Meet the Dreamstreet Cast Members

 

Idris Alston

My name is Idris, which is Arabic for Teacher. I love to dance.  I have been dancing since I was little. I went to school in Brooklyn, NY where I graduated from Brooklyn OTC. I have worked for Project Sweep of Midwood Development Company since I graduated High School and I love it.  I keep Brooklyn clean everyday.  I have been involved in the theatre of dreams since the beginning, with our dear Karuna. I will keep dancing for her, because I know she is watching me.

Kristine Samuel I was born on May 23 1986 in Poland. I enjoy singing and dancing and acting and have been a proud member of DreamStreet for 15 years.

Kristine Samuel

I was born on May 23 1986 in Poland. I enjoy singing and dancing and acting and have been a proud member of DreamStreet for 15 years.

Paul DeVincenzo My name is Paul and I am in my tenth year with DreamStreet.  I also take acting classes and perform with CO/LAB theater group and am working toward becoming a pop culture TV star.

Paul DeVincenzo

My name is Paul and I am in my tenth year with DreamStreet.  I also take acting classes and perform with CO/LAB theater group and am working toward becoming a pop culture TV star.

 
Kendra Rose Smith I like to be part of DreamStreet and most of all I like to dance.  I LOVE hip hop.  I have been in Dreamstreet for many years and have been in a lot of shows.  I have been the main dancer in a lot of hip hop dances and I choreographed my own dance moves for me and my crew.

Kendra Rose Smith

I like to be part of DreamStreet and most of all I like to dance.  I LOVE hip hop.  I have been in Dreamstreet for many years and have been in a lot of shows.  I have been the main dancer in a lot of hip hop dances and I choreographed my own dance moves for me and my crew.

Yasha Kaminer I joined Dreamstreet Acting Company in 2010. All my acting activities help me to come up with ideas for writing my own plays and develop my imagination. I am truly grateful to have so many wonderful and gifted friends and take lessons from such amazing teachers.

Yasha Kaminer

I joined Dreamstreet Acting Company in 2010. All my acting activities help me to come up with ideas for writing my own plays and develop my imagination. I am truly grateful to have so many wonderful and gifted friends and take lessons from such amazing teachers.

Lori Bolstad I'm Lori Balstad! I was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  I’m 26 years old.  I am newer to DreamStreet, it has been an awesome, amazing, terrific time.  The people are truly remarkable, and the teachers are caring, loving, fun, supportive, good hearted and encouraging. DreamStreet is one of my favorite places to be.  I am proud to call them my second family.

Lori Bolstad

I'm Lori Balstad! I was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  I’m 26 years old.  I am newer to DreamStreet, it has been an awesome, amazing, terrific time.  The people are truly remarkable, and the teachers are caring, loving, fun, supportive, good hearted and encouraging. DreamStreet is one of my favorite places to be.  I am proud to call them my second family.

 
Mikey Lorch I am Mikey Lorch and I have been a member of the DreamStreet troupe for the past 7 years. I am very thankful for the opportunity to benefit from this enriching experience.  I have also appeared as “Little Blue” in the Identity Theater production of Cinderella, in the Y Arts productions of Beauty and the Beast and The King and I, among others.

Mikey Lorch

I am Mikey Lorch and I have been a member of the DreamStreet troupe for the past 7 years. I am very thankful for the opportunity to benefit from this enriching experience.  I have also appeared as “Little Blue” in the Identity Theater production of Cinderella, in the Y Arts productions of Beauty and the Beast and The King and I, among others.

Leanise Alianca-Salas I was born on July 9, 1985.  I share the same birthday with the talented actor Tom Hanks.  I love acting, singing, dance and art.  I attended the Bishop Ford High School program for students with special needs and have been involved with DreamStreet for 4 years so far.  DreamStreet provides me with a great opportunity to express myself.  Being able to learn and have fun with my friends is fabulous.  I attend the Guild for Exceptional People.

Leanise Alianca-Salas

I was born on July 9, 1985.  I share the same birthday with the talented actor Tom Hanks.  I love acting, singing, dance and art.  I attended the Bishop Ford High School program for students with special needs and have been involved with DreamStreet for 4 years so far.  DreamStreet provides me with a great opportunity to express myself.  Being able to learn and have fun with my friends is fabulous.  I attend the Guild for Exceptional People.

Mary Kate Graham Mary Kate Graham is my name and this is who I am. I was born in Brooklyn, but not last night. It was April 4, 1974, I share my birthday with Maya Angelou, a famous writer/poet. She wrote "Phenomenal Woman That's ME." When I perform and say that poem, I always say “that's me” with great enthusiasm. I've been involved with DreamStreet since it began and I grew up here. I would like to dedicate this to the memory of Karuna Heisler, my very special clown.

Mary Kate Graham

Mary Kate Graham is my name and this is who I am. I was born in Brooklyn, but not last night. It was April 4, 1974, I share my birthday with Maya Angelou, a famous writer/poet. She wrote "Phenomenal Woman That's ME." When I perform and say that poem, I always say “that's me” with great enthusiasm. I've been involved with DreamStreet since it began and I grew up here. I would like to dedicate this to the memory of Karuna Heisler, my very special clown.

 
Joe Orban I am Joseph Orban, This is my fifth year at DreamStreet. It has been very challenging, but the hard work has always leads to a lot of fun! So far, I'm loving it! It's my first time playing a girl, after all! I also attend CO/LAB Musical Theater Group and Daniel's Music Foundation. I love all the genre's of theater. I also enjoy participating with the Rockaway Special Athletes. So get out there and get your head in the game!

