Cast of A Christmas Carol (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 1, Fezziwig, Martha Cratchit, Man 2
Caitlin is a theater enthusiast and sometimes actor-playwright-choreographer-director, most often with pre-teens and in small local festivals. When not on stage, she puts her talents to use in the middle school classroom. This is her third production with the Food Bank Players.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
Child who sings, Belinda Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past
Samantha Montgomery, currently a high school English teacher, is excited to be returning to the stage! While she took a break from acting for a few years to focus on her teaching career, she previously participated in several shows both on and off-stage. Some of her favorite roles include Golde...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
Fan, Tiny Tim, Washerwoman
Kip Soucie is an embryologist, rock climber, and former (and now returning) theatre kid. This is her first time acting in a full run of shows since fifth grade, as her background is in technical theatre.more
Shayna Ann Howlett
Mrs. Fezziwig, Clara, Joe the rag picker
Shayna Ann Howlett is thrilled to work alongside the incredible Foodbank Players. Their prior performance credits include Harvey (Myrtle Mae) with The San Leandro Players; The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus) with Prague Shakespeare Company; Hamlet...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
Devon La Bar (Special Guest Performer)
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