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.

Meet Andrea

Shane Burrows as Eli

Shane Burrows, a Sacramento native, is thrilled to be a part of Howe Avenue Theatre’s first production. He recently performed at Sutter Street Theatre in You Can’t Take It With You as “Tony Kirby”. You may also remember him at Sutter Street as “The Emperor” in The Emperor’s New Clothes, which earned him his first Elly nomination. Some of his favorite credits include “Schmendiman” in Picasso at the Lapine Agile at Resurrection Theatre and “Alex” in The Little Dog Laughed at Closet Door Theatre, where he bared it all. In addition, he has been in a number of independent films and local film festivals, been a guest actor on Discovery Channel’s I (Almost) Got Away With It and featured on Christina Aguilera’s album Back To Basics. Shane would like to extend his love to his fellow cast mates, the crew, and all his friends and family who support his passion for the performing arts.

Meet Shane


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

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.