Freddie Bredemeyer (Enjolras)
Freddie is a sophomore performance major and is incredibly excited and grateful to be working on this multi-media experience. He was in 2019’s Studio Production of Electricity and was scheduled to make his mainstage debut in To the Bone until.. ya know… everything shut down. He would like to thank his teachers, parents, and the entire production team for their support and encouragement.
Kevaughn Reid (Grantaire)
Kevaughn is a Theatre performance major, making his Fordham Theatre debut in B.R.E.A.D. He has played an array of characters, such as Harpo in The Color Purple, André in Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum. He enjoys writing scripts and being a part of important storytelling. Kevaughn hopes to inspire many people like him that have constantly been told no. He would like to thank Leigh Melillo, Olive Fox, Jayda Jones, Manon McCollum, and Taylor Samuelson for being the absolute best.
Vivienne Blouin (Combeferre)
Vivienne is a freshman theatre major in the playwriting concentration and she is thrilled to be in her first show at Fordham University. Previously, she acted in more than 20 productions at her high school. Favorites include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), The Amish Project (Anna), and The Wolves (#25). IG: vivi.m.b
Trystan Edwards (Courfeyrac)
Trystan is a Theatre and African American Studies double major and is making his Fordham Theatre debut in B.R.E.A.D. Other favorite roles include Trissotin in Learned Ladies, Mr. Grossman in These Shining Lives, and Tommy in Making God Laugh. Trystan enjoys writing poetry, fashion, and talking in a British accent unprovoked. He plans to work with local non-profits to combat institutionalized inequalities in the near future. He would like to thank his family for trusting him, director Lee Mellio for facilitating this project with such grace and ease, and the cast and crew for their undying support.
Genesis Yi (Prouvaire)
Genesis is currently a freshman majoring in theatre performance at Fordham University. She is Korean-American and enjoys dyeing her hair on a whim and journaling during her free time. Some of her favorite roles past productions in high school include Frenchy in Grease, Mayzie La Bird in Seussical the Musical, and Aaron Kreifels in the Laramie Project. She is incredibly excited to see how theatre will develop during the time of the pandemic and grateful to her lovely cast and crew for this opportunity to grow as an artist! Follow her on Instagram @GenesisYi
Charles Ko (Lesgle)
Charles is a sophomore majoring in Design & Productions with a concentration in Costume Design. This is his first show at Fordham and he’s excited to get back into theater! He would like to thank Lee, Olive, and Jayda for giving him this opportunity, as well as the entire B.R.E.A.D. cast for making this show such an amazing experience! He is also thankful for his friends for the support they have given him.
Ethan Mock (Bahorel)
Ethan is a sophomore Theatre Performance major from Houston, Texas. Fordham Studio: Valor, Agravio, y Mujer (Tomillo), Anne of the Thousand Days (Smeaton/Fisher). Other: Cymbeline (Posthumus), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio), Antony & Cleopatra (Scarus/Attendant), Spring Awakening (Melchior). Thanks to the company for going on this wild Zoom-venture.
Melissa Bautista (Feuilly)
Melissa is a freshman on Fordham Theatre’s Performance Track. This is her first show with Fordham and is very excited to be a part of it. Previous credits: Elephant’s Graveyard (Steam Shovel Operator), The Future (Valentin), and In The Heights (Ensemble) IG: @mlissaebautista
Kana Seiki (Joly)
Kana Seiki she/her/hers (Joly/June) is a freshman performance track. Kana is overjoyed to join the cast of BREAD. Past credits include Joseph and the Amazing… (YTJ), Freak (Round House Theatre), Sideshow (WST), etc. Kana enjoys dancing and also loves playing basketball, even though she’s 5’ tall. She would like to thank her incredibly talented members of the show and her family for always supporting her passion. Instagram: @orangekanas
Nathan Brenn (Marius)
Nathan is a junior internal transfer on the performance track. In his early years he appeared in the revival of West Side Story on Broadway, but much more recently was in The Addams Family (Lucas) at Norwalk High School. He’s thrilled to be part of such an interactive production that has embraced the concept of virtual performance.
Saman Peyman (Éponine)
Saman is a sophomore performing arts major at Fordham LC and is originally from Southern California. She has credits in some film productions as well as school and community theatre. This semester she is in her first two studio shows: playing Éponine/Vanessa in Bread, as well as devising and acting in The Wallpaper Project. This adaptation to zoom theatre has challenged and excited her to learn new methods of storytelling, working in isolation with limited human connection. She is so thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew!! @saman.n.peyman
Nicolette (Nikki) Nunziato (Cosette)
Nikki is a freshman at Fordham University. She is a theatre major with a concentration in performance. Nikki’s most previous and enjoyable role was Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and she is beyond excited for her first show at Fordham. Nikki would like to thank Lee, Olive, Jayda, Taylor, Manon, and the cast of B.R.E.A.D. for making this amazing experience possible.