Away Home Cast

Ensemble (Jess Barbour)
Jess Barbour is a full time actor, teacher, and Equity Member Candidate. She earned her BFA in Theatre from Elon University and this summer studied with Bill Esper at The Esper Studio’s Summer Intensive in NYC. During college, she attended Broadway Theatre Project where she studied with such theater greats as Anne Reinking, Ben Vereen, and Frank Wildhorn. She has taught all over the area, as the choreographer for St. David’s Episcopal School, Sanderson HS, Apex HS, and with NRACT’s camps and shows. She works at Duke University as a Standardized Patient training medical students in bedside manner and teaches anti-bullying strategies with NCT Conservatory in Wake County schools. She has performed professionally all over the Southeast and filmed on industrials, local and national commercials, voiceovers, television, independent and feature films. Currently, she is celebrating the success of the film Oh Crappy Day, which has been accepted into 35 film festivals and counting, winning the 2015 Lou Costello Award for Best Comedy Short at the Garden State Film Festival along with many other awards.
Daisy (Anglina Biron )
Angelina Biron began acting in Kindergarten with RaleighACT. She has since performed in 14 plays. She is a creative fourth grader who loves to write poems and songs. She co-starred in an episode of the Netflix hit series ‘Ozark’ portraying young Ruth. She loves to guest-sing worship at 6:8 Church. She feels the most comfortable and happy when she’s performing!
Peter (DJ Brinson)
DJ is enlivened to be working on this piece and to be given the chance to play with this group of actors. He was most recently seen in The Justice Theater Project's production of We Are Proud. He holds a BA in Acting from Greensboro College and is currently getting his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University. Some of his favorite collaborative memories include; opening for Maroon 5, Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet (The Greenbrier Resort), Adrian in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Allenberry Playhouse), Principle in 2018 Sheetz Super Bowl commercial, and playing Actor 5 in We Are Proud (The Justice Theater Project). When he’s not acting, he spends time working as a talent agent for Devise Talent Agency and working in healthcare marketing and administration. Time with family and friends is time well spent and if there are hot wings involved, he’s a happy man! Big thanks to everyone involved in this production, loved ones for support and my sweet english bulldog, Shuga-my best friend!
Chrysanthemum (Alli Mae Carnes)
Alli is a full time actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Originally from Florida, she grew up dancing in the Nutcracker Ballet and various dance competitions. Since moving to the Triangle in 2018, Alli has performed in multiple shows and has worked as a choreographer/teaching artist for the NCT Conservatory, Raleigh Area Children's Theatre, St. Mary's School, Sanderson High School, Raleigh School of Music, Raleigh Little Theatre, Gallery Players, and Justice Theater Project. When she is not performing or teaching with these companies, she teaches voice and acting lessons from her private studio "The Alli Mae Carnes Studio." She loves teaching students all over the world, spanning over 4 countries, through the AMCS. She is an advocate for self expression and making theatre a safe space where people feel free to be themselves. Hope you enjoy the show! @allimaecarnes
Ensemble (Emily Steinhoff James)
Emily Steinhoff James is an Army veteran, attorney, and nurse. She is a UNC Law and Duke Nursing graduate. She resides in Garner with her incredible husband Chris, sweet little boy Miles, and adorable dachshund, Lily. She is thrilled to be part of this amazing production at Honest Pint Theatre! Favorite past credits include She Persisted (Sally Ride), Motown Christmas 2021, A Piece of My Heart (Leeann), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), and Divas 2018, 2019, and 2020 (winner)! Emily would like to thank her incredible family and friends for their love and support!
Ensemble (Byron Jennings II)
Byron is excited to be working with Honest Pint Theatre on this brand new musical, "Away Home!" Previous credits include, Marc in "Art," Bruce in "The Normal Heart, "Colin Powell in "Stuff Happens, and the one-man show, "Until the Flood (all with Burning Coal Theatre Company),Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in NC State University Theatre's production of "Ragtime," Henry Drummond in Justice Theatre Project’s “Inherit the Wind,” Lopakhin in Little Green Pig’s “Cherry Orchard” Othello in Bare Theatre’s “Othello,” and Williamson in Deep Dish Theater’s “Glen Garry Glenross." All of the thanks and love to supporters of local theater. We are grateful that you continue to stick with us and support us through such a difficult time.
Ensemble (Devin Lackey)
A graduate from South Iredell High school, Devin just completed his third year at NC State as a Communication major and a Theatre minor. This is Devin’s fifth musical, and it is his first show with Honest Pint. In high school he performed in Oklahoma! as Will Parker, and in Aladdin Jr. as Aladdin. Devin has also performed in two NC State University Theatre productions, his first being Willie Conklin in Ragtime, and his most recent being Patrick Star in The Spongebob Musical. Devin says, “I want to thank my family and friends for always giving me the support and encouragement that I need. It means the world to me. I love you guys!”
Ensemble (Julie Oliver)
Julie most recently appeared as Galileo in The Life of Galileo for Burning Coal Theatre. Also for Burning Coal: Camelot, Far Away, Stuff Happens, The Normal Heart, Peter Pan & Wendy (also BorderLight Fringe Festival, Cleveland), The Iron Curtain Trilogy (also The Cockpit Theatre, London), The Heretic. For Bulldog Ensemble Theater: The Roommate. For Curious Theatre Collective, Creekside. For South Stream Productions, This Doesn't End Will, Seascape. For Aggregate Theatre: Children’s Theatre Series. For Seed Art Share: Well Fed, Well Said. Also, Mr. Burns (Manbites Dog Theater), The Cripple of Inishmaan, Superior Donuts (Deep Dish Theatre) Julie is a retired middle school band director. She is afraid of nothing.
Katya (Edith Snow)
Edith Snow is an actor/filmmaker/musician. She is so grateful to Honest Pint, Tamara Kissane, Matthew Hager, and Mia Self for including her in the process work for this musical play. Edith has toured with The National Theater of the Deaf, Cleveland Signstage Theater, Theater Delta, and Hidden Voices—where she is now a board member. Favorite roles on NC stages include: Nora in Burning Coal’s A Doll’s House, Mel in Manbites Dog’s God’s Ear, Vanda in American Theater Practice’s Venus in Fur, Amy in Theatre Raleigh’s JUNK, and around 30 different characters in Hidden Voices’ production of To Buy Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray. Television credits include: Homeland, Turn Washington’s Spies, One Tree Hill. She is a collaborative singer-songwriter in The Drowning Lovers and is currently releasing a series of solo music videos called The Sublime Force of Water.
Ensemble (Hayden Tyler)
Hayden is a Raleigh-based theatre, music, and dance artist making their Honest Pint debut! You may recognize them from area productions like Raleigh Little Theatre's "Seussical" (Cat), Duke Energy Center's "Rudolph: the Musical" (Bumble, 3yrs), or the Fabulous Universe of Dr. Michael's "Save the Earth, Andrea Brayden" (Andrea). Also a teacher, director, music director, and choreographer, Hayden is on staff at Raleigh Area Children's Theatre and the Academy of Music and Vocal Arts (Clayton). After a two-and-a-half-year pandemic-induced get-their-life-together hiatus, Hayden is finally back on stage for the first time since March 2020. Many thanks and endless gratitude to the cast, crew, and creative team, loved ones, and to Susannah and David for extending this unique and exciting opportunity! Represented by Devise Talent. BFA Musical Theatre/BA English, Lees-McRae College