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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... Jeffrey M. Wright

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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10 Questions With... Jeffrey M. Wright

jeffrey_wright_headshotJeff has performed with many theatre companies across the St. Louis area, including New Jewish Theatre, The Orange Girls, Stray Dog Theatre, and New Line Theatre.  Favorite recent roles include Jamie in The Last Five Years, Pippin in Pippin, Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods, John Hinckley in Assassins, and Rob Gordon in the regional premiere of High Fidelity. Jeff is very active in the local cabaret scene as well.  His solo shows, A Night With Mr. Wright and The Dance, played to sold out audiences at the Kranzberg Arts Center in 2009 and 2010.  Jeff has been a featured performer at the Kevin Kline awards for the past several years.

10 Questions:

1.  What is your favorite theatrical memory?

There are really too many favorites to list, as each show generates so many experiences and memories. One of the most memorable (and hilarious) for me, was the older gentleman who followed me offstage after a scene in The Last Five Years with New Jewish Theatre. I was making a quick costume change, and he stood next to me to advise me that I wasn't playing to house left enough. Really?! I sang most of the next song directly to him.

2.  When did you know you were going in to the theatre?

My parents have photos of me walking around in a corduroy jacket with a toy microphone, pretending to perform, when I was 2 years old. But it was over 20 years later before I actually set foot on a stage. Once it happened, I knew I was hooked.

3.  What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?

The vibrancy, diversity, and quality of the work that is going on right now in St. Louis is amazing. I love that there are so many opportunities for local actors, directors, and designers to collaborate together. Working in St. Louis theatre has also led me to develop so many lifelong friendships with such a talented and fun-loving group of people.

4.  What’s in your fridge right now?

Mostly liquids - bottled water, orange juice, Bud Select, steak sauce… Some random other things like lettuce, salsa, yogurt, etc. The freezer has some frozen meals and leftovers. And ice.

5.  What was the first car you drove?

The first car I drove was my uncle's 1980-something hatchback of some sort - he taught me to drive in a parking lot when I was 11. The first car I owned was a 1996 Jeep Cherokee.

6.  What’s the last book you read?

I honestly can't remember the last true novel that I read… I usually have an assortment of scripts, magazines, and newspapers, etc. that I'm reading at any given time. I guess the last "book" was a home study continuing education course that I completed for my daytime work - I'm a registered physical therapist.

7.  What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?

Another question for which it is hard to find only one answer… Definitely depends on the cuisine, but if I can only choose one place, I'd go with Onesto as my current favorite. I can walk there, which I love.

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

Probably what I am still doing, which is healthcare management and marketing for a large local medical center. I got into that industry before I really discovered theatre and music. It's amazing to me how participating in both professions really offers a sense of balance in my life.

9.  What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?

The most played song is "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds. The most played artists range from Elton John to Sheryl Crow to Tom Wopat.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?

Probably watching re-runs of old 1980s sitcoms on TV…

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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