Deanna Jent is a Professor of Theatre at Fontbonne University, where she has taught and directed shows since the fall of 1995. Deanna has been nominated five times for the Kevin Kline “Best Director” award and won the Kline award for Best Production of 2007 for Standing on My Knees. In addition, three productions she directed (The Chosen, Going to See the Elephant and Women’s Minyan) have won the Kline award for “Best Ensemble.” Deanna has directed at professional theatres throughout St. Louis, including the New Jewish Theatre, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Touring Company, The Orange Girls, ACT Inc., Stray Dog Theatre, and St. Louis Shakespeare. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Northwestern University. She is a playwright, a former Riverfront Times theatre critic and former editor of Christianity and Theatre magazine. Deanna founded Mustard Seed Theatre in the fall of 2007 and utilizes an Artistic Advisory Board of Resident Artists.
Deanna Jent's Artistic Resume
Leslie Wobbe has worked in the St. Louis theatre community for over 20 years as an actress and assistant director with several companies. She was a board member of ACT Inc. for over 15 years. A founding Resident Artist for Mustard Seed Theatre, she has appeared onstage in Smoke on the Mountain and Till We Have Faces and Imaginary Jesus. Leslie has managed the Box Office and handled marketing and public relations for Mustard Seed since 2007. She previously worked for the Arts and Education Council, Young Audiences of St. Louis, and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. Leslie holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in Arts Management from Fontbonne University.
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