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Meet the Cast – Julius Caesar, Pt. 5

Katherine Folsom – Soothsayer/Citizen 5

Born in San Jose, CA, Katherine started dancing at the age of three and became a teaching apprentice at the age of 13. She has been doing Musical theater choreography since 2002 for musicals such as THE MUSIC MAN; GREASE and EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. Some of her favorite major acting roles have been Robyn in GODSPELL, Marcy in 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and was nominated for an Elly award for the part of Snoopy in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. She received her professional dramatic acting training at The Pacific  Conservatory of Performing Arts, receiving the ‘Jan Severson Scholarship’ for excellence. And was cast in their professional regional theater’s productions of WHITE CHRISTMAS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. She returned to the Sacramento Area where she teaches dance full time. When she is not on stage, Katherine loves to skateboard and is featured in a new skateboard documentary, “N-Men: The Untold Story” that has been recently released.

Riley J Burke – Claudius

This is Riley’s fourth production with City Theatre (EMILA/Howard/Eve, EURYDICE/Orpheus, MACBETH/Murderer/Seyton) and they are so excited to be back for this year’s Sacramento Shakespeare Festival! RJ has also been involved in productions at the Folsom Lake College campus appearing in two Falcon’s Eye Theatre productions in the last year; CABARET/Ensemble and ANTIGONE/Ismene. Riley recently had the opportunity to be invited to be a part of the World Premiere of AN HONEST APOLOGY/Ella at Free Fall stage earlier this year and she will be participating in HELP ME/Stella with the company in August. RJ is originally from the Greater Bay Area and some early credits include: ALMOST MAINE/Sandrine, MIA/Immaculate, ANGEL STREET/Nancy, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE/Suzanne. RJ plans to study musical theatre well as continue exploring other theatre avenues such as stage management, directing and fight choreography.

Robert Espinosa – Metellus Cimber

This is Robert’s return to the stage after a long hiatus. He studied Theater Arts at San Francisco State University and has been in many productions, including GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS/Aaronow, MAJOR BARBARA/Undershaft, TARTUFFE/Damis, NOISES OFF/Lloyd Dallas, and KILLER’S HEAD/Mazon. When not traveling with his wife or spending time with his dog, Robert runs his dog daycare that he has owned and operated in downtown for over 15 years. But he is most excited about being part of a Sacramento Shakespeare Festival production and looks forward more shows with them in the future.

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