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Our Mission.

Curious Frog's mission is to present new, modern and classical works with the goal of showing a new, multicultural perspective through non-traditional casting that does not hinder understanding or believing a work, but rather enhances the work in an innovative manner and fosters fresh perceptions.

Leadership

Reneé Racan Rodriguez, Director

Curious Frog is another step forward in a journey of acting, directing and producing for Reneé that stretches back over a decade. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, she started in the performing world as a runway model. Moving from there to commercial acting, her interest then expanded into all areas of the theatrical arts.

Reneé’s acting experience encompasses plays in Los Angeles, Idaho, Chicago, Indiana, North Carolina, and San Francisco, where she earned nominations for two of her favorite roles, Vera in Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians and Elvira in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.

She is also an award-winning director, with critical acclaim for her production of Don’t Dress for Dinner at the Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley, earning several prestigious awards including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Production. She apprenticed with Robert Hamm and assisted in directing Marvin’s Room at Ross Valley Players in Marin and Our Town at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda, and also directed the critically-acclaimed Turn of the Screw in Alameda. Her most recent productions were our inaugural production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors last fall and McGurk’s Suicide Hall, an original work written by Josh Rozett, staged by the ReddMask Theatre Company here in New York City in the spring of 2007. While in San Francisco, she helped start the Act Now! Theatre Company, and helped rebuild and market CTA Crossroads Theatre. Both theatres are thriving today with full seasons and subscription rates.

Reneé earned her MFA in Acting at Indiana University, where she focused not just on the program and its mandates, but produced and directed plays, and privately coached, and taught both privately and academically at the university level.

Nic Musolino

Nic Musolino independent Creative Director locaed currently in Los Angeles. Trained as an architect, he has also worked as an architectural designer, winning several national design awards, been a member of a collective operating an alternative art space, and freelanced for Marvel Comics as a member of the art team responsible for a full run of a Star Trek-branded comic. In 2004 he collaborated with Alexander Gelman of Design Machine, editing Infiltrate: The Front Lines of the New York Design Scene (DAP, 2005).

His experience in the arts and non-profits include current clients jen bekman gallery (as designer-of-record) and The New School, as well as previous client relationships with WNET/Thirteen, Dress for Success, the Museum of Arts and Design and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has previously served on the board of Silver House Gallery in Savannah, GA.

Company Members

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