Artistic Advisory Board

Gary has performed, directed and taught internationally. Saint Louis area companies with which he has performed include The Repertory Theatre Saint Louis, The Shakespeare Festival Saint Louis, Avalon Theatre Company, Upstream Theatre Company, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, HotCity Theatre, River City Theatre, Ozark Actors Theatre, HH Studios, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Historyonics. Local highlights include Boolie in DRIVING MISS DAISY (for which he was awarded the 2005 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor) at The New Jewish Theatre, and Sam in THE HOMECOMING (for which he was given a Judy Award by the Post-Dispatch) at City Players. Gary is represented by TalentPlus and regularly appears in film and commercial projects. He holds an MFA in acting from Michigan State University, with advanced study at The Actors Center in New York and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Gary is a Resident Artist with Mustard Seed Theatre. He is a Professor of Acting and the Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University.

Peggy, a member of Actors’ Equity Association for over 25 years, has appeared in regional theatres across the country and toured nationally. Prior to her move to St Louis in 2007 Peggy lived in Los Angeles where as a member of the critically acclaimed Road Theatre, she appeared in Bunbury and The Pagans, which garnered an LA Ovation Nomination and ADA Awards for Best Ensemble. Mustard Seed audiences have seen Peggy in Remnant, which received a Kevin Kline Best Ensemble nomination, Tartuffe, and the Dijon series reading of Mother Teresa is Dead. Her work with other St Louis theatres includes The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, New Jewish Theater, STAGES St Louis, Avalon, and Muddy Waters, as well as Ozark Actor’s Theatre and Arrow Rock Lyceum.

Kareem Deanes is a sound designer and middle school drama teacher. He has designed shows for Mustard Seed since the first season and is currently teaching a class in Sound Design at Fontbonne University. Kareem was seen onstage in Mustard Seed Theatre shows The Good Times are Killing Me and Tartuffe.


Adam Flores is a proud 2007 graduate of Fontbonne University. In that same year, he partnered the National KCACTF Irene Ryan winner. He is a theatre educator and director, working with students in Parkway, Clayton, and Jefferson City Public Schools. As an actor he has worked professionally with HotCity, Non-Prophet, St. Louis Shakespeare, New Jewish, lilflo productions, and Straydog Theater. Under the direction of Artistic Director Deanna Jent, in 2008 he was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Gary Glasgow is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and has appeared onstage with Mustard Seed in The Unseen and Till We Have Faces. He joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in 1993 and has extensive local and regional acting experience.


Nancy is honored to be an Artist In Residence with Mustard Seed Theatre and to be a part of this community of creative theatre professionals. She has worked with HotCity, New Jewish Theatre, Stray Dog, Shakespeare Festival St Louis, Orange Girls and, of course, Mustard Seed. She has been a member of award winning ensembles and in 2006 she received a Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She travels to art museums around the country performing a one woman educational theatre piece, A Conversation with Louise Nevelson. Prior to moving to St. Louis, Nancy was a ensemble member with Vanguard Theatre in Fullerton, CA. She has worked with Inland Valley Rep, Long Beach Playhouse and the L.A. County Fair. Favorite roles include Ruth Steiner (Collected Stories), Miss Helen (Road to Mecca), and Ma Wheeler (Going to See the Elephant).

Carmen Russell is an Associate Professor of Communication Disorders at Fontbonne University, where she leads a summer theatre camp for children with assistive communication devices. She has worked as a stage manager and actress for many St. Louis theatre companies. She appeared onstage for Mustard Seed in Tartuffe, Shadowlands, andFalling and behind the scenes as a stage manager for several productions.

Kelley (Ryan) Weber is Director of Theater for Clayton High School. She holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from University of Missouri, Kansas City and the Kansas City Rep. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Philosophy and Literature from Wheaton College. Kelley was an artist-in-residence in New York Public Schools and in Kansas City Public Schools on projects of social relevance. Kelley is a Master Teacher and Curriculum Specialist for the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival. She co- authored an original play, And Carl Laughed, at Clayton High School which toured St. Louis churches and was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2007.

Michael Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Fontbonne University, the Technical Director and resident Lighting Designer. Mustard Seed Theatre lighting designs include Till We Have Faces, The Chosen, Shadowlands and An Almost Holy Picture(Kevin Kline nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design). Michael’s professional design work in St. Louis also includes lighting designs for HotCity Theatre, New Jewish Theatre, and Act Inc, and Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, MO.



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