Matilda the Musical - January 11 - January 18, 2020

Encore Theatre Group

 Staff Biographies 

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    Jorie Janeway

    Director and Choreographer

    Jorie Janeway has spent the last 10 years working with children's theaters, high schools, and middle schools teaching and choreographing, as well as performing professionally on tour and in regional theaters .Some of Jorie's favorite choreography credits include Guys and Dolls, Brigadoon, and The Music Man. 

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    Daniel Nakawatase

    Vocal Director

    Daniel's vocal directing credits include ENCORE shows Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For the past six years, he has had the incredible privilege to work in educational theatre throughout Southern California.  Daniel is currently the Director of Theatre Arts at St. Anthony High School. He holds a BA in Directing and Acting from CSULB and is currently completing his Master's degree with NYU. As a director, music director, and actor, some favorite credits include: Les Misérables, Spelling Bee, Last Five Years, Jekyll & Hyde, Next to Normal, and Merrily We Roll Along.

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    Craig Benson

    Technical Director

    Craig has been working in the field of technical theater for 10 years. Having worked in several venues such as CSULB’s Daniel Recital Hall and University Theater, the Warner Grand, and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, as well as being a technical lead at ENCORE for 8 years, Craig is glad to be able to bring his experience and step forward as ENCORE’s Technical director for this production. 


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