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 KIRK KELLEYKAHN 

Executive/ Managing Director Kirk E. Kelleykahn of Cambridge Players - Next Generation, Kirk E. Kelleykahn started at the age of 15 alongside  Esther Rolle, Helen Martin, Al Popwell and Juanita Moore in The Cambridge Players Production of James Baldwin’s “The Amen Corner” as “David”. Kirk was in "Cats" as Tumble Brutus and "Richie" in "A Chorus Line" to name a few. Kirk Received Rave reviews in 2014 as "John" in the West Coast Premiere of "The Whipping Man". Named top 5 Actors to watch in 2014 alongside (Fox "Empire" Tarji P. Henson, with cast-mate and "Aliens" Star "Ricco Ross".

Kirk was also featured in the famed "Variety" Magazine.

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Kirk studied Acting with Juanita Moore, Edmund J. Cambridge, Howard Fine and Bobbie Chance Shaw, and Dance (Ballet), as apprentice with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and (Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap) with Patsy Swayze, Arthur Mitchell and Sherman Steward (Dance Theatre of Harlem).
 
Some of Kirk’s Film Credits include “In Her Shoes" with Cameron Diaz, Learning Curve, “Road to the Altar” with Jaleel White, and “The Secret” with Michael Urie of “Ugly Betty", Nick Swardson "Pretend Time".    

 

As Managing Director of the Cambridge Players Inc., Kirk produced the World Premiere of “MEMOIRS”. 

                                                       

(Kirk's IMDB link)

LETTER FROM KIRK

I could not think of a better way for the Cambridge Players-Next Generation to revive the Cambridge Players and honor the late Edmund J. Cambridge than with Celeste Bedford's Walker's "Reunion in Bartersville".  The work of the original Cambridge Players was very instrumental in my decision to study acting with serious intent.   When I approached Juanita Moore with the idea of creating an acting troupe, I could not have imagined the support and guidance she would provide.  Through the ups and downs of the past four years, Juanita has been a teacher, mentor and advisor.

 

There were six of us, now only two.  We called ourselves Cambridge Players-(New) Generation then, all of  which were willing to do or die for dear old Cambridge, myself included. We started with Saturday workshops. Little did we know that it would not be a walk in the park, for we had the Grande Dame “Juanita Moore” as our instructor. Having Juanita for an instructor, was like having a distinguished Nun standing over you in parochial school with a ruler an a bar of soap, I might add. It was Yale repertory in it’s finest hour. She made you question what, when,where, and why you even existed in this world and have you earned your place as an human being in it, let alone wanting to be an actor. I knew what to expect, but others did not. Our workshops always ended with this serene feeling that was everlasting.   We were accomplishing something truly worthwhile. A learning and performing Mecca if you will. Very positive atmosphere with knowledge being our power. “This is the Cambridge way”, Juanita would say. “Not only is it a Legacy, it’s a way of life”.

Juanita, I love you for supporting me in every aspect of my life. I could not have it any better. Lynn Hamilton, you are a true Gem. The two of you are the Epitome of Class. A tough act to follow.

So here we are, our first production. We could not do it without our Incredible Director Sherrie Lofton, Our GIFTED Cast and priceless Crew. So Many of you played a very important role in shaping the Next Generation and we hope you will continue to join us on our journey. Your financial support and generosity is always greatly appreciated. We have very large shoes to fill and so please join us. Bring a friend, Volunteer but just know we can’t do it without you. A warm thanks to Sally Thomas, Jim Izzo, Cathie Thomer, Jill Meyer, Ayahlushim Hammond, Jan Perry, Darnell Tyler, Jim Slater, Kathie Presas, Jeffrey Nutting,  Reginald Smith-SR3 Solutions, Jaime Trinidad, Sara Hurley, Jens Olsen and Charlie Smith. It would not be possible without those who believed in our vision: Sally and James Thomas,  Amy and Thom Ricci, Nestor and Kathie Presas, Juanita Moore, Lynn Hamilton, Frank Jenkins,David Downing, Adrian Ricard, James and Kristina Izzo, Ned Fox, Hero, Gilchrist & Rutter, Jezek & Associates, Bud and Mark Seegel, Wayne Henderickson and Jenny Monbouquette.

 

Regards,

Kirk

MORE ABOUT KIRK

 

Kirk studied Acting with Juanita Moore, Edmund J. Cambridge, Howard Fine and Bobbie Chance Shaw, and Dance (Ballet), as apprentice with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and (Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap) with Patsy Swayze, Arthur Mitchell and Sherman Steward (Dance Theatre of Harlem).
 
Some of Kirk’s Film Credits include “In Her Shoes" with Cameron Diaz, Learning Curve, “Road to the Altar” with Jaleel White, and “The Secret” with Michael Urie of “Ugly Betty", Nick Swardson "Pretend Time".    

 

As Managing Director of the Cambridge Players Inc., Kirk produced the World Premiere of “MEMOIRS”. 

                                                       

(Kirk's IMDB link)