Ken Barnes, in his other life, is a Mechanical Designer at G&W Engineers in Port
Lavaca. He is father to Ryan (14), Dylan (12), Clinton (11), and Zoe (4). Ken is
past Vice-chairman of the PLMST Board of Directors, and brings a long history of
production experience into his shows. A few of his many MST acting roles include
The Foreigner, Texas Tacky, Faith County II,Godspell, The Glass Menagerie, Plaza
Suite, It could be any one of us, and Everyone Loves Opal. Directing Credits include
Moon Over Buffalo, Faith County, No, No, A Million Times No, Our Town, and Making
A Killing. Ken has also worked as stage manager or lighting technician for many past
MST productions. Long time MST audiences will remember him as Director and Actor
in Scapino! way back in 1996 and again in 2002. Ken also appeared under his own direction
in 2001's The Odd Couple. Ken was awarded the 1999 Best Actor award for his portrayal
of Roy Hubley in Plaza Suite and again in 2002 for Scapino!
Pam Causey recently moved to Port Lavaca from Granbury, TX with her husband, Kenneth.
They have one son and will be new grandparents in January. She is employed by the
City of Port Lavaca, where she met Jody Weaver who got her interested in trying out
for MainStreet Theatre. Faith County II was her debut performance with MainStreet
and her first performance since high school.
Mark Daigle is the Chief Deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Mark enjoys
fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife Pat and their sons Clay and Logan.
PLMST performances include Cheaper By the Dozen, Best Laid Plans, A Bad Year for
Tomatoes, and Harvey. Mark was awarded the 2000 season Best Supporting Actor award
for his role of Piney in A Bad Year for Tomatoes.
She has been employed as a Choir Director for past 3 years in Calhoun County.
She is a proud mother to two daschunds, Mollie Abigail and Rufus MacDoodlebug Dawdy.
She graduated from SWT in 1995 with a Bachelor of Music Education. She began her
teaching career in Calhoun County where she grew up. She teaches choir at Travis
Middle School and assists at CHS. She also teaches music at Port O�Connor Elementary
and Point Comfort Elementary. Her past theatre experience has been at SWT where she
performed scenes from Little Shop of Horrors, Les Mis, West Side Story, Oklahoma,
and Guys and Dolls.
Steve Branch describes himself as a pharmacist, a fisherman, and a part-time cowboy.
He is originally from Woodville, Texas and moved to Port Lavaca in 1992. Steve is
the owner of The Prescription Shop here in Port Lavaca. Steve made his debut performance
with PLMST in The Nerd. He enjoys bird hunting, fishing from the “Lucky You,” scuba
diving on tropical islands in the Caribbean, Cuban cigars, and the laughter of good
Dylan Barnes is the son of fellow actor Ken Barns. Dylan enjoys acting and has appeared
in several plays at the First United Methodist Church. Although The Nerd is his first
performance in a regular season production. Dylan has appeared in several PLMST children’s
plays including The Wizard of OZ, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, andJames and
the Giant Peach.
Adam Beard was active in the schools drama department and has performed in two of
the school’s productions, Hubba Hubba and Dracula. Adam is also an adult Scout Leader
with Troop #243 and # 361. Adam achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and strives to get
more boys involved in scouting. Adam is very energetic and adventurous and loves
the outdoors. On Golden Pondwas Adam’s first performance on the PLMST stage.
Toi Dowell moved to Port Lavaca in 1998 after marring Chipper Dowell. They have one
daughter Darbi. Toi was raised in San Antonio and after graduation she attended UT
at Austin. She later trained as a court stenographer and has been working as the
Calhoun Court at Law No. 1 official court reporter. Having love for the arts, she
was involved in theatre in High school and while at UT. She received the Best Debut
Actress Award for her performance in The Odd Couple ( Female Version ).
Lorean Clauson Madeher debut performance on the PLMST stage as Sister “Maria” in
Seven Nuns at Las Vegas. She is a senior at CHS and is on the Varsity Power Lifting
Team. She enjoys art and spending time with family and friends.
Dina Eberle returned to the stage as Sister “Maria” in Seven Nuns at Las Vegas after
a 32 year hiatus! Her previous acting experience was in Lowell, Indiana when her
children were very young.
