Stephana started her acting career in the cult classic “Just One of the Guys” in her home town near Phoenix, AZ where she had been modeling professionally since age 12. After graduating high school early she moved to New York City at 16 to study acting with Herbert Berghof at HB Studios in the 80s. She continued to model and have bit parts in B movies. A move took her to Portland, OR where she landed the lead in the pilot “Rip City”. Stephana followed this with a move to Los Angeles where she studied at the renowned Playhouse West under Robert Carnegie, Jeff Goldblum and Tony Savant and continued her theatre and TV work. She recently relocated back to the NW with her family and as well as acting, she is an active award winning motivational speaker and empowerment coach. Stephana loves learning, laughing and growing with her two sons. She lives a holistic lifestyle and treads softly on our planet by choosing a life of sustainable simplicity, abundant joy and passionate purpose.
A Portland-area cabaret artist, actor, and comedienne, Emily has performed with many local theatre companies, including Artists Rep, Broadway Rose, Lakewood, Oregon Children’s Theatre, CoHo, Live on Stage and Triangle Productions, among others. Television credits include Portlandia and Leverage. This spring she will be appearing in The Bikinis at Broadway Rose. On May 31st and June 7th and 14th Emily will be singing in the lobby of Portland Center Stage before their performance of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. She sometimes appears at Tony Starlight’s performing her one-woman cabarets.
Michael Patrick Connolly
Michael moved into acting when he began attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles in 2001. He was a classically trained ballet dancer until then. Consistently working in film and television since 2009, recent roles include Leverage, and leads in feature films Actual Reality and The Tinderbox, aside from short films, commercials, and a long list of Voice Over work. Michael spends his time off being an attentive daddy to his 5-year-old daughter, stilt walking and fire dancing for his sweetheart’s circus production company.
Michael is grateful for being chosen to bring the role of Trevor to life in Lily on Saturday, and knows this feature has far-reaching potential. He also looks forward to working in an Emmy Award winning TV series, or any feature playing opposite Julia Stiles!
Dana Millican is a film, television, and stage actress currently based in Portland, Oregon. Portland theatre credits include Ithaka, Othello, King John (Drammy Award, Actress in a Supporting Role), Fifth of July, King Lear and As You Like It. Upcoming projects include The Hen Night Epiphany, Twelfth Night and ‘night, Mother.
While in New York, Dana collaborated with Marshall W. Mason and Lanford Wilson, originating the role of Sue Olmstead in Wilson’s Sympathetic Magic. Dana is a member of SAG-AFTRA. Film/TV credits include The Architect, C.O.G., Signal Flare, Leverage, Portlandia, Grimm, and Final Witness. Dana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Arizona State University.
Rich has been acting in various projects for over thirty years. He has performed with companies in Tennessee, Virginia, Oregon and Washington State and has toured regionally with Barter Theatre. He has done several independent films and TV projects as well as industrials and local commercials. Rich holds an MA in Theatre from Central Washington University.
Born and raised in the Portland area, Andrew first started his acting career at the age of 17 in The Scottish Play(i.e M#cbe&h) at Portland Center Stage. A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California, Andrew can be seen this summer onstage in Artists Rep’s The Admirable Crighton. After many years away from the acting world he is thrilled to be working again in his hometown.
Robynn thinks of herself as coming “late to the party” since she didn’t return to acting after college until moving to Oregon thirty years later. Doing local theatre, she started training with coaches in Portland. Since 2010, she has done several short films, among them Romance, Bad Signs and The Box (Best Supporting Actress at the NW Short Film Festival), TV’s Grimm, as well as industrials, commercials, and a web pilot, Future Certain, and theatre work. Robynn is delighted to be part of the Lily on Saturday family, and would like to thank two coaches, Ted Rooney and Kristina Haddad, for all of their knowledge, encouragement and friendship.