If you’re looking for an actress to play the snarky servant, the troubled older daughter, or the classic period ingenue in your next production, you’ve found her in Wesley Cady. Producers and directors insist on hiring her back again and again: since earning her MFA, she has been repeatedly cast in work with the Titan Theatre Company. In their latest production of A Christmas Carol, she showed her range playing Mrs. Cratchitt, Mrs. Dilber, and Sally, and just before that she showed her comedic depth as Dorine in Tartuffe.
One of the things that makes Wesley truly special is the training she has received all around the world. While earning her degrees, she also completed the MXAT (Moscow Art Theatre School) Program in Russia, and the Intercultural Immersion Program at the Mekar Bhuana Conservatory in Bali, giving her a worldly approach to her art. And here in the U.S., Wesley earned her MFA from Wayne State University, her BA from Hobart and William Smith Collages, and developed what has been described as “the voice of an angel” while in high school at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts.
Wesley can’t help but bring her considerable intelligence to the roles she plays. That intelligence, along with her empathy, made her performances stand out in such roles as Natalie in Next to Normal (Hilberry Theater) and Nina in Stupid F*cking Bird (Hilberry Theater). But don’t mistake that as an inability to have fun! Wesley also received high praise for her work playing Janet van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone (Smith Opera House).
When she’s not acting, Wesley has also been known as an excellent softball player. In high school she played in no fewer than three different leagues at the same time; in her junior year, she was ranked as one of the top five softball pitchers in all of New York City. As an adult, she has pivoted her athleticism into social dance and aerial work. And when resting from all of that, she is a huge “adorkable” nerd who can “literally quote all of Galaxy Quest.”
Due to COVID-19, Wesley’s original summer contracts to be the lead teacher and perform in three shows with Hope Summer Repertory were cancelled. However, she was just made a member of the resident company at Titan Theatre Co., and she looks forward to getting back to performing with them when the crisis has passed.