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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... Kirsten Wylder

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... Kirsten Wylder

kirsten_wylder_headshotI started in St. Louis theatre back in 1995 when I became co-founder of The NonProphet Theater Company. I have since been honoured to work with the best of the best and the cream of the crop. I have performed with The NP’s, The Orange Girls, The New Jewish Theatre, HotCity and HotHouse, Mustard Seed, ACT Inc, ECHO, Shakespeare Festival and several others. I have shared the stage with some of THE most talented actors in the world and been directed by true visionaries. Being a part of the current community has been very exciting. Watching the growth and local support warms my soul and gives me hope. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

It’s wonderful.

Kevin Kline Award Wins 

2010:  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Wonder of the World (The Orange Girls)

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

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2009: Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: Primal (SATE)

2008: Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: You Can’t Take it with You (Stray Dog Theatre) 

10 Questions:

 1.  What is your favorite theatrical memory?

Onstage: that’s tough. I truly have many. I’ve shared the stage with some pretty remarkable actors. “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” was a great one. So much talent –true comics- in that show. I had a blast. And “Wonder of the World” was pure joy. So was “Crumble” with ECHO.

Off stage: there are many there as well. There are some actors here in town that have gifted me some amazing moments as an audience member. Michelle Hand tops that list. She blows me away. Every time.

2.  When did you know you were going in to the theatre? 
I was always involved. Since I was six, I have been performing in some capacity. But in 1994, I went back to school to major in theatre. I’ve never looked back. It feeds me -- literally and spiritually.

3.  What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you? 
It’s home.

4.  What’s in your fridge right now? 
Berries for Lola, margarita makings & beer for the big girls in the house, Greek yogurt, pet food, soy milk, tomatoes, hot dogs, turkey breast slices and I’m sure a science experiment is hiding in there somewhere.

5.  What was the first car you drove? 
That I drove? Legally? That’s difficult to say. Illegally? A 1964 ½ baby blue Mustang with a black ragtop. So awesome.

6.  What’s the last book you read? 
I just finished re-reading “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (the Play) and am currently reading “The Portable Dorothy Parker” that my daughter bought for me.

7.  What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant? 
My house. I love cooking and am pretty darned good at it.  I also really enjoy Everest Cafe & Bar on Manchester in the Grove and Wasabi Sushi (either location)

8.  If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing? 
I’d probably consider either going back into teaching or back into restaurant management.  Or being a Sugar Daddy’s arm candy.

9.  What is the most played song or artist on your iPod? 
Right now Sara Bareilles, OK GO & the Beatles. But usually it’s just on shuffle.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
Cadbury Creme Eggs. Seriously. I’m addicted. It’s a good thing “they’re only here for a short time.” 

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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