The Essential Lighter Side

A Garden Party In Brooklyn

June 07, 2020 Jay Casale Season 5 Episode 53
The Essential Lighter Side
A Garden Party In Brooklyn
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The Essential Lighter Side
A Garden Party In Brooklyn
Jun 07, 2020 Season 5 Episode 53
Jay Casale

Jo Ann Marie Cimato is the head of all things Drama at the Beacon School in NY, where she and her faculty and students put on professional-caliber, cutting edge productions every year. Prior to the pandemic, the theater department suffered the devastating loss of a student. Months later, and just after the next show had been cast, the school closed down. Jo Ann, being a teacher in the truest sense, bent over backwards to be sure her students would still have an artistic outlet. 

She ALSO has had to deal with her father being diagnosed with COVID-19, but has held steady in her Brooklyn apartment, where she is slowly becoming a professional gardener. Before all that, she and I went to both high school and college together. We talked about all of it, and I absolutely adored getting to catch up with my friend. 

Show Notes

Jo Ann Marie Cimato is the head of all things Drama at the Beacon School in NY, where she and her faculty and students put on professional-caliber, cutting edge productions every year. Prior to the pandemic, the theater department suffered the devastating loss of a student. Months later, and just after the next show had been cast, the school closed down. Jo Ann, being a teacher in the truest sense, bent over backwards to be sure her students would still have an artistic outlet. 

She ALSO has had to deal with her father being diagnosed with COVID-19, but has held steady in her Brooklyn apartment, where she is slowly becoming a professional gardener. Before all that, she and I went to both high school and college together. We talked about all of it, and I absolutely adored getting to catch up with my friend. 

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