Safe At Home Program
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Meet The Cast
George Hillman is honored to have the opportunity to bring this show to everyone and the wonderful story of Jackie Robinson to the stage. George was previously seen in American River College’s production of Spring Awakening and The Voice of the Prairie at The Stage at Burke junction. He hopes all who watch Safe at Home leave feeling inspired to go after their dreams.
Coleman (also plays Singer # 2, Clyde Sukeforth, & Second Reporter)
Peter is so excited for his first show with Valkyrie! Peter studied theater at UC Berkeley and has performed in a variety of roles locally including Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Rise Up's Assassins and Princeton in Rise Up’s Avenue Q. Having now joined Rise Up Theatre's board, he's proud to be a part of building up the local theatre community.
Kyra Jeshon James
Mallie Robinson (also plays Singer # 4, Black Woman
Kyra JeShon Singer, Writer, Actress, began her love for performing arts at a tender age with a supporting appearance alongside Angela Bassett in Equal Justice.
Her live theatre endeavors began with "Kids Time" which landed her a role in the Bacchai. She enjoyed being a part of Grease, Guys and Dolls, and Bye Bye Birdie as well as local films. She has since spent her time building a beautiful family, a wife and mother.
Drill Instructor (also plays Scout, First Reporter, Umpire & George Sisler)
This is Kyle’s Eleventh play and first play since 2019. He is a native of San Diego, CA and moved to the Sacramento area. Prior to acting, he was a United States Marine (2010-2015), served two operational deployments to Afghanistan (2012, 2014) and served in the US Marine Reserves for a year in 2018. His previous credits include Talk Radio (Kent), The 39 Steps (Scottish Inspector and other roles), Cinderella: The Panto (Kourtni), Snow White (The Huntsman), A View from the Bridge (Marco) and Our Country’s Good (Ralph Clark). Other credits include Sutter Street Theater's Production of The Unexpected Guest (Major General Ferrar) and Our Town (Constable Warren) as well as The Acting Company's production of It's A Wonderful Life (George Bailey).
Rachel Robinson (also plays teacher & Singer #1 )
Chelsee is excited to be cast in this wonderful play about an important moment in history, and grateful to have another opportunity to work with Women’s Theatre Collective. She grew up watching musicals with her mom and has always wanted to be in a play. In April 2023, her aunt Pam encouraged her to audition for her first play and this special performance marks number four! Chelsee would like to thank her family for always encouraging her to do what she loves!
The Storyteller (also plays Branch Rickey, Milton N. Renegar, & the Judge)
James' previous credits include Vanya (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), George (Moon Over Buffalo), Trigorin (The Seagull), Loveborg (Hedda Gabler), Holloman (Lawerence and Holloman), Dr. Seward/Renfield (Dracula), and Grumio, Taming of the Shrew. He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama and trained with Sam Kogan, Philippe Gaulier, and Misha Usov. He recently played Moby Dick at the West Sacramento Black Box Theatre.
Sid (Also plays Singer # 3, & Black Ball Player)
As an Ordained Pastor, Judah has served the Sacramento Region in full time ministry for the last 10+ years. Currently, he serves as the Young Adults, Online Campus and one of the Teaching Pastors at Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville, CA. Judah's faith journey has fueled a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and brought him to the Equity & Wellness Institute as a Community Engagement Consultant & Training Specialist In his free time, Judah enjoys performing in theatre shows like The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), In The Heights (Benny), and The Little Mermaid (Sebastian). He also enjoys hiking, traveling (30+ different countries), and spending time with his Boxer-Mastiff Pup. Judah extends his gratitude to Alison, Brayden and the entire cast and crew for allowing him to do what he loves!
Meet The Creative Team
Alison Gilbreath - Director
Alison gained her BA Honors in theatre practice from Guildford School of Acting. She worked for 25 years in London as a Professional Equity Actress and co-founded a UK based theatre company that focused on reading literature. She has performed and produced at the Edinburgh, Amsterdam , New York and Moscow Theatre Festivals. Her recent directing credits include Emilia for Women's Theatre Collective where she won Broadway Word Sacramento's Best Director Award.
Lisa Dillon - Choreographer
Lisa Dillon is a Director/Choreographer in the Sacramento Area with a background in dance. Recent credit includes Little Mermaid Jr, Xanadu and Mama Mia at Sacramento Theatre Company and Emilia for Valkyrie Theatre and the Women’s Theatre Collective.
Brayden Plumb - Musical Director
Brayden is a passionate and dedicated vocal director with a diverse background in Musical Theatre. Currently pursuing an A.A. in Theatre Arts at American River College in Sacramento, he has developed a strong foundation in the various aspects of theatrical production, including but not limited to sound design, stagecraft, vocal directing, directing, and acting. He has 6 years of experience in Musical Theatre acting, portraying a wide range of roles. He understands the importance of storytelling through song from his years of acting on the stage, and how to act through your singing. Along with four years of choral experience, one of which working in a small Madrigal style choir, he understands the importance of harmony, and how to hold your part and sing strongly and cohesively in an ensemble group.
Amber Mason - Stage Manager
Amber has been stage managing for the local theatre community since 2019 and is grateful to be part of such a heartfelt show. Credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (ARC), Evil Dead: The Musical ‘21, ‘22, ‘23 (SST) and Something Rotten (RCT). In her spare time she enjoys tinkering on new projects and working as an Event Technician for ShowBiz Event Lighting. Amber would like to thank this spectacular cast and crew, and a special shout out to her parents for always supporting her!
Ryver Reid - Assistant Stage Manager
Dallen Eubanks - Lights and Sound
Ryver is so excited to be assistant stage manager for Safe at Home! She has been performing for over 3 years, with her favorite role being the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. She dreams of continuing to act and hopes her acting journey will one day take her to Broadway. A shout-out to the wonderful cast and crew! She has loved working with you guys. Now on with the show!
Karma Matthews - Costumer
Karma is very grateful for the experience of working on “Safe at Home: The Jackie Robinson Story”. She is currently a student at American River College pursuing a degree in technical theater with a focus on costuming. The past few summers she has worked at Music Circus in the costume and wardrobe departments. She can also occasionally be seen on stage, most recently playing Fräulein Kost in “Cabaret” at Sutter Street Theater.
Dallen is a junior at Bella Vista High School. He is working as the sound and lights technician for this production. Dallen loves theater and performing and hopes you enjoy the show!
Special Thank you to:
Shayne and Marc Reid
Anthony D'Juan - Writer
Anthony D'Juan is a Sacramento, California playwright/director who has been active since 1996. He served as assistant & protégé to Ed Claudio from 1997-2005. Playwriting credits include THEORY OF THE DREAM, SAFE AT HOME: THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE, MEN IN RIFFS, 3: BLACK GIRL BLUES (with Danielle Mone’ Truitt), THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED, THE PURVEYORS, US & THE REST OF ‘EM, BIRDMOCKING and ANY’PERSON. Directing credits include SUBURBIA, OTHELLO, FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (THE MUSICAL), ENDGAME (Best Drama, 2004), BASH, OUR TOWN, THE SEAGULL, THE DUMB WAITER, A TIGER WITHOUT MERCY (world premier), BOOTYCANDY & SKELTON CREW (both at Big Idea Theater), THE MOUNTAINTOP, PASS OVER & THE ROYALE (all three at Capital Stage), TOPDOG/UNDERDOG & DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (both at Celebration Arts Theater) and 3: BLACK GIRL BLUES (the Sophia, Home of B Street Theater).