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Mustard Seed Theatre Nominated for Eight Kevin Kline Awards

Mustard Seed Theatre at Fontbonne University received eight nominations for the 2010 Kevin Kline Awards. These annual awards, named in honor of St. Louis' own Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline, recognize outstanding achievement in professional theatre in the greater St. Louis area. The awards honor theatre artists and productions in over 20 categories.

Mustard Seed Theatre nominations include:

  • Best Costume Design: JC Kracijek, "Tartuffe" & "Crumbs from the Table of Joy"
  • Best Lead Actress: Adjunct faculty member Michelle Hand, "Fires in the Mirror"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Faculty member Richard Lewis, "The Chosen"
  • Best Ensemble: "The Chosen" (includes December graduate David Chandler, Richard Lewis and three other professional actors)
  • Best Director: Faculty member Deanna Jent, "The Chosen"
  • Best Production: "The Chosen"
  • Best Supporting Actress: Patrese McClain, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy"

The Chosen is one of only four shows nominated for Best Production of 2010 out of 118 productions judged throughout the year.

The awards ceremony will take place Monday, March 28, at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. Information about tickets and more about the event will soon be posted at

Mustard Seed Theatre is Fontbonne's in-residence professional theatre company through which students receive exposure to the professional St. Louis theatre community. Fontbonne students participated both onstage (in "Tartuffe" and "The Chosen") and offstage as stage managers, design interns, run crew and front-of-house staff. Their continued participation and study provides them with real-world experiences, valuable professional credits for their resumes, and even more valuable contacts and networking opportunities within the professional community.

Fontbonne offers a round of applause for the very talented Mustard Seed Theatre.

Learn more about Mustard Seed Theatre.

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PHOTO: A scene from "The Chosen" featuring then-student David Chandler and faculty member Richard Lewis.