Our Artists

We are proud of our talented team of experienced, professional artists here at Curiouser Entertainment! Find out more about our fabulous team below!

Sarah Callahan Black
Owner, Co. Founder, & Actor

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Sarah is an award-winning actress and choreographer and the proud owner of Curiouser Entertainment! She is the 2017 Charleston City Paper Best of Charleston Best Local Actress! She has trained in New York City with acting coaches including Bob Luke (on set acting coach for movies including Disney's Enchanted), Neal Lerner (Orange Is The New Black, Girls), and vocal coaches including Bob Marks (past students include Ariana Grande, Lea Salonga, Natalie Portman). 

Sarah has worked as a performer, and choreographer for several theatre companies around Charleston including 34 West, PURE Theatre, What If Productions, Charleston Stage, and Village Rep! Some of her favorite onstage credits include Mary Miles Minter in Hollywood, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Marianne Wilson in Disaster! (Village Rep), Alicia in Small Mouth Sounds (PURE Theatre), Andy in Addicted To Love, Jersey in Uptown Girl, Rose in Love Potion No. 9 (34 West), Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Nina is Stupid...Bird, Ginny in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (What If? Productions), Rita in White Christmas (Charleston Stage), Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Threshold Rep.), and the title roles in Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood with Sprouts Musical Theatre. Favorite choreography credits include Sister ActLittle Shop of Horrors (Charleston Stage), Cabaret, Hair (What If? Productions), and Pippin (Midtown Productions).

Along with winning Charleston City Paper's Best Local Actress in 2017, Sarah has also been nominated for several awards including Best Performance of an Actress (Audio Verse Awards 2016), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Theater Charleston Awards 2013 & 2014), Outstanding Choreography (Theater Charleston Awards 2014), Best Choreography (SC Broadway World Awards 2014), and Best Local Actress (Charleston City Paper's Best of Awards 2018). To view some of her work and learn more, visit sarahcallahanblack.com

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Ellen Callahan
Co. Founder & Writer

Ellen is the co. founder of Curiouser Entertainment as well as the author of the "Enchanting Princess Storytime" stories! She carries a Doctorate Degree in teaching with over 20 years of experience teaching college, high school, and elementary school! Ellen has toured the country as a singer and a musician for the show band "Rich Mauro Review," and dance band "Fine Line Entertainment!" She is also a member of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges and a certified judge! Ellen loves to spend her free time with her beautiful horses and animals on her 20 acre farm!

John Black

Graphic Designer, Actor

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John is a Charleston-based actor who performs with several theater companies around Charleston including 34 West, and Village Rep.! Some of John's favorite credits include Philip Lombard in And Then There Were None, Ben Gunn in Treasure Island, Walter in Marjorie Prime, Saeed in Blood and Gifts, Martin in Seminar, Drew in Rock of Ages (Village Rep.), Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (Charleston Stage), Hanky in Moonshine County Christmas, and Charlie in I Got You Babe (34 West). John has been nominated for Best Local Actor for the Best of Charleston 2018 Awards and well as for the Broadway.com Awards!

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Jesse Black

Photographer

Jesse has been a known shutterbug for over a decade! His work has been featured in Charleston Magazine, and he has taken many promotional pictures for plays, musicals, and events in downtown Charleston, such as "Rock of Ages" (Village Rep.), "Dirty Blonde" and "Heathers: The Musical" (Footlight Players), and the 2018 & 2019 events "Plantasia Eve" for Charleston Horticultural Society.

Bailey Rose Gaines
Actor

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Bailey is a film student at Trident Technical College. She has recently taken part in several performances; Sense and Sensibility (Margaret/Anne Steel) at Threshold Repertory Theater, Heathers: The Musical (Ensemble), Singing in the Rain (Zelda Zanders), The Wedding Singer (Julia Gulia), and The Addams Family (Ensemble), at Footlight Players. In her free time, she loves to volunteer with the technical crew at Midtown Productions and play piano.

Olivia Gainey
Actor

Olivia is the 2020 Charleston City Paper Best of Charleston Best Local Actress! She is a Summerville native and enjoys performing in local musicals and plays around town. Some of her favorite roles include Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Rachel McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Judy Turner  in A Chorus Line, Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd (Flowertown Players), and Jim in Treasure Island  (Woolfe Street Playhouse). Some of her hobbies include singing, swing dance, guitar, and traveling to NYC to take in all the Broadway shows she can.  She has been with Curiouser Entertainment for over two years now now and hopes to continue to put smiles on faces with each and every character she portrays .

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Trinity Griffin is a Freshman at the College of Charleston majoring in Theatre (Performance). She has been involved in musical theatre for 5 years portraying roles such as: Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL, Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS, and Rachel in LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE. When she isn’t on stage singing her heart out and being dramatic, she’s at home... singing her heart out and being dramatic. Trinity is excited to turn children’s dreams and imaginations into reality!  

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Trinity Griffin

Actor

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Clancy Stauffer

actor

Clancy is a highschool senior who loves everything theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Maria Rainer (Sound of Music), Patty Di Marco (School of Rock), Mayzie La Bird (Seussical), Lily St. Regis (Annie), and Katherine Plumber (Newsies). When not doing musical theatre, she enjoyes singing while playing the piano, experimental cooking, and long walks. She loves kids and is thrilled to be working with Curiouser and being able to bring this magic to life!

Interested in joining our team?

If you're interested in becoming a performer with Curiouser Entertainment, please send a headshot, resume, and brief video of yourself singing or performing a monologue to curiouserentertainment@gmail.com!