Joe Orban

I am Joseph Orban, This is my fifth year at DreamStreet. It has been very challenging, but the hard work has always leads to a lot of fun! So far, I'm loving it! It's my first time playing a girl, after all! I also attend CO/LAB Musical Theater Group and Daniel's Music Foundation. I love all the genre's of theater. I also enjoy participating with the Rockaway Special Athletes. So get out there and get your head in the game!

Safia Al-Rawi Hi my name is Safia Al-Rawi.  I go to Kings Borough Community College in Brooklyn. I have had many theatre experiences through Sharing the Arts in NJ. I have been in a lot plays. I also took many dance classes for 15 years. I really enjoyed it. I was grateful to be sheila in Return of the Wild Things and the news caster in Radio Dreamin' for DreamStreet. I am having a good year this year. I want to thank my mom for letting me participate  and I am very happy.

Safia Al-Rawi

Hi my name is Safia Al-Rawi.  I go to Kings Borough Community College in Brooklyn. I have had many theatre experiences through Sharing the Arts in NJ. I have been in a lot plays. I also took many dance classes for 15 years. I really enjoyed it. I was grateful to be sheila in Return of the Wild Things and the news caster in Radio Dreamin' for DreamStreet. I am having a good year this year. I want to thank my mom for letting me participate  and I am very happy.

Frank Argano My name is Frank Argano and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I love to read and write poetry and rap lyrics.  I love to sing and have also been in Rent (Roger) and Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit).  I have been a part of DreamStreet for a year now and since I've been here I’ve learned to strive for bigger and better things and show no fear doing them.  Most of all, I feel better about myself because I never would have been able to do this before since I was too shy to try.

Frank Argano

My name is Frank Argano and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I love to read and write poetry and rap lyrics.  I love to sing and have also been in Rent (Roger) and Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit).  I have been a part of DreamStreet for a year now and since I've been here I’ve learned to strive for bigger and better things and show no fear doing them.  Most of all, I feel better about myself because I never would have been able to do this before since I was too shy to try.

 
Nicole Funaro I am Nicole Funaro, I am 39 years old. I love to act and be with friends because they make me feel good about myself.  I work at Brooklyn College doing maintenance work.   I have been in many performances with Karuna Heisler, and was part of the very first DreamStreet cast.  I am excited to back with DreamStreet this year. I am proud to share this show with my family and all all my fans in the audience.  I'd like to dedicate this performance to my mom and dad.

Nicole Funaro

I am Nicole Funaro, I am 39 years old. I love to act and be with friends because they make me feel good about myself.  I work at Brooklyn College doing maintenance work.   I have been in many performances with Karuna Heisler, and was part of the very first DreamStreet cast.  I am excited to back with DreamStreet this year. I am proud to share this show with my family and all all my fans in the audience.  I'd like to dedicate this performance to my mom and dad.

Bakari Williams Hello, my name is Bakari Williams.  I am 23 years old and I was born under the sign of Libra. I love music, especially Chris Brown and Ariana  Grande. I took drama classes at ECLC, my former school, and played Chad in High School Musical. I'm always seeking new friendships and experiences.  My goal in life is to spread joy and make people laugh. Special thanks to my mom who always supports my dreams.  I look forward to other acting roles and hope to get my driver's license and go to college!

Bakari Williams

Hello, my name is Bakari Williams.  I am 23 years old and I was born under the sign of Libra. I love music, especially Chris Brown and Ariana  Grande. I took drama classes at ECLC, my former school, and played Chad in High School Musical. I'm always seeking new friendships and experiences.  My goal in life is to spread joy and make people laugh. Special thanks to my mom who always supports my dreams.  I look forward to other acting roles and hope to get my driver's license and go to college!

Tahirah Jones My name is Tahirah Jones and I am 24 years old. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Along with singing, I love to dance. Getting my nails done is something I do to feel pretty.  I love accessories - such as earrings, bangles, headbands, and hats. I like learning about history and science. In my free time, I watch TV and listen to music on the computer. My favorite types of music are hip-hop, reggae, and gospel. I love traveling to the Caribbean and going for walks exploring my neighborhood.

Tahirah Jones

My name is Tahirah Jones and I am 24 years old. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Along with singing, I love to dance. Getting my nails done is something I do to feel pretty.  I love accessories - such as earrings, bangles, headbands, and hats. I like learning about history and science. In my free time, I watch TV and listen to music on the computer. My favorite types of music are hip-hop, reggae, and gospel. I love traveling to the Caribbean and going for walks exploring my neighborhood.

Farhad Cassidy I am Farhad Cassidy, I am 20 years old I live with my mom and my two younger sisters in Brooklyn. 20 years ago I was born to Suzanna and Gorky Rahman.  We lived in Brooklyn until I was 8. Then, we moved to beautiful Long Valley New Jersey.  I love to dance and sing. I also love sports especially basketball and swimming. Now that we are back in Brooklyn, I look forward to making new friends and to pursue my dreams and So, I joined the cast of Dreamstreet. Get ready for ME!!

Farhad Cassidy

I am Farhad Cassidy, I am 20 years old I live with my mom and my two younger sisters in Brooklyn. 20 years ago I was born to Suzanna and Gorky Rahman.  We lived in Brooklyn until I was 8. Then, we moved to beautiful Long Valley New Jersey.  I love to dance and sing. I also love sports especially basketball and swimming. Now that we are back in Brooklyn, I look forward to making new friends and to pursue my dreams and So, I joined the cast of Dreamstreet. Get ready for ME!!