graphic art by Emily Madeira
Five Years of ReThink!
The Rutgers Gardens
more details about ticketing coming soon!
By this time you have undoubtedly received dozens of messages from businesses and organizations regarding COVID-19. These messages have been intended to communicate public health strategies, spread hope, and increase solidarity. We feel it is our responsibility to speak about this global crisis, update you on our 2020 season changes, and think creatively about how to continue supporting one another throughout the uncertain weeks ahead.
Together with our Board of Directors, the Executive staff of ReThink Theatrical has made the decision to postpone our production of Twelfth Night and our 5th Anniversary Gala. We are actively taking steps (with our incredible cast and crew) to reschedule Twelfth Night rehearsals and performances for the summer. The Gala will now take place in the fall.
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation and relies on visitor support. Funds for maintaining the Gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries, and providing public programs are raised through facility rental fees, special events, membership dues and donations from our generous supporters. Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.
Jessica Jasionowski is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied English & Psychology. She joined ReThink Theatrical’s family last year as Lady Montague in Romeo & Juliet, before returning to haunt the East Jersey Old Town Village as Spectral Katrina in ReThink’s original retelling of Sleepy Hollow. She is beyond thrilled to work again with this wondrous group of people and looks forward to helping make the Anniversary Gala a celebration of all ReThink means to those—performers, crew, & audience alike—who have been a part of its magic over the last five years!
Joe Ciampi is a NJ-based educator, musician, and production manager and ReThink's Director of Production. Joe has been with ReThink Theatrical from the very beginning, serving as an Audience Experience Coordinator for Midsummer Nights Dream and as the Assistant Director of WONDERLAND&YOU and Stages: A Legacy in Review. He then co-wrote and co-directed Robin Hood. While attending Rutgers University, he was a member of the Rutgers University Glee Club and served as their Vice President of Alumni Relations and as their Vice President of Special Organizational Affairs. He worked as stage manager and sound/lighting designer for Mason Gross School of the Arts and has been a member of stage crews and pit bands for Livingston Theater Company. He currently teaches at East Brunswick High School.
Thomas Young comes from a nontraditional background with a variety of disciplines. Along with being ReThink's current Artistic Director and co-founder, he received his masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University as well as a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences and Music. He is currently a freelance designer and teaching artist, where he primarily curates content and designs graphics for various events and organizations. Thomas's theatrical background includes directing a variety of musicals and plays, such as Little Shop of Horrors (ReThink), co-directing Robin Hood (ReThink), STAGES: a Legacy in Revue (ReThink), WONDERLAND&YOU (ReThink), co-directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ReThink).
Joana Marmelo is currently a Marketing Coordinator for Takasago International Corp. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University. During her undergraduate years, Joana was involved with The Livingston Theatre Company for her four years in various roles. She held the roles of Managing Director in her senior year and Business Manager in her junior year. Along with executive roles, she worked on various production staffs within the roles of Stage Manager, Assistant Director, and Props Coordinator. She is thrilled to have found ReThink Theatrical and cannot wait to engage more with our audiences through the use of social media!
CHELSEA JOY WOODS
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