Director / Arts Educator JUNGLE BOOK Director / Arts Educator CINDERELLA Director / Arts Educator NATE THE GREAT

Stage Director: TYA, College & Professional Theatre, Installations, Immersives & Galas–70+  Credits

Selected Productions at Imagination Stage unless noted

SNOWMAN & THE SNOWDOGNew Commission– co-adapter and director/ TYA musicalUpcoming
MISS NELSON IS MISSINGCommission adapted by Joan Cushing / TYA musical2024
JUNGLE DISCOVERYImagination Stage and Port Discovery Museum/ Installation for ages 3-62024
MOUSE ON THE MOVEWriter and director / Theatre for the Very Young show for ages 1-52024
NATE THE GREATadapted by John McClay & /TYA musical2023
S.P.I.E.S. Serieson-line immersive experience with video component plus live performer2021 – 2023
LEGGET LEGACY FORWARDStrathmore Hall fundraiser for Montgomery College/ gala2018
ROBIN HOODAdapted by Greg Banks  / TYA play2018
PRINCESS & THE PAUPER**
–A Bollywood Tale
New commission by Anu Yadav / TYA musical2018
THE JUNGLE BOOKAdapted by Greg Banks with actor Justin Weaks2017
MAGICAL JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE*Adapted by Dwayne Hartford with Tonya Beckman, Jaysen Wright & Tia Shearer2016
LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE**Collaboration with Septime Webre & The Washington Ballet, also librettist2012 & 2019
PIRATES!New commission by Charles Way /TYA play about divorce2010
DR. DOLITTLE*Adapted by Mark St. Germain & Randy Courts/ TYA musical2012
HEIDI*Commissioned from Martha K. DeSilva and Joan Cushing/ TYA musical2009
PERFECTLY PERSEPHONECommissioned from Kevin Kling, premiered at New Visions/New Voices
The Kennedy Center
2005
NEVERENDING STORYCo-commission with Seattle Children’s Theatre from David S. Craig/ TYA play2008
MUSEUMby Tina Howe at Goucher College, Towson, MD / play with college students1996
ON THE VERGEby Eric Overmeyer at Goucher College, Towson, MD / play with college students1995
WORKINGby Stephen Schwartz & Nina Faso at Goucher College, Towson, MD /musical1994
ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANEby Joe Orton at Source Theatre Company, Washington, DC1984
SNOWMAN & THE SNOWDOGUpcoming
MISS NELSON IS MISSING2024
JUNGLE DISCOVERY2024
MOUSE ON THE MOVE2024
NATE THE GREAT2023
S.P.I.E.S. Series2021 – 2023
LEGGET LEGACY FORWARD2018
ROBIN HOOD2018
PRINCESS & THE PAUPER**
–A Bollywood Tale
2018
THE JUNGLE BOOK2017
MAGICAL JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE*2016
LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE**2012 & 2019
PIRATES!2010
DR. DOLITTLE*2012
HEIDI*2009
PERFECTLY PERSEPHONE2005
NEVERENDING STORY2008
MUSEUM1996
ON THE VERGE1995
WORKING1994
ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE1984

*Helen Hayes Nomination

**Helen Hayes Award

As a director, Janet adapts her style for actors of all skill sets.  With her teaching background and experience with student actors, she is adept at helping all artists get to the next level, gently pushing them to take risks and achieve their best result.

Arts Educator

Janet has been adjunct faculty in Theatre at Catholic University of America, American University, Goucher College, Mount Vernon College and Georgetown University (SSCE).  She has also taught at The Writer’s Center and the National Conservatory for Dramatic Art.

Some courses taught include:

Acting

Theatre for Young Audiences

Playwrighting

Monologue & Scene Study