Kendra Maness / Clariee



This is the second appearance on the Cutting Edge stage for Kendra Maness (Annelle). Kendra never envisioned herself as an actress; but she quickly became hooked after her acting debut as “Dirty Gertie” in the comedy/murder mystery “Murder Among Friends” in 2018, brilliantly directed by Suzanne Stymiest, aka, M’Lynn. Kendra’s day job as Editor and Publisher of Slidell Magazine has given her plenty of opportunities to cover the amazing productions from Cutting Edge and she is grateful to Suzanne and Brian Fontenot for taking the leap of faith and welcoming her onto the CE stage. Kendra is an avid and vocal arts advocate in the Slidell community and was honored to be a 2018 recipient of the prestigious BRAVO! Award from the Slidell Commission on the Arts (fellow recipients include Brian Fontenot and Richard Fuentes). On any given day, you can find Kendra, camera in hand, enjoying one of the many Slidell cultural or charitable events. Her favorite roles in life are off-stage — Mama to six dogs and a goat named Suzy, Friend to her wonderful and supportive besties, and Girlfriend to the greatest guy on earth.