of theatre through KJK when she became a camper in 2005 and hasn’t left since! She holds a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communication/Production from the University of New Haven and currently is working with NBC Sports in addition to her time at KJK Productions.
Ricky Romano is proud to be a part of the KJK family. He is an active Music Director, Piano Instructor, and Vocal Coach in the New York Metropolitan Area. Ricky is currently the Music Director of the Off-Broadway revival Ruthless! The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre, working in tandem with it's original author and composer, Joel Paley and Marvin Laird, respectively. He received a bachelor's degree in Music Business and Business Administration from SUNY Potsdam. Other Music Directing credits - Off-Broadway: Ruthless! The Musical (Triad Theatre). Regional: Gypsy (Yorktown Stage), [title of show] (Westchester Sandbox Theater). Collegiate: Into The Woods (SUNY Potsdam MTO), Rent (SUNY Potsdam MTO), Hair (SUNY Potsdam MTO), On The Town (SUNY Potsdam Crane Opera Ensemble).
Kami Seymour is a Choreographer, Actor, Director and thrilled to be a part of the KJK Productions team! Kami received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from NYU - Tisch School of the Arts. She co-founded California based professional regional theater company, 3-D Theatricals, where she served as Associate Artistic Director for three years. She also served on staff for five years at The Music Room School of Performing Arts as Director/Choreographer and Teacher for their musical theatre program working with kids ages 6-18. Choreography credits include: Funny Girl (LA Times Critic's Choice starring Nicole Parker), Irving Berlin's White Christmas, I Love A Piano, The Drowsy Chaperone (Backstage Critic's Pick with Sally Struthers), Hello Dolly!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound Of Music, Cinderella. Directing/Choreography credits include: Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Pajama Game, and Lil' Abner. Kami is a member of Actors Equity Association, a teacher for CardioTapNYC, and resides in New York City with her husband and their cat, Calliope Jane.
Stephanie Maszle is a professional voice over artist based in NYC. A graduate of the Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre program, she has been performing professionally for the past years. Favorite jobs include High School Musical at the Papermill Playhouse in NJ, West Side Story at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in IN, and performing with Disney Cruise Line. Stephanie loves working with kids and has taught acting classes at various schools and programs. She has been working with KJK Productions for 7 years and her favorite color is green.
T.C. Kincer is a pianist and music director based in NYC. He graduated from Otterbein University in 2013 with a BM in Piano Performance. He then worked as a staff accompanist at Otterbein in addition to serving as pianist/organist for New Albany United Methodist Church and working on many productions in the Central Ohio area. T.C. has spent the past three summers music directing at the Carousel Music Theatre in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He has also worked as an orchestra pianist on board the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship. T.C. attended the Goodspeed Opera House Music Direction Intensive in January 2014. In addition to KJK, T.C. currently works as a freelance pianist in NYC, playing for voice lessons, classes, auditions, readings, and more!
Jacquie Militano is a Jersey raised/theater crazed actress with a contagious obsession for laughter and love for adventure. She graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Theater and Best Actress Honor, after playing in the London theater scene and interning with Primary Stages. Previously seen performing with Disney Entertainment at both Walt Disney World and World of Disney NYC in various productions like High School Musical Pep Rally, Snow White's Do Si Do, and Pirates in the Big Apple. Has taught children's theater with Acting for Young People D.C., Manhattan Movement and Arts Center NY, and Papermill Playhouse NJ. Can currently be seen acting as a DJ with Radio Disney live, as well as hosting AM1560 Radio Disney's "Kids Concern" show.
Heather Weneck (Cavalet) is a New York City based actress who has performed on both stage and screen. She has performed nationally on large-scale touring productions with favorites including Go, Diego, Go Live!, Dora the Explorer Live! with Nickelodeon and as Junie B. Jones on The Stupid Smelly Bus Tour. After graduating high school in Virginia, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and later completed her Bachelor’s at The New School with a concentration in musical theatre and psychology. Musical theatre has always been her greatest passion and she is very excited to be a part of the staff at KJK.
Kevin Quill is a music director and audition coach based in New York City. He grew up on Cape Cod, MA and after high school immediately moved to New York. While there he continued to study piano, voice, English Literature and acting with legendary coaches Harold Guskin and later Eric Morris in Los Angeles. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and is known for playing actor/musicians. His greatest joy is sharing what he has learned with the next generation.
Patrick Burns is an actor, playwright, composer and activist who has performed off-Broadway, regionally, and in national tours. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and regionally and his articles have been featured online in The Chronicle for Social Change, Stage Agent, and The Atlantic.
Patrick’s original one-man-musical, From Foster Care to Fabulous, has played to enthusiastic audiences nationwide and won philanthropy awards on both coasts. Patrick has performed the work as part of the New York International Fringe Festival and has used the show to raise awareness and funds to better the foster care system in America.