My Brelby Story


Now and Then: Devon Mahon

I began at the beginning and started at the middle. That probably doesn’t make sense at first, but I got my bearings in theatre at the very place where Brelby began, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Brian and Shelby were already gone at this time as I pursued […]


Our Brelby Story: Brian & Shelby Maticic (Part III)

Part III (The one where we answer questions from Brelby Artists) We decided to field questions from our pool of artists for this final blog entry, because we think that they’re just the greatest. Thanks for following along with our 30 days of artist stories. Enjoy our Q&A!   Best […]


Our Brelby Story: Brian & Shelby (Part II)

Part II – Overcoming Obstacles or Getting by With a Little Help from our Friends Our first season of producing was a whirlwind summer. We mounted an original murder mystery dinner theatre in Flagstaff, and then proceeded to travel with a ragtag band of NAU alumns and students from Flagstaff […]


Our Brelby Story: Brian & Shelby Maticic (Part I)

Part I – Beginnings Our Brelby story begins exactly where you’d hope…in a theatre. Brian and Shelby met in passing when he visited NAU to audition for scholarships during his senior year of high school, but it was backstage where their friendship began. Brian and Shelby met working on the […]


My Brelby Story: Zachary Arnold & Erin Coen

Two best friends starting a new journey together. We know, that sounds totally cliché, but it’s exactly how we ended up at Brelby. Being the only students in our high school theatre department that are branching out before graduation, we certainly raised a few questions. We come from a certain […]


My Brelby Story: Carolyn McBurney

My Brelby connection started 2 years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long…) when I auditioned for The Importance of Being Earnest– a play I had done in college and an all-time fave.  Well, college was many moons ago and now here I was- auditioning to play the mother […]


My Brelby Story: Melissa Kamel

    The oh-so Wonderful Life of Melissa Preface: Melissa’s Brelby story is not so much comprised of events but more so the people brought into her life through this company. While she could tell you countless cringe-worthy and cute coma inducing memories, her story is about the love of […]


My Brelby Story: Fernando Perez

“Because Shelby was crazy enough to give me a role.” These words have echoed throughout my head ever since I first walked through the door of Brelby to see my first production there, Oh, the Humanity! Now, before I continue any further, allow me to introduce myself by painting you […]