About Us


Who We Are

Tamra Paselk

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Tamra is a graduate of the William Esper Studio of Acting and a wanna-be comedian. Her credits date back to … well, they date back and have their roots in opera. She has been seen on stages internationally but enjoys an interactive, intimate theatre experience more than anything else excepting ice cream. Tamra recently made her cabaret debut at Don’t Tell Mama NYC in  Awkward, a woman’s reflection on the comedic realities of grief. Currently, Shiyr is producing her original web series, Chronicles of a BLEEP Year Old Woman, a work that was developed in Costa Rica with Alaine Alldaffer of Playwrights Horizons

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Douglas Rizzo Johnson


Douglas recently studied with William Esper and graduated from the two year intensive at the William Esper Studio. He is also a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School's Conservatory Program in New York in addition to David Mamet's Master Class in Los Angeles. He was last seen as Mr. Lunn in a Shiyr production of GB Shaw’s Overruled. 

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In April, we brought back one of our very favorites by George Bernard Shaw. Always the crowd favorite, we were received by sold out and happy crowds at Papillon Bistro & Bar. The brilliance of Shaw never ceases to amaze and, as you may know, we're doing this show around town in homes near you! Shoot us an email at info@shiyr.org for more information!


Kelsey Claire

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Kelsey is originally from South Carolina and studied at the William Esper Studio. She now wears numerous hats in the film and theater world of NYC. Acting credits include Off-Broadway, film, and new media productions. Directing credits include "Good Mourning", a half-hour pilot by John Peña Griswold, "Breaking Up" by Michael Christopher, "Not Even The Good Things" by Joseph Scott Ford, and her original short play, "Hot Air ". As a producer she is one half of Victress, and one third of the team at Shiyr Productions.

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