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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.

  • Headed Off-Broadway
  • Calendar of Events
  • Round Table
Ten Questions With… 10 Questions With… Jerry Vogel

Now Playing

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

October 26 - November 13

rep_circle_mirror_transformation_graphicA sharply funny new play by emerging playwright Annie Baker, Circle Mirror Transformation follows five people through a summer of “creative drama” in their small town’s adult acting class. Led by their bohemian acting coach, the five experiment with harmless theatre games that unexpectedly lead to poignant discoveries about themselves and each other. At turns surprisingly funny and subtly insightful, this revealing play reminds us why theatre is the most human of all arts.

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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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10 Questions With… Jerry Vogel

jerry_vogel_headshotI am a St. Louis based professional actor/director/teacher, and a proud union member of AFTRA, SAG and Actor’s Equity. Some of the theatres I have worked with are: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre St. Louis, The St. Louis Black Repertory, Upstream Theatre, Mustard Seed Theatre, The New Jewish Theatre, Avalon Theatre, Actor’s Studio, Historyonics, The New Theatre, Theatre Project Co. , Cincinnati Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Riverside Theatre and more than 30 productions at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. I have experience in Television and Radio commercials and made my feature film debut in the Oscar nominated feature film UP IN THE AIR. I’m looking forward to my next project, AWAKE AND SING at the New Jewish Theatre, directed by Steve Woolf.

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2011: Outstanding Supporting Actors in a Play: Outlying Islands (Upstream Theater)

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
     My favorite theatrical memory? Tough one for me to answer, because I couldn’t choose just one when so many have significance for me. The important memories have a common denominator: they were experiences when I progressed as an actor. My first play, getting a laugh, my first lead role, my first one-person show, performing Shakespeare outside for thousands of people, watching myself on film with my Dad at my side.

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     Probably the moment I decided to not pursue a career in Accounting, in spite of just graduating with a B.S. in Acct. from Mizzou. I decided to go back to school, as a freshman, at Webster College. I wanted the training, not the degree. Best 4 years of my life.

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     It’s a community I am proud to be a part of. Many of the St. Louis artists I have worked with over the years I would now consider good friends. It doesn’t get better than that.

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     All the foods necessary for my next attempt to get rid of this 10 pound spare tire!

5. What was the first car you drove?
     A 1969 VW Bus. Learned how to drive a clutch on my friend Bob’s Bus I could drive while he made out with his girlfriend in the back. I was 15, with no license, so we drove around side streets till the gas ran out.

6. What’s the last book you read? 
    Reading Mark Twain’s Autobiography.

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     Love to make a gigantic salad at Sweet Tomatoes.

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     All the scenarios I imagine end badly.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Don’t have an iPod, but I listen to a lot of Alison Krauss in my car.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     An occasional cigarette or two, in spite of my long history of addiction to them. It’s me at my most arrogant. Think Charlie Sheen.

Coming Soon

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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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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