The Weir Cast

ericEric O’Connor – Jack

 Eric is about as Irish as you can get. Born and raised in Cork city, Ireland he has been acting since high school, playing such well known parts as Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music and Fagin in Oliver.

Since moving to Canada 25 years ago, he has been working with the Metro Theatre in Vancouver and TQ’s Dinner theatre in Surrey.

Last year Eric worked with Standing Room Only Theatre as a singer and guitarist for the Celtic Festival and this year he is delighted to be back again, this time as an actor, tapping into his Irish roots in a truly unusual but wonderful project!

spenserSpenser Dunlop – Brendan

Spenser has been performing in Vancouver for just over 3 years. Its fair to say Spenser is a performance junkie. If it involves a stage and an audience, Spenser has probably done it. He has done Stand-up comedy all over Vancouver. He performed and taught improv theatre. Most recently, he played Banquo in Crooked Teeth Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth. He is so excited to be a part of The Weir and the CelticFest Vancouver. He is looking forward to getting in touch with his Irish side. He hopes you have as much fun watching the The Weir as much as he does being in it.

Nathan Kelly 2013-10-19 - Jersey (14)aNate Kelly – Jim

Nate is honoured to be working on Standing Room’s inaugural performance in the Vancouver CelticFest, after recently rededicating himself to performance. A Student of Vancouver Acting School’s “Stand-up, Sketch and Improvisational Comedy Showcase”, Nate has been thrilled to part-take in a more dramatic turn here, albeit with bits of light shining through. Recently in Resounding Scream Theatre’s “Listen to Me” and A bit cameo in the feature film “After Film School” Nathan is hoping to expand his portfolio with work in all walks of acting.

Mike-3Michael Stewart- Finbar

A graduate of the acting for film and television intensive at Vacouver Acting School, Michael has performed in a number of productions both on-stage and on-screen. His latest credits include Psyche Theatre’s production of Wajdi Mouawads’s “Dreams” and Aenigma Theatre’s production of Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit.” Michael is also avid in the film world, most recently for starring in feature films “Interspecies Dating” and “When the Wheels fall off” both set for release in 2015. Michael is excited about SRO’s production of Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” and hopes to continue growing as an artist and a storyteller. 

DSC_2332editwebKeara Barnes- Valerie

Keara is an actor, writer and co-founder of Standing Room Only Theatre. Recent acting credits include Hug (2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), TheMikado, The Hollow (Metro Theatre), Waiting for Ghostbusters (Genus Theatre). She has worked as a reviewer for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is also a blogger and coordinator for The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she holds a BFA in Theatre from The University of Victoria and also trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. She worked for the Abbey Theatre, The National Theatre of Ireland, for three years and has also lived in England and Australia. She blogs about her two passions, theatre and travel at and you can also check out her website