Nancy Dawdry Penvose


I am originally from the North West of England. I grew up in a small village called Blacko, in the Pendle Valley in Lancashire. Made famous by its witch trials in the 17th century. I never dreamed that I would leave my homeland to come and live in the United States. But in 1993 my husband got a job offer for a two year assignment in America. The rest as they say is history.

I have a degree in Theatre from Nottingham University UK and have been actively involved in all aspects of theatre ever since. I have performed at Tipping Point, The Dio, Two Muses, Waterworks, and both The Snug & Riverbank theatres in Marine City. I am also a member of the Greenfield Village Actors Company at The Henry Ford. I also developed a puppet theatre company ‘Once Upon a Puppet’, which travels around Michigan and provides the experience of live performance through the art of puppetry to children.

I come from a family of fine artists. My Mum is a painter and my Dad a potter.( Check out their work at From an early age I would spend hours making stage sets from cardboard boxes using my Mum’s best bread knife. I would act out the movies I watched on a Saturday afternoon with my Sindy dolls. But it wasn’t until I left Secondary school an embarked on a Creative Arts Foundation course that I discovered my passion was for theatre. I have been working and learning my craft from that point forward. I am so excited to be part of this company and look forward to learning and exploring more with so many talented artists.

“In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.” ― Peter Brook.