The Venable Family,
2003 Make Believe Ball
(clockwise starting left, John, Bob,
Kelly, Ellen, and Will)
Then, THE THEATER ACADEMY
Over the years, my brothers and I attended the Theater Academy and experienced the Academy’s motto of "Life Skills through Stage Skills". It would be hard to imagine studying theatre at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts without my First Stage experience. Perhaps more important than the theater instruction itself was the First Stage environment where I was always supported and treated with kindness. It was a safe place to be creative and grow.
We’ve had season tickets to the family series productions at the Marcus Center for years and enjoy Sunday afternoons of theater. Kelly also had the opportunity to perform in many productions, including a main stage show and performances with the Musical Company Class and Young Company. It was amazing to watch her perform and grow as an actress.
The Venable Family today-
Kelly (19), John (16), and Will (age 14)
with Ellen and Bob.