Lysistrata Jones - May 12 - May 14, 2016

The Beacon School

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Jo Ann Cimato head shot

    Jo Ann Cimato

    Stage Director and Designer

    staff, Lysistrata Jones marks her 24th B'DAT production, and is thrilled for this to be the second production in the new theater! Ms. Cimato holds a BFA from Boston U. and an MA from NYU. This production is dedicated to any kid, anywhere, who loves coloring outside the lines. Making plays with B'DAT is her favorite thing to do. Cimato, thankfully, doesn't have to give up anything to be herself.

  • David Brune head shot

    David Brune

    Technical Director

    Staff, survived realizing that his older brother was an only child by plunging into the World of the Theater, where he creates his own reality with like minded souls from all ages and countries. David teaching technical theatre at Beacon and builds magical things in our new scene shop.

  • Stanley Krifka head shot

    Stanley Krifka

    Music Director

    Teaching Artist, is thrilled to join the inspiring team at Beacon. MD- Aida, Ragtime, Parade, RENT, Next To Normal, Side Show, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, The Addams Family & Disney's Tarzan. MD/ Arranger-Lost Boy: A New Musical, Broadway Gives Back. Music Supervisor/Arranger- American Queen Steamboat. A very special thank you to Jo Ann, Bill and David. Love to my Sean and my amazing family.

  • Kat Nejat-Thompson head shot

    Kat Nejat-Thompson


    Teaching Artist, is super thrilled join the B’DAT team!! As a performer, Kat appeared on Broadway as “Cleonice” in LYSISTRATA JONES (a role she originated with Transport Group) and in the recent revival of WEST SIDE STORY where she became the only person in history to perform both “Maria” and “Anita” on Broadway. Other faves include "Mahwish" in Ayad Akhtar’s THE WHO AND THE WHAT, “Rosie” in BYE BYE BIRDIE, and the national tour of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. TV credits include “Limitless,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Sondheim: The Birthday Concert,” "The TONY Awards," “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” and others. Love and snaps to my husband Ben, Jo, Stan, Lilli, the brilliant crew, and this amazing cast who are the opposite of “janky.”

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