Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream (in order of appearance) and Crew
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Robert Paine is the former artistic director and a founding member of Virago Theatre Co. He’s worked as an Actor, Puppeteer, Writer and Director. Originally from Portland, Oregon
As an actor Robert recently appeared as Dogberry in “Much Ado About Nothing” and with Rhythmix Cultural Works...more
Luis is very excited to return to the stage after several years absence. His training includes the ACT Summer Congress and an apprenticeship with the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, now known as the California Shakespeare Festival.
Stage experiences include appearances with the San...more
Jamie Olsen is thrilled to be making his debut with the Food Bank Players. A fan of Victorian dress, Jamie can't understand how the high-collared shirt, cravat, & top hat haven't come back into fashion. Bay Area audiences last saw Jamie as Alan Dangle in the Altarena Playhouse production of...more
Charity Lady 2, Belle, Man 1
Kate Rockwell is excited to take the stage for her second show with the Foodbank Players. After much cajoling from the director, Kate broke her 16 year hiatus from theater to play Guildenstern in Hamlet as the opportunity to be executed on stage by her high school English teacher was too good to...more
Sally Geary is thrilled to be in The Food Bank Players' production of "A Christmas Carol".
She has trained in improvisational skills and acting techniques with Diana Brown of the Leela Theatre in San Francisco.
Sally last appeared with the Player's in "Hamlet" in the roles Osric and...more
Mrs. Fezziwig, Clara, Joe the rag picker
Shayna Ann Howlett (they/them) is thrilled to work alongside the incredible Foodbank Players. They have previously appeared in the Foodbank Players' productions of A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig/Joe the Ragpicker/Clara) and Hamlet (The Gravedigger). Other performance credits include...more
Director of the show! And plays shopkeeper, Ghost of Christmas Future
Gene Kahane founded the foodbankplayers in order to support the vital work of the Alameda Food Bank, give local actors a chance to perform and because the stage in the Healing Garden called out to him one day. He is so deeply moved by everyone who has helped in so many ways: Tara as our first...more
Ghost of Christmas Future (for select performances)
Devon La Bar (They/Them) is incredibly excited to be back with The Foodbank Players. You may have seen them recently in The Foodbank Players' production of Hamlet, or Much Ado About Nothing, where they played Borachio. When they are not performing, Devon teaches musical theatre...more
Spirit of Christmas Present
Donna is thrilled to return to the Food Bank Players. Previously she was "Don Pedro" in Much Ado About Nothing. Donna is a member of Encore Players of Livermore where she performs, directs and organizes readers theater programs. She performs annually in melodramas with Sunol Repertory...more
Costumer for the show!
Quinn Gilchrist (she/her) is a bay area native and has returned to Alameda after studying theater in North Idaho. This is her second production with the Food Bank Players, having assistant directed Hamlet over the summer. Some of her other credits include directing A Permanent Image at North...more