Cast of As You Like It

The Cast of As You Like It (in order of appearance)

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Orlando, Fight Choreographer

This marks Cory's third production with the Foodbank Players, having previously played Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and served as Fight Choreographer for MACBETH.

Cory is an actor, comedian, and musician who grew up in the Bay Area. He graduated with a BFA in Acting from The...

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This is Fran’s second show with The Foodbank Players. She is so happy to be working again with cast members from last year's A Christmas Carol, and making new friends in this hard working troupe.

When she’s not at the theater, Fran is a Quality Assurance consultant in the pharmaceutical...

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Paul Bisesi is excited to make his debut with the Food Bank Players and help raise money for the cause! Recent credits include Rutherford Selig in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Lower Bottom Playaz), Zac Connor in Kudzu 2012 (BAM House), Attorney Greenburg in the...

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Charles / Amiens

Hannah has never acted in her life and is choosing to face her fears on the big stage at the healing garden! If you boo she will cry.

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Torey Bookstein is thrilled to be making her first appearance with the Foodbank Players. Torey trained at the Jacques Thibaud Conservatory of Music, in Bordeaux, France, as well as with the theater schools at both Berkeley Rep and S.F. A.C.T. Torey has also written, produced, and directed seven...

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Previously seen in The Foodbank Player's production of Macbeth playing Malcolm last April.

Kelsey Goeres is an actor and improviser from the central coast of California, where she began her theater career at PCPA. With a musical theater scholarship, she received her bachelor’s degree in...

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Jenifer is returning after playing Lennox in last April's production of Macbeth.

She is grateful for the opportunity to get back to doing what she loves and helping a great cause!


Le Beau

Ben is returning to The Foodbank Players after playing Banquo in last April's production of Macbeth

Before Macbeth, he has previous acting experience at West Valley College in Saratoga, but has been away from the stage for the better part of a decade. Some shows he has been involved with...

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Le Beau (performing 7/7 and 7/20)

Karin is a writer for the Alameda Post and a dance instructor at the Alameda Ballet Academy. She has performed with Alameda Civic Ballet, Berkeley City Ballet, and Omega West Dance Company. She began acting as an understudy during FBP's production of Macbeth and is excited to return as...

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Duke Frederick

Jennifer is happy to be returning to the stage for her 4th food bank player production, having provided flute music for romeo and juliet, singing for A Christmas Carol, and recently provided a healthy dose of fear in macbeth.

She is a lifetime performer, starting with dance as a child,...

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Duke Senior

Maya is excited to be in her first production with The Foodbank Players. She recently performed the role of Mrs. Webb in Our Town with Pinole Community Players. Before that, she was in Clayton Theatre Company’s But Why Bump Off Barnaby, Pittsburg Theatre Company’s Ah, Wilderness!, Orinda...

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Ronnie is thrilled to be a part of this extraordinarily enthusiastic ensemble; performing the “bucket-list” role of Jaques.

This has been a busy year; first he portrayed the super “Bond Villain”, Ivan Smirnoff in BILLY with Theatre Rhinoceros (which is coming back later this year). Then...

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Recently, Bill appeared as King Duncan and Doctor in last April's production of Macbeth

Retired mechanical engineer/inventor turned voice-over artist for marketing videos & YouTube channels - model for music & industrial videos, marketing brochures & websites – play by play...

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Aaron is returning to The Foodbank Players after playing Fleance and Macduff's son in last April's production of Macbeth.

He's a student at CCJDS. Other roles include The Gingerbread Witch in Hansel & Gretel, Horace Blowtell in Sherlock Holmes, and Agustus Gloop in Willy Wonka Jr. with...

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Kate's previous roles with the Foodbank Players was as Fan and Alexa in last December's Production of A Christmas Carol.

Kate Rockwell is excited to take the stage for an additional show with the Foodbank Players. After much cajoling from the director, Kate broke her 16...

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Sophie the Sheep

Kristina is returning to the stage for an unBAAAHlievable performance as a sweet talking sheep. It has been one of her FURever dreams to be an actress. Thank you Gene for this BAAAHportunity and Baaahrightening the community with theater. Kristina hopes everyone enjoys the show and all cast...


The Lion/Producer/Director of the show

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...

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Stage Manager

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of people. I have always been fascinated by how a production comes to life. My passion lies in the costumes that bring the characters to life. I designed the costumes for Alameda High School's productions of Radium Girls and The 25th Annual...