J.M. Bock (Stage Manager) is thrilled to join Max & Louie Productions for this amazing show! Past credits include the William Inge Theatre Festival, where she first plunged into stage management working on “A Hot Waltz with Paula” – the live theatre tribute to playwright Paula Vogel, who was then receiving the 2010 Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award. In subsequent years at the Inge Festival, Bock assisted “Inge Award” tributes to Marsha Norman, David Henry Hwang and Donald Margulies, as well as stage managed numerous new readings, amongst them plays by Jen Silverman, Samuel Hunter and a world premier musical by Sheldon Harnick. 

Most recently, she stage managed for Insight Theatre Company and the St. Louis Repertory Theatre’s Imaginary Theatre Company. Also an actor and director, J.M. Bock has performed on various local stages, including the St. Louis Repertory Theatre, New Jewish Theatre and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, for whom she also directed the Kevin Kline Award-winning tour of “Me & Richard 3.”

Bock holds a B.A. in Theatre from Fontbonne University and this Spring became adjunct faculty at Forest Park Community College, where she directed “Hookup ID Required!” She also enjoys coaching and teaching rock climbing at Upper Limits, pouring wine at Chaumette Winery and helping Wash U Med students become great doctors. Tremendous thanks to Stellie, De, Ed and Eve. And to you!