Andrea Kersten as Jane

Acting in the role of Jane hits close to home for Andrea, who is currently embarking on what she hopes to be a long career in mental health services and psychology. Her start in theatre began by portraying nearly every young blonde fairy tale character on stage (Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Goldilocks), Andrea occasionally decides to act her age in roles such as “Emily” in The Meatgrinder and “Lilly” in Final Rewrite (both with Genesis Productions), “Shelby” in Steel Magnolias (Theatre One), “Emily” in Our Town (West Campus), and “Annie Sullivan” in The Miracle Worker (West Campus). She is a regular in the Sacramento Area Theatre scene and has received two Elly Awards for her work. She recently made the jump to film and can be seen in local films such as Breaking News and Plans, in addition to working as a background actor in the Netflix Original Show 13 Reasons Why. 

Colin Coate as Eli

Colin first discovered he wasn't properly vaccinated against the theater bug in high school when he got into his first show on a whim to impress a girl. He didn't get the girl but the infection became a disease and he has been treading the boards ever sense. Some of his favorite roles include: “Allen” in Play it Again Sam, “Max” in Lend me a Tenor, “Eddy” in Blood Brothers, “Billy” in The Cripple of Inishmaan, “Horton” in Seussical, “Sister Robert Anne” in Nunsense A-Men and “Romeo” in Romeo and Juliette. Colin would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this production (and assign equal blame) for catering to his affliction. Unless someone comes up with a cure soon he fully anticipates being on stage for many years to come.

I been with strangers all day and they treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.
— August Wilson (The Piano Lesson)

Jennifer  York as Rose

Jennifer is thrilled to be performing in Family Cabins.  She most recently performed in Rules of Law the sellout Legal drama by Ron Tochterman.  In the Sacramento area, she has also performed in Harvey (Sutter Street Theater), Murder by Membership Only (Free Fall Stage), A Murder is Announced (Mission Avenue Players) and Sylvia (Bob & Ro Productions). She has also done readings for the Playwright's Collaborative and was recently in the first public reading of The Porch by Karen Devaney.

Dan Cohen as David

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Dan was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and holds a degree in Acting from Thomas More College. Some of his favorite past roles include Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Horton in Seussical the Musical, Tateh in Ragtime, and most recently Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie. During the day, Dan works in the private aviation industry as the VP of Inside Sales at XOJET, He lives in Rosemont with his wife, Kasmira and their two border collies, Jasper and Jackson where he also practices photography, birding, and following various Cincinnati sports teams. Dan would extend special thanks to Irwin for this opportunity, and hopes everyone enjoys Family Cabins.