She moved to Victoria in 1981 and to Port Lavaca in 2002. Dina is a drapery seamstress
and has recently begun as a real estate agent, working for Texas Real Estate.
Emily Allen is a San Antonio transplant adjusting to life in Port Lavaca by stepping
back into a place she knows best: the theater. Ghost of a Chance was her debut performance
on the PLMST stage. She has lost count of how many plays and musicals she has performed
in. Some of her work included Cinderella, Meet Me in St. Louis and My Fair Lady.
Emily is currently a reporter for the Port Lavaca Wave. She graduated from Texas
Christian University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
While at TCU, she sang with the Fort Worth-TCU Symphonic Choir ( in Carnegie Hall!!!)
and worked as a reporter and producer for the campus news station.
David Ellard is the husband of fellow actor Rebecca Ellard and made his acting debut
in And SarahLaughed.
Babsy Balou “Babs” to her friends made her first appearance on the main Street Theatre
Stage in A good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas,She is the proud owner
of the shows director Jamie Grasse. Babs is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix. She met Jamie
and her family at Adopt A Pet in Victoria, Texas. Before that she belonged to some
mean people at a puppy mill. Babs would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone
that there are many wonderful dogs that need a home and would like to own their own
Chloe Brewer is active in the theatre program at the high school, and a member of
ITS. She enjoys acting, fishing, music, playing guitar and volleyball. Previous roles
she has performed in at CHS include Hannah in 13 Ways to Ruin Your College Interview,
Flora in Arabian Nights, and Priestess in Babel’s in Arms. Chloe’s debut performance
on the PLMST stage was as Darlene Fulmer in A good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country
Kevin Ball is a member of the U. S. Coast Guard and iscurrently serving as USCG
Station Port O’Connor’s Food Service Officer. Kevin volunteers for the local CCISD
schools as a science fair judge and also participates in softball and volleyball
tournaments in which proceeds go toward local charities. A Good, Old Fashioned, Redneck,
Country Christmas was his debut performance on the PLMST stage.
James Amerson a native of San Antonio, Texas, resides in Point Comfort and pastors
the United Methodist Churches in Lolita and Point Comfort. James says there are several
teachers who have impacted his life and of whom he has deep admiration, but two stand
out: Mrs. Betty King Wilson, his 1st grade teacher and Mrs. Winnie Robinson, his
3rd grade teacher. All I Ever Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2011)
was his debut performance on the PLMST stage
Margaret Bowden is a Port Lavaca native. She is the proud mother of two sons Matthew
Dalton and Charles “Chance” Bowden, and the proud grandmother to four grandchildren.
She is a member of the Alamo Heights Baptist Church and works at the Contractors
Safety Council. All I Really need to Know I learned in Kindergarten (2011) was her
debut performance on the PLMST stage.
Syluvia Ellison lives in Lolita and is Married to Les Ellison. She works for the
La Ward Telephone Exchange and Her introduction to the stage was in Wright City Oklahoma
where she attended high school. All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
(2011) was her debut performance on the PLMST stage.
David Barecky first appeared on the PLMST stage in September 1994 for the grand opening
production of “The Night of January 15th.”, where he played a mob witness for the
He next appeared as Doc Gibbs in “Our Town” in 2000. He returns to the PLMST stage
and is acting with his daughter Meesha in Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty
Dan GangDavis is the father of 5 children and the proud grandfather of 5, with 2
more on the way. David is an active member of the First Baptist Church where he plays
guitar in their Praise and Worship Band.
Meesha Barecky is a student at Victoria College Majoring in Ultrasound technology.
She is an avid reader and enjoys music, movies and especially live theatre. Pecos
Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gangwas her first performance on the PLMST
stage playing the part of “Conchita”.
She has volunteered many hours at the annual PLMST “Doin’ it on the Deck”fundraiser
over the past two years.
Brianna Bergstrom has appeared in 6 PLMST childrens plays, Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue
meet the Dirty Dan Gangwas her first PLMST play, in which she played the part of
“Card Holder “ and “Town Folk”. She is a Varsity cross country runner and a member
of the Calhoun Band Drum line. Brianna enjoys acting, playing the drums and running.