Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream


Producer of the show! And plays Nick Bottom - Pyramus

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...


Petra Quince - Narrator

Sally Geary was last seen 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 the...

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Snug The Joiner - Lion, Mustardseed


Francis Flute - Thisbe, Peaseblossom

Kip Soucie is an embryologist, rock climber, and former (and now returning) theatre kid. She was previously seen playing the role of Tiny Tim in The Foodbank Players’ production of A Christmas Carol last December.

This is her second time acting in a full run of shows since fifth...

David Weiner

Snout the Tinker/Moth the Fairy

David is exciting to join the cast of the show and be part of this terrific cast. He has been in plays from Point Richmond to San Leandro and feels that Alameda is his home away from home as he was in several musicals with Alameda Civic Light Opera. Some of his favorite roles are Grand Father...

Kristen Peck

Robin Starveling - Moonshine Cobweb

“I’ve always enjoyed storytelling in all its forms, and I love the challenges live performance presents.” - Kristen Peck (She/ Her/ They)

Kristen Peck is making her first debut on stage since high school. Her most memorable performances were as Dandelion in Alice In Wonderland and in a...

Benji Carver


Benji Carver was born and raised in the backwoods of the Silicon Valley near Morgan Hill, California. Really if you know the town of Coyote. Benji has traveled across the United States on many road trips and back packed through Europe. He has worked in Mexico and the United States of A, filming...

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Bill is glad to return for another Foodbank Players Production! He was previously seen as Jacob Marley in the last December's A Christmas Carol.

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Lisa Appleyard


Lisa is excited to return to the Food Bank Players, having played Gertrude in Hamlet, last Summer, and Kate in Sylvia, their first production. Locally she has been seen in five shows at the Altarena: Cabaret, Chicago, The Savannah Sipping Society, La Cage Aux Folles, and Ruthless. She has been...

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Luis is glad to return for another Foodbank Players Production! He was previously seen as Bob Cratchit in last December's A Christmas Carol.

His training includes the ACT Summer Congress and an apprenticeship with the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, now known as the California...

Martie Muldoon


Martie Muldoon is delighted to return to the Food Bank Players, where she was last seen as Friar/Antonia in Much Ado About Nothing. Since then she has directed (Guys and Dolls), designed props (Livermore Shakes), and preformed (Jake’s Women, Murder on the Orient Express, Lysistrata, Savannah...

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First Fairy

Donna Blevins loves being part of the creative Food Bank Players. As a non-musical mortal, she is being challenged to add music to her Fairy scenes. Previously she was Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing and Spirit of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol. Donna also performs...



Jamie Olsen is happy to return to the Food Bank Players for A Midsummer Night's Dream after having played Fred in December's production of A Christmas Carol. A believer that there is more to our reality than meets the eye, Jamie hopes that the nature spirits are pleased by our efforts. Bay Area...

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Jennifer Orlick is originally from Los Angeles and now calls the Bay Area home. This is her first performance with the Food Bank Players. She performson Sunday evenings with Comedy Sportz Minor League in San José and performed with some of the cast previously in Words that Made a Difference, a...

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Kenneth Matis is excited to be performing in his third production for the Alameda Food Bank Players. Previously, he's had roles throughout the Bay Area from Marin to Half Moon Bay with the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley to Ross Valley Players. Most recently, he played Charles Condomine for San...

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Karen Buchanan is grateful to be cast in another Foodbank Players production with such a talented group of fellow actors. Playing the role of Ursula in last year’s Foodbank Players production of Much Ado About Nothing was her first ever community theater acting experience, soon followed by a...



Anna L. Joham, an award-winning actress and singer, is thrilled to be back with the Food Bank Players playing another one of her dream roles. Anna first fell in love with Midsummer when she saw it at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the production left an impact and she has always wanted to play...



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...

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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 and Shakespeare...

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Changeling Child

As a Bay Area baby, Scout has been in a handful of school and local productions. His role in Midsummer will mark his 3rd performance in a Food Bank Players production. When not involved in theatre, Scout enjoys honing his musical talents on piano and indulging himself with television. After...

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Director of the show!

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.

Most recently, he played Ebenezer Scrooge in the Foodbank Players production of a Christmas Carol last...

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Intimacy Coordinator

Heather Ondersma is thrilled to be working with AFB Players for the first time! Heather has worked as an intimacy coordinator/director on independent features, short films and theatre productions. She has lived/worked in North America, Asia, and Europe. Her specialties include...

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Stage Managerr for the show!

Quinn Gilchrist (she/her) is a Bay Area native and studied Theatre at North Idaho College. This is her third production with the Food Bank Players, having assistant directed Hamlet and making a brief appearance in Christmas Carol as the Butcher. Some of her other credits include directing A...

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House Manager

Abigail (Abbie) Keep found her love of stage work at Encinal High School as a crew member, props manager and stage manager on musical productions. She did some set building at Humboldt State University while working on her bachelor's degree in anthropology. While theater is wonderful fun her...