Deanna Jent, director of theatre and performing arts at Fontbonne University and artistic director of Mustard Seed Theatre, had a winning night at the Kevin Kline Award Ceremony Monday, April 2. At the event, which took place at the Loretto-Hilton Center, Jent walked away with an award for Outstanding New Play or Musical for her original play, “Falling,” which explores the life of a family caring for an aggressive teen boy with severe autism. Jent, the mother of an autistic son and two other children, also received the award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Mustard Seed’s production of “Godspell.”
“It is thrilling to be able to publicly thank all the people who participate in the creation of a show,” Jent says. “One person gets named in the award, but it’s truly a collaborative effort.”
The Kevin Kline Awards were established in 2006 to promote and applaud excellence in St. Louis’ professional theatre community. The award is named for the Tony and Academy Award winning actor who grew up in St. Louis.
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