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"Falling" Optioned for Off-Broadway

Great news for Deanna Jent and Mustard Seed Theatre!  Deanna's new original play--which just had a sold-out, double-extended world premiere production--will be receiving an Off-Broadway production.  Read more at (Judy Newmark), or at, and big congrats to Deanna, Mustard Seed, and the entire FALLING cast and production team!

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November 14, 2011, 5:30pm:  Round Table Meeting

December 3, 2011, 1-4pm:  Judge Orientation


Round Table Information

The next round table meeting will be held the evening of Monday, November 14, 5:30pm at Fontbonne Unviersity in the Stabler Room (second floor of library). If you have an item you would like added to the agenda please e-mail: Greg Johnston.

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Now Playing

Citilites Theatre

November 3-20

citilites_baby_graphicBABY tells the story in words and music of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the 30-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started. A Delightful Musical Comedy.

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OnSite Theatre

November 4-19

onsite_hitstory_graphicIf American Anger manifested in the body, what would the symptoms be? Hallucinations of the American Dream? A trickle down economy in the back of the throat? A rash, a fever – a red, white and blueness?  In this hysterical and frightening journey, Harry and his family fight the disease and ask themselves – What is my anger doing to me, and how can I do it to them?

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St. Louis Actors' Studio

November 4-20

stlas_palmer_park_graphicJoanna McClelland Glass’s play centers on five couples in the Detroit neighborhood of Palmer Park following the race riots of 1967. Their integrated lives are threatened when the high performing neighborhood school is forced to accept children from an adjacent working-class neighborhood. Racial harmony and friendships are changed forever with very sad and very real consequences.  History Museum-Co-Production with the Black Rep

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Muddy Waters Theatre Company

November 4-20

muddy_waters_how_I_learned_to_drive_graphicPaula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about a girl named Li'l Bit who gets driving lessons (and a whole lot more she didn't bargain for) from her Uncle Peck, and how their relationship progresses from familial friendship to something darker. The comic drama is told in flashback by the now grown woman as we learn what she learned about exploitation, control and forgiveness.

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Mustard Seed Theatre

November 17-December 11

mustard_seed_godspell_graphicIt’s a hot summer evening in St. Louis - air-conditioners are blasting, TV’s are blaring, and tempers are as feverish as the weather. An electrical blackout and some cool water bring together an unlikely community in this musical re-telling of the Gospel of Matthew. This production focuses on the harmonies of the music accompanied by acoustic instruments.

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Friday, 29 April 2011 08:26

Just Desserts

St. Louis Actors’ Studio

June 3-19

stlas_just_desserts_graphicA world premiere evening of one-acts and and monologues for Mature Audiences Only!

Published in Archive 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011 08:11


Gitana Productions

May 20-June 5

gitana_faultines_graphicFAULTLINES follows newly married Niragha who leaves India for America to begin a married life. Isolated with a husband she barely knows, she is the victim of verbal and physical abuse. She finds herself trapped between the old world and the new. The complex nature of domestic violence within South Asian Immigrant families in St. Louis is explored based on interviews and actual stories.

Published in Archive 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011 18:54

Mass Appeal

Dramatic License Productions

May 26-June 12

dramatic_license_mass_appeal_graphicHow much truth is too much? Should people hear what they want or need to hear? Bill C. Davis’ comedy/drama MASS APPEAL deals with issues of faith, truth and the concept of entertainment vs. enlightenment.  Directed by Kevin Kline Award winner, Deanna Jent, the Tony Award-winning play centers on entertaining priest Tim Farley (Kevin Kline Award nominee, Alan Knoll) who is assigned to mentor a young rebellious priest-in-training Mark Dolson (Dylan Duke.) Between laughter and tears, they search for the truth in the diverse world around them.  New York Magazine says, “Don’t think you have to be Catholic, or even religious, to enjoy the mutually beneficial sparring between two very worthy, and very human, antagonists.”

Published in Archive 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:56

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

sfstl_shrew_graphicMay 27-June 19

Published in Archive 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011 12:03

10 Questions With... Nancy Lewis

nancy_lewis_headshotIt is a wonderful thing to be a part of the St. Louis theatre community. When Richard & I moved to St. Louis 10 yrs ago, there were hardly any professional theatre companies. The growth that has now become St. Louis theatre is remarkable and it is has been my pleasure to make a contribution - however small. 

Since moving to St. Louis, I have worked with Orange Girls, New Jewish Theatre, Hot City Theatre , Mustard Seed, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. I have been a member of award winning ensembles...namely Going to See the Elephant and Women’s Minyan.

Thanks St. Louis!

Kevin Kline Award Wins

2006:  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play:  Going to See the Elephant (The Orange Girls)

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2008:  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play:  Women's Minyan (The New Jewish Theatre)

10 Questions:

 1.  What is your favorite theatrical memory?
My first theatrical production which was, The King and I, when I was about 13yrs old. and Going to See the Elephant, with the Orange Girls.

2.  When did you know you were going in to the theatre? 
After seeing Destry Rides Again, with Andy Griffith or Gypsy, with Ethel Merman. I can’t remember which one I saw first...they were both magical.

