Cast of Romeo and Juliet

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Hi! My name is Frida and this is my first production with the food bank players. I’ve been in middle and high school productions, including Clueless, 12 Angry Jurors, and The Lion King. I love cats, hiking, and baking, and am excited to preform and help my local food bank!

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Hi! My name is Katya, and this is my first production with the Food Bank Players! I don’t have a lot of experience in acting, but I’m really excited to be a part of this play! I enjoy reading, hiking, and listening to music, and I work at a Ice cream shop.

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Jennifer is a lifelong performer, being an actor, singer, and musician. She has been playing flute for 30 plus years and singing for even longer. Music is a generational family tradition that she happily carries on.

Her love of Shakespeare started in middle school. As such, she was excited...

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Zoe is excited to make her Food Bank Players debut in Romeo and Juliet! She is a current sophomore at Bishop O'dowd High School, and frequently performs with Tomorrow Youth Repertory. Some of her favorite past roles were Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Rapunzel's Prince in Into The...

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Lady Capulet

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 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...

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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.

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Julian Hensley (they/he) will be playing Romeo here at the Food Bank Players production of Romeo and Juliet. You might recognize him from his shy and layerd as Seymour Krelborn in Little Shop of Horrors or saw him playing the boastful Ben Jonson in Las Positas Colleges run of The Book of Will...

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Anika is so excited to be a part of the Food Bank Player's production of Romeo and Juliet! She has been acting consistently for the last two years, participating in 12 Angry Jurors, She Kills Monsters, and the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at Alameda High School. She also enjoys filmmaking,...

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Emily is so excited to be part of this production, her first with the Foodbank Players. Some of her favorite previous roles include Mary Warren in The Crucible (CRT), Celia in As You Like It (CHS), Felicity in The Unfortunate Case of Mr Renfield (NDNU), and Lucy...

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Lord Capulet

Richard Robert Bunker is a Bay Area actor/director. Some of his favorite roles include playing, Lord Capulet at Sac Shakes Festival’s ROMEO AND JULIET, Petruchio at Sonoma Valley Shakespeare’s production of TAMING OF THE SHREW and Palarin at TheatreFirst’s production of BAGYÓ. His directing work...

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Kristina is a former child actor growing up in local companies such as: Kids Take The Stage, Alameda Children's Theatre, and Encinal High School. This is Kristina's first show in 10 years, and couldn't be more excited to be back on stage! When she is not on stage Kristina loves to serve as an...

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Friar Lawrence

Retired mechanical engineer/inventor turned voice-over artist for marketing videos & YouTube channels - model for music & industrial videos, marketing brochures & websites – play by play announcer - MC for charities - On stage: Words That Made The Difference - Much Ado About Nothing...

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Lady Montague

Lisa is excited to return to the Food Bank Players, having just played Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 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...

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Prince Escalus / Apothecary

Luis is glad to return for another Foodbank Players Production! He was previously seen as Theseus in last Spring's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

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

Martie Muldoon


Martie Muldoon is delighted to return to the Food Bank Players, where she was previously seen as Fairy in Midsummer Night’s Dream and Friar/Antonia in Much Ado About Nothing. Other recent roles include Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone, Randa in Savannah Sipping Society, Lampito in...


Producer and 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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House Manager

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of people. Although I don't have much experience in theater, 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...