After years performing original comedy in live theaters around Northern California,
American Dream Players began, in 2014, to produce shows specifically for radio theater.
Our cast includes seasoned actors, professional musicians and writers able to create stories
that make audiences laugh with recognition as, together, we process the human experience.
We record in a professional audio multi-track studio, with state of the art sound effects capabilities.
If you enjoy funny, original stories that help reveal where we've been and where we're
going as we manage to laugh both at and with ourselves, please join us for the ride!
As we continue to create new programs, we invite public radio stations to host
a story or a series and welcome you to share our website with your network.
Introducing Our Players
Janey comes from a New England family of more serious published writers - two sisters, a brother and father, who nonetheless seem to appreciate her zanier approach to the written word. After years working and touring in live theater and puppetry, Janey finds that writing radio pieces for this particular group is what gets her out of bed in the morning - especially comedy!
A New Jersey native, Michael studied philosophy in college in Boston, then moved to the West Coast, where he experienced a career shift to boilermaker working on ships at San Francisco's Hunter's Point. A later career shift led to acting - possibly an inheritance from his grandfather, a vaudeville street performer in NYC. Michael particularly loves playing the more eccentric characters in our stories.
Born on April Fool's Day in New York City many moons ago, Marc began his theater career as"Mean Mister Tooth Decay" in fourth grade. He later went on to portray the sinister Cardinal in "The Duchess of Malfi", 'Caliban' in "The Tempest' for the Valley of the Moon Players, the burglar in "Noises Off" in Monte Rio, Ca.,and the very down-to-earth drummer, 'Styx', for American Dream Players' "Hot Rocks" radio series. Marc's fine bass voice has portrayed many other characters both onstage and in The Players' radio productions.
Born near Chicago, Illinois, Roxanne
was surrounded by Pentecostal and Puerto Rican neighbors. The storytelling, music and food of the different cultures she grew up with, made a lasting impression, and drew her to theatre arts. Love of theatre was postponed: A family was raised, alongside a corporate career
in the natural products industry.
Backyard herbalism, landscaping, and creating stories with accompanying illustrations, were sustenance prior to her first acting gig. Member of the ADP for the past five years, Roxanne feels her dream of acting has now come true.
Watch out for the Quiet Ones!
Cheryl enjoys showing off her creative side when she can. As a youngster she often entertained her friends and family with foreign accents and famous impressions, a real ham at heart!…with plans for a creative life ahead. She looks forward to doing more creative projects when she retires from her Nursing career.
Having performed stand-up comedy through the nineteen-seventies, Steve continued to perfect his skills in the eighties as actor, musician, tap dancer and set designer, while also writing songs and touring with the band Air Whale. When the group disbanded, Steve continued as an actor, taking on many roles in film, radio and live theater productions.