3.  What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you? 
Creativity, community, commitment and caliber

4.  What’s in your fridge right now? 
Tofu, veggies and beer for Richard.

5.  What was the first car you drove? 
1966 Gray Mustang (my dad’s).

6.  What’s the last book you read? 
I am currently reading The Age of American Unreason, written by Susan Jacoby. Before that, The Lost, A Search for Six of Six Million, by Daniel Mendelsohn.

7.  What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant? 
For fresh, organic food, Local Harvest, on Morganford. But I love Bar Italia as well!

8.  If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing? 
Jungian analyst.

9.  What is the most played song or artist on your iPod? 
All the music on my iPod supports a yoga/spiritual practice.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
Chocolate or coconut gelato!

Published in Ten Questions With…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 08:05

Third Annual - 2008

All photos by Jerry Naunheim.

The Third Annual Kevin Kline Awards, held March 31, 2008, at the Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster University.



Opening Number



Steve Isom* demonstrating acceptance-speech-time-limit-warning-system.



Kathleen Sitzer*, Artistic Director of the New Jewish Theatre, accepting two awards for tie in Outstanding Ensemble in a Play (Kinderstransport, Women's Minyan)



Dunsi Dai accepting award for Outstanding Set Design (Remnant, Mustard Seed Theatre)



Presenters St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Donna Weinsting.



Keith Tyrone* (recipient of award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for The Full Monty, Stages St. Louis) performing "Big Black Man". 



Lavonne Byers accepting award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (A Delicate Balance, St. Louis Actors' Studio)



MIchael Hamilton* accepting award for Outstanding Director of a Musical (The Full Monty, Stages St. Louis)



Bobby Miller* accepting award for Outstanding Director of a Musical (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Playhouse at Westport Plaza)



Doug Finlayson accepting award for Outstanding Director of a Play (Kindertransport, The New Jewish Theatre)



The Orange Girls accepting award for Outstanding Production of a Play (Standing on My Knees, from left Michelle Hand, Meghan Maguire, Brooke Edwards)



Nominees, Recipients, and Board of Directors 


*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association

Published in Ceremony Memories
Sunday, 10 April 2011 16:17

Nominees and Recipients

Here you can find full lists of all previous Kevin Kline Award Nominees and Recipients.

Recipients are listed at the top of each category, bolded in red.

Published in Kevin Kline Awards
Sunday, 10 April 2011 16:13

Ceremony Memories

Here you can view photos from previous Kevin Kline Awards ceremonies.

These photos will continue to be added over the next few months.

Published in Kevin Kline Awards
Sunday, 10 April 2011 16:07

Production Archive

Here you can find listings of all productions that participated in the Kevin Kline Awards (this information will be added over the next several months, including Nomination and Recipient tags).  

Starting post-website launch (March of 2011), the archive will include full production pages rather than simple lists.

Published in Productions

Pericles (The Black Rep, January 5-30)

The Fall of Heaven (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, January 5-30)

Cooking With Elisa (Upstream Theater, January 7-23)

The Giver (Metro Theatre Company, January 7-23)

The Year of Magical Thinking (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, January 12-30)

Shadowlands (Mustard Seed Theatre, January 27-February 13)

The Price (Avalon Theatre Company, February 3-13)

The Memory of Water (West End Players Guild, February 4-13)

Macbeth (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, February 9-March 6)

Ruined (The Black Rep, February 9-March 6)

Sirens (The New Jewish Theatre, February 16-March 6)

Closer (St. Louis Actors’ Guild, February 11-27)

Round and Round the Garden (Black Cat Theatre, February 11-26)

Published in Archive 2011
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Coming Soon

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

November 30-December 23

tom_sawyer_graphicReconnect with Mark Twain’s incomparable classic in a magical new production, perfect for the whole family. In idyllic 1840s Missouri, Tom and his friends revel in all that is grand and glorious in childhood. This mischievous rascal can charm his Aunt Polly, save the town from Injun Joe and win the heart of fair Becky Thatcher, all in the course of one small-town day.

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The New Jewish Theatre

December 1-18

njt_ballyhoo_graphicAlfred Uhry sets his play in Atlanta in December 1939. "Gone with the Wind" is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. The conflict between social acceptability and cultural definition escalates when Brooklyn born Joe Farkas (of Eastern European heritage) is brought home to dinner at the Freitag family home. As events take several unexpected turns, the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are. The warm and delightful play delicately deals with issues of prejudice, assimilation and social and religious identity and faith.

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The Black Rep

November 25-December 18

black_rep_black_nativity_graphicAn annual Holiday tradition in many cities, BLACK NATIVITY: A Holiday Celebration is a testament to the power and joy of the season.  BLACK NATIVITY tells the story of the Nativity through a colorful montage of song, dance, poetry, and Scripture.

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St. Louis Actors' Studio

December 2-18

stlas_mythreeangels_graphicNothing says the holidays like tropical weather and three paroled convicts! In this warm and witty tale set in French Guiana on Christmas Eve, a felonious triumvirate intervenes in the lives of an innocent family who is perched on the brink of financial ruin. Proficient in the illicit skills of theft, forgery, extortion and yes, even murder, these unlikely heroes arrive in timely fashion to remind us all of what is truly most important—confusing our long-standing moral convictions of what is right and wrong. An old fashioned and wonderfully crafted fable to take home for the holidays!

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