Rent - December 14 - December 16, 2023

The Beacon School


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    Jo Ann Cimato

    Production Director

    staff, is proud to mark B'DAT #39 with RENT. All of RENT. Cimato holds a BFA from Boston U and a Masters from NYU. Wild that she's  been directing plays for over 30 years - 20 of them at Beacon! Creating with B'DAT is her favorite thing to do. The best thing about NYC is all the food and all the languages from all over the world in every neighborhood. For Miriam. 

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    Jeremy Jacobs

    Music Director

    teaching artist, Selected regional credits include Jersey Boys, Always... Patsy Cline (STAGES St. Louis), Driven (54Below), Noise (The Tank), and A Year With Frog And Toad (Piknik Theatre). Jeremy is also an active teaching artist with companies like TADA! Youth Theatre, A Class Act, and Piknik Theatre and the choral/music director of The Beacon School. BM: Music Direction for Musical Theatre (Webster University).

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    Cullen Curth

    Music Director

    is a New York-based pianist and music director. They've performed at The St. Louis Muny,  Pioneer Theater, Theater Aspen, Stages St. Louis, College Light Opera Company, and The Repertory Theater of St. Louis. They also served as music assistant for the Pre-Broadway tryout of Karate Kid: The Musical and An Evening with Ben Platt at the Perelman Performing Arts Center. 

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    Krista Jansen


    is a dancer/choreographer born and based in NYC. Credits include Dixon Place, New York Live Arts, and Judson Church, and the award-winning film with director Bat-Sheva Guez. Krista is currently performing with the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, is one-half of the dance company Jansen & Holm, and is a teaching assistant to Ellen Robbins.

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    David Brune

    Technical Director

    has been supervising technical and design students since 2013. A scenic designer and director David has decades of magic under his belt. A master puppeteer and mask maker, David’s kept kids working through quarantine with the first 12th Night trailer project and the commedia in the park event, Rebirthday. David is happy to be back in the shop and on stage!

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