Mustard Seed Theatre's Artistic Staff

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Jane Sullivan joined the Mustard Seed Theatre administrative staff in the fall of 2013.  In addition to her administrative work, Jane is a constume designer and has designed Mustard Seed Theatre's Gee’s Bend, All is Calm, Shadowlands, Godspell, Playland and Going to See the Elephant.  Other credits include Intelligent Life, The Winners, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday and The Divine Sister for Hotcity. Jane has also worked with ACT INC, Dramatic License Productions. Ozark Actors Theatre and Fontbonne University. 


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Tanya comes to us from Michigan City, Indiana to pursue a Masters in Theatre.  She currently has a major in History with minors in Theater and Women's Studies from Ball State University.  Tanya spent four years serving our country in the Air Force.  She was stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in her spare time worked behind the scenes for Opera Southwest and the Vortex Theatre.


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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

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