DEAR JANE PLAYED IT’S FINAL OFF-BROADWAY PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 26, 2017.
DEAR JANE PLAYED IT’S FINAL OFF-BROADWAY PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 26, 2017.
Set in an NYC rehearsal room, Dear Jane journeys into the life of a passionate artist, Julie, who explores the many divergent paths of her past.
From her fractured relationship with her identical twin Jane, to love affairs, questionable parenting skills, and her time as a political activist — she strives to emulate how art is the ultimate expression of meaning, even if it may be beyond her boundaries.
Off-Broadway 2017 Cast & Creatives
HOLLY CINNAMON (Nina)
is atingle to make her Off-Broadway debut in Dear Jane. Hailing from Canada, Holly recently moved to New York after completing her MFA in Musical Theatre at the Boston Conservatory. Regional: Anne Shirley in Anne and Gilbert (Guild Theatre), 1984 and A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Film: Finding My Dad’s Memories (Emmy-nominated Pixela Pictura). hollycinnamon.com
JON KOVACH (Tommy)
NY: Theatre Row, The Tank, Bay Street, Capital Rep., Guild Hall. Regional: Merrimack Rep., Playhouse in the Park, Human Race Theatre Co., Hippodrome, Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre. This Miami University (Ohio) theatre graduate has worked with internationally recognized film-makers (G. Clooney, A. Goddard), authors (N. Balthazar, R. Jones), and received awards/acclaim as an actor, musician, director, writer, and producer. JonKovach.com
JENNY PIERSOL (Julie)
is thrilled to be making her off-Broadway debut in Dear Jane! She most recently appeared in White Christmas (Judy Haynes) at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. National tours: Lincoln Center’s South Pacific. Regional: Walnut Street Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Fulton Theatre. Love to my family for your unwavering faith in me! Isaiah 30:21. jennypiersol.com
AMANDA ROSE (Jane)
Broadway/National tours: Holiday Inn (Linda u/s), Wicked (Nessarose), Dr Dolittle starring Tommy Tune, Oklahoma! (Laurey). Most recent regional credits include: Gypsy(Louise) starring Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer- Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, 9 to 5 (Judy)- Walnut Street Theatre, The Full Monty (Pam)- Fulton Opera, A Chorus Line (Kristine)- Paper Mill Playhouse, Sunset Blvd. (Betty)- PCLO, Miss Saigon(Ellen)- Ogunquit Playhouse, and Curtains (Nikki)- Papermill Playhouse. Big thanks to DGRW.
MICHAEL ROMEO RUOCCO (Roger)
is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway. Credits: Broadway: Bombshell (in Concert). Off-Broadway: The Underclassman. Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Late Night Cabaret (hosted by Lewis Black). NYMF: Pandora’s Box (starring Kerry Butler). Town Hall: 2014 Broadway Rising Stars. Film: Run All Night (starring Liam Neeson), Trust Issues (starring Tara Summers), Delenda.
BRANDON TIMMONS (Jaxon)
cherishes his theatrical experiences; from dancing summer after summer at The Muny to leading the band through Guthrie Theatre’s Music Man as Tommy Djilas. He’s stoked to be joining the cast of Dear Jane! This one’s for Grandmom! Many thanks to Harden and Curtis for being on my team. If you want to see what’s next, follow him on Instagram: @thebrandontimmons.
SANTINA UMBACH (Jill)
Broadway: Mamma Mia!
JOAN BEBER (Playwright)
has worked primarily as a visual artist in her early career, experimenting with painting, performance, installation art & poetry. While raising four daughters, she exhibited her work in San Diego County. Her
KATRIN HILBE (Director)
is a director of
Katrin is a member of SDC, LPTW, TRU, DG and the PDU of The Actors Studio.
More information: Katrinhilbe.com and Manytracks.org
WENDY SEYB (Choreographer)
is an award-winning Director, Choreographer, and Filmmaker. Career highlights include choreographing The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway/HBO), Sting (Carnegie Hall), NBC/Universal Television, and Disney Theatricals. Her original short film, starring
JOHN MCDERMOTT (Scenic Design)
Ethel Sing (Beckett); Tribes, Peerless and Lost in Yonkers (Barrington Stage); Dear Elizabeth and Red (Dorset Theater Festival); 3C, A Summer Day with Karen Allen, The Revisionist with Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave (Rattlestick); Dry Land, Cal in Camo (Colt Coeur). Bedlam: Saint Joan, Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility and The Seagull; 2015-17 season set designer at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Assistant Professor at Adelphi University.
GERTJAN HOUBEN (Lighting and Projection Design)
is a lighting and projection designer whose work has been seen all around the world. He grew up in the Netherlands, but his passion for lighting led him to New York City. Gertjan was previously involved with Joann Beber’s In Bed With Roy Cohn. Other Credits: Bastard Jones (the cell); Crackskull Row (Irish Rep); Ideation (59E59). MFA NYU. gertjanhouben.com
LARA DE BRUIJN (Costume Design)
work in theatre, opera, dance, and film has been seen locally, nationally and internationally. Favourite projects include The Two Character Play (New World Stages), Christopher, (Project 44), Blasted (Calderwood Pavilion), Don Giovanni (Castleton Opera Festival), Ndebele Funeral (59E59), Half ‘n Half ‘n Half (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Measure for Measure (Peterborough Players), The Good Catholic (Pigasus Pictures). MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. See more at: laradawndesign.com
ANDY EVAN COHEN (Musical Composition/Arrangements, Sound Design)
Off-Broadway: In Bed With Roy Cohn, I Know What Boys Want, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (MasterWorks), Ay Carmela! (Repertorio Español), Our Trojan War (Aquila Theatre). Other theater: Soot & Spit, The American Soldier (US Tour, Kennedy Center), Rare Birds (Red Fern), many shows for Animus, Boomerang, Luna Stage, New Light, Nylon Fusion, Stable Cable, T. Schreiber, White Horse, and other New York and regional companies. Education: Oberlin and Manhattan School of Music. @AndyEvanCohen
GILES T. HORNE (Production Stage Manager)
Off-Broadway: The Total Bent (Public Theater), When It’s You (Keen Company), Tick, Tick…BOOM! (Keen Company), The Trial of an American President (Theatre Row), Laugh It Up, Stare It Down (Cherry Lane Theatre), Broadway and the Bard (Theatre Row). Selected Credits: Hair to Hamilton: 2017 Public Theater Gala, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Bucks County Playhouse), Camp Rolling Hills (NYMF), American Songbook: Ryan Scott Oliver (Lincoln Center), BC/EFA: Broadway Backwards. BA Stage Management, Pace University. Proud member of AEA. You can download
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STEPHANIE KLAPPER CASTING (Casting)
work is frequently seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, film and the internet. Resident Casting Director for Primary Stages as well as numerous companies in NYC and regionally. Currently has a number of very exciting projects running and upcoming in NYC, regionally and on film. Recent projects include: The Traveling Lady, The Roads to Home; The Winter’s Tale; Lisa and Leonardo; The Good Swimmer (HERE/Prototype Festival); Another Dance of Death (short film); Jules Verne… (BAM). Member: CSA and LPTW.
PERRY STREET THEATRICALS (Executive Producer / General Management)
David Elliott, Martin Platt, and Lorna Isaac. Perry Street Theatricals is a multi-award-winning Producing and General Management Company. Dear