So Now You Know
Directed and Choreographed by: Janet Roston
Storytelling Coach/Dramaturge: Ryan Bergmann
So Now You Know combines the strengths of actors and dancers to tell personal stories in words and movement of individual discovery. This hybrid dance/theatre concept integrates stories and performers in a new engaging dance/theatre experience. Each performance is developed specifically with a multi-faceted community of performers. Along with working towards a final performance, our unique development process has the ultimate goal of creating a connected community within each cast that resonates with the audience. Our goal is to unite performers and audience in a moving live theater experience.
Each performance can be developed specifically for you and your multi-faceted community of performers. Our unique development process has the ultimate goal of creating connections within each cast culminating in a performance that will touch and unite your audience as a community.
La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts
Public Performance and Elementary through High School Tour
Arts for The Schools, Truckee CA
BHHS Dance Company,
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Highways Performance Space
"I was so impressed that I already invited MeMT back next season. Why bring So Now You Know back? The process brought together disparate members of our community for an exciting and meaningful experience and the final production was something radiant and powerful that the audience loved."
B.T. McNicholl, Artistic Director, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
"This experience was truly one of the best of my entire life, one that has changed the way I create forever."
Kate Santos, La Mirada High School Senior
"Janet and Ryan helped with making me so comfortable talking in front of people and let me express myself. I can’t tell you how much my confidence grew."
Shirley Russo, Performer and President of La Mirada Theater Volunteers
"This work is driven by the content of the story and the humanity and individualism showcased in the actor-dancer cast."
"...an incredible movement-theatre piece...Truly worth watching!"
Michael Alexander, Former Executive Director, Grand Performances
"Captivating, funny, surprising and invigorating, this is a special work!"
Leo Garcia, Executive Director, Highways Performance Space
"So Now You Know captured our middle school students; they were fully engaged. You could feel the emotion in the building. This group knows how to reach middle schoolers. Quite possibly the best live performance our student body has ever attended."
Jenni De Wald, Assistant Principal,
Alder Creek Middle School, Truckee, CA
"We have heard nothing but amazing praise from the school administrations and the students' parents. Janet and Ryan flawlessly incorporated our three teen students stories with the professional dancers and the resulting performances were nothing short of magical."
Lydia Ballard, Programs Coordinator
Arts For The Schools, Truckee, CA