The CAPPIES is a nationwide program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. Now in its ninth season, the St. Louis CAPPIES program includes participants from public and private high schools from St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson Counties.
In addition to her roles as professor and director, Jent is a playwright. During Mustard Seed Theatre's 2011-2012 season, the company produced "Falling," an original play written by Jent, which not only sold out continually and received great critical acclaim, but was optioned for off-Broadway in the fall of 2012.
PHOTO: Deanna Jent