THE CORE

Our new troupe of players

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One of the things that have driven KPB Theatre for the last 10 years is the strength of the team.  It is our pleasure to announce the first solid and exclusive Core members of KPB Theatre.

"As a troupe with a core of players we can continue our strong tradition of telling stories with a stronger sense of identity.  The Core Members work hard to support, train and inspire each other throughout the whole creation process. 

KPB Theatre Core Members

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JEFFREY CLAPP

Actor

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BIO:
Well, it's been a long time since my Mickey Mouse Club tap dancing show in kindergarten and it has also been a long time (about 10 years) since the epic day Steve ask me to play Russell in his (and Gary’s XO) cool new play The Elevator. That’s a little over 10 years ago, and it has been an AMAZING JOURNEY being involved with EVERY KPB production to date! I’m very proud to be a core member and very much looking forward to the continuing journey and to what the future with KPB will bring. Thanks sooo much to everyone who has come out to our shows in the past. If looking back is any indication of what lies ahead, I have no doubt it should be extremely entertaining to say the least!

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RACHEL LYNN SWEENEY

Actor

"I don't act for fame, fortune or recognition. I act to tell a story in the hopes that someone out there in the audience doesn't feel alone, even if it's only for a few hours." - Rachel 
 

BIO:
''Originally hailing from Evansville, Indiana, USA, Rachel Lynn Sweeney has almost two decades worth of theatre experience and education under her belt. Bitten by ''the bug'' in elementary school, she performed in various school productions before pursuing a B.A. in Theatre at Murray State University. From there she moved to Los Angeles where she had the pleasure of working in TV behind the camera while also taking classes at ''The Actor's Gang'' and ''The Groundlings''. While acting is her first love, she also has training in and a passion for costume/make-up design. After a 4 year hiatus, she is thrilled to be back on stage once again, this time in a completely different country, and in her first KPB production.''  

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YOSHI

Actor

Train every day and prepare for an opportunity that you never know when it will come. - Yoshi

BIO:
''When I was a teenager, I watched the James Dean movie EAST OF EDEN and immediately become interested in acting. 45 years later I watched "GERRY IN THE ATTIC" performed by KPB theatre and my passion for acting was re-kindled.  I made contact with KPB theatre and to my surprise was asked to join the cast of "DRUM TOWN GIRLS". Fast forward 2 years and I am proud to be part of the KPB core with the amazing members from this theatre company.''  

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David Alcock

Actor

"So far you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. You’re doing great." - David

BIO:
''David is really excited to be a part of KPB Theatre’s latest production, arriving in 2023!
He has recently worked in plays and musicals with a number of theatre companies across Nagoya.
His recent credits include KPB Theatre’s musical 'Jukebox Paradise' (as Michael), as well as the Nagoya-based musical 'Transit' (Mike).
He has also appeared in productions of 'Romeo and Juliet' (Mercutio), 'Treasure Island' (Israel Hands), war-time courtroom drama 'Nagasaki Dust' (Alex), ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (The Watch), and as an Australian Rules football club manager (Laurie) in 'The Club.'
When he isn't on stage, he can usually be found in the pub.
He would like to thank family, friends and the people of Nagoya for supporting and promoting community theatre in the city. Long may it continue.''  

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Virginia Turner

Actress

"Love your family and your friends and live your life to the max!" - Virginia

BIO:
''Virginia Turner is an Actress & Voice Artist.  Hailing from Los Angeles, she know calls Japan her home.  Leah is a diverse actress with a talent for character creation, accents and singing.  Leah first appeared in KPB Theatre's original musical "Jukebox Paradise" and stole our hearts.  She showed her dark side when she appeared in "The Boxer" in 2017.  She then played the comedically vicious doctor in KPB's original musical "Gerry in the Attic".  Most recently she played the starlet in "Double Agents" which toured in Kanazawa prefecture.

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Valeriya

Actress

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