Mr. Bailey is proud to be Justin-Siena’s Theatre Director and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Mr. Bailey is the producer and director of ComedySportz, the longest-running show in the history of Los Angeles, now enjoying its 25th year in production. He has also produced and/or directed over seventy-five professional productions including the west coast premiere of Gorey Stories, the American premier of The Manchurian Candidate (with Carrie Snodgress), the west coast premiere of Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Kitty Carlisle Hart’s one-woman show, My Life On The Wicked Stage among others. Mr. Bailey is a frequent guest artist/lecturer at theatres, festivals and universities around the U.S. He is also in demand as a corporate trainer, with such powerhouse clients as the Walt Disney Company, SONY Pictures, Nestle, Ebay, Coca-Cola and Universal Studios, among others. Mr. Bailey is well-known in theatre education circles, having created the largest teen improvisation program in the United States, now in more than seventy schools. He recently received the CETA Medallion (highest honors) from the California Educational Theatre Association and was one of the first inductees to the California Thespian Hall of Fame. This summer, he is developed the theatre education program for the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Mr. Bailey also proudly serves as Cultural Specialist for U.S. State Department, working frequently with the American Embassy and State Theatre of Cyprus.
Justin-Siena is proud of its affiliation with The Napa School of Music, a private music school owned by Peter & Victoria Sykes which resides on the Justin-Siena campus. Now in it’s 9th year of operation the school has provided thousands of lessons to families in the Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. Since opening the school has also conducted over 40 Garage Band 101 sessions. It is the North Bay’s fastest growing private music school with approximately 400 students taking lessons every week from 20 highly qualified teachers. In addition to providing the classroom instruction on campus, NSM also provides private lessons, in virtually any instrument and voice.
Monica Jacobson is a working artist. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has shown her work in group, individual and traveling exhibitions, both nationally, and locally. Her love of teaching led her to pursue a higher degree in Education and she holds an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Dominican University of California, as well as a single subject teaching credential in Art from the State of California. Monica is passionate in the belief of the essential need for quality arts education in elementary and secondary curriculums, and is currently an active member of the Arts Education Alliance of Sonoma County, and involved with the Sonoma Arts Council Adopt-A-School outreach program. She is also the artist-in-residence for the Steele Lane Enrichment Foundation. Monica has has also served as art specialist and G.A.T.E teacher for several schools in Sonoma County.
Staci Arriaga works as a choreographer for numerous companies all over the Bay Area. She is the resident choreographer at Lucky Penny Productions here in Napa, and has also worked with Center Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, Woodland Opera House, Solano College Theatre, 42nd Street Moon, 6th Street Playhouse, OMG Productions, and two summers with The Ash Lawn Opera House in Virginia. Her work can once again be seen throughout the season as the Resident Choreographer for Lucky Penny Productions 2017-2018 Season. She was last seen as a performer at Lucky Penny in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Lin) and Cowgirls (Mo). She has enjoyed performing in various other productions around the Bay and in dance ensembles over the years. She has also spent over 25 years teaching tap and jazz and 20 years working as a choreographer in musical theatre.
Tom Durante is a proud graduate of Justin-Siena in 1993. He went on to receive his BFA from Chapman University and his Masters from California State –Fullerton, in theatre design and production management. Tom has worked for companies up and down the state, designing for private clients and celebrities. For the last 15 years, his focus has been on creating The Lux Productions, an event production company located here in the North Bay. During those years, Tom has designed most of the events and theatre shows for Justin-Siena, including recent productions of Once OnThis Island, The Birds, Anything Goes, Footloose, The Twilight Zone Live On Stage, and more.
Sylvia Gregory has worked as a costume designer, scenic designer and producer for 35 years in both theatre and film. She is a multiple award winner, having worked at Royal Court Theatre and the Hammersmith Theatre in London, MGM Studios, United Artists, Pinewood Studios and more. She is proud to have worked with many local theatre companies, including Justin-Siena, for which she de- signed The Twilight Zone, The Birds,Once on This Island and Sister Act, among others.
While working towards her BFA with honors from New York University, Vivian B. McLaughlin was chosen as a soloist for the annual Broadway on Broadway concert in New York’s Times Square. Soon after, she made her Broadway debut in TheWizard of Oz. After receiving her degree in drama with an emphasis in musical theatre, Vivian starred in Disney Channel’s Out of the Box and has since made appearances on Sesame Street English, Stanley’s Great Big Animal Adventure, and Bite Size. Her career has taken her to stages around the world, including Russia and Argentina. She has recorded several children’s audio books for Scholastic, Random House, and Bantam Doubleday and can also be heard on Volume I and II of the Playhouse Disney CD Series. Vivian has filmed industrials and commercials for such companies as Western Union, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, MSN, and Visa. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Vivian feels extremely lucky to have landed the role of “wife” to Bret McLaughlin and is equally blessed to have added the role of “Julien’s Mommy” to her resume.