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Passage Theatre’s: OK Trenton Project

Currently, Kara is working as an Assistant Director on the Ok Trenton Project. This two year play development process will culminate in a documentary style production in the Passage Theatre Company’s Season for 2021.

This project will use the development process created and made famous by Tectonic Theatre Project. Members of the Tectonic team will be working alongside the Ok Trenton artists to develop this play.

For more information please visit: PassageTheatreCompany.org

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Director’s Gathering

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Recently, Kara became a member of the Director’s Gathering. With opportunities to assist in the annual DG Jam, meet with up and coming playwrights, and connect with artists throughout the Philadelphia area; Director’s Gathering is a wonderful artistic opportunity! For more information please visit www.directorsgathering.org


I & You: A Workshop Production

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This Spring, Kara directed a workshop production of Lauren Gunderson’s play I and You. Featuring Jerome Manning and Julia Mandelbaum, I and You tells the story of two young adults struggling to find strength in their weakness and allow for compassion and vulnerability in an unpredictable world.


Assistants the Musical

This June, Kara will be joining the Production Team of Assistants the Musical for their Off-Broadway run at The Players Theatre. Kara will be working as Assistant Director under C Ryanne Domingues. For more information about Assistants please click here. For audition information click here.

What does Broadway World have to say about Assistants the Musical? Check it out by clicking here!

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Rider University

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This Fall, Kara accepted the position of Admissions Counselor with her Alma Mater Rider University. She will be overseeing the audition process for all incoming students Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts. Go Broncs!


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

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Kara and the staff of Passage Theatre past & present rang in the holidays with a joyful rendition of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Kara portrayed the sultry Violet, George Bailey’s mother, & every one of the Bailey Children. And yes, every time a bell rings, an angel does get its wings.

Want to learn more about Passage Theatre Company?

CLICK HERE!




The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas

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This fall, Kara Stage Managed & Assistant Directed The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas at Passage Theatre Company. Alongside a fantastic Cast & Creative Team, Jimmy brought to life the exciting tale of three young & unlikely superheroes from Chicago who team together to save the world from a pack of mutant chihuahuas & their evil leader Don Manuel.Want to learn more about Passage Theatre Company? CLICK HERE!


#RUMeToo

On April 12th Kara debuted the first annual Me Too Monologues at Rider University. She is beyond grateful to the entire cast, crew, and overwhelming number of audience members who joined together for the evening. 

Coming Soon: #RUMeToo Video Highlights from the Evening


The Me Too Monologues: #RUMeToo

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 Thursday April 12th | 7:30pm | The Spitz Theatre

This spring, Kara will embark on the Direction & Choreography of the first annual Me Too Monologues at Rider University. The Monologues are a part of an international model that began at Duke University in 2009. Alongside Rider University's Student Government Association, the production team of the Monologues took anonymous submissions regarding the topic of mental health and transformed them into pieces of art including a Graphic Design Presentation, a dance piece, and group/solo monologues. 

The show will be hosted by Broadway Alumni Christopher Rice and each attendee will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen

The Me Too Monologues provide an opportunity for the Rider community to unite in our tumultuous world, and share the message that you are never alone. 

Join us Thursday April 12th for our Mental Health Fair at 6:30pm & stay for our 7:30pm show in the Spitz Theatre.

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The Theory of Relativity 

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Don't miss The Theory of Relativity at Rider University! Kara will be featured throughout the show as Julie, lover of all things feline.

Wednesday February 21st -Sunday February 25th

Admission: $25 adults, seniors/non-Rider students: $20

Box Office: 609-896-7775

Get your tickets today!

A joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection.


Website Design by Kara Jönsson

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Check out the latest project Kara has been working on, website design! 

Do you need a consultation on how to best market yourself on your website? Don't even know how to get started? Contact Kara!  Using SquareSpace, Kara creates beautiful websites for a variety of artists and young professionals. 


Winter Wonderland! 

Starring: Ian Laudano & Kara Jönsson | Filmed by: Lauren Leibowitz | Arrangement by: Swing Shift

Celebrate this holiday season with Kara! Check out her latest project filmed in beautiful downtown Princeton! Big thanks to Ian Laudano and Lauren Leibowitz for celebrating the season with her! Stay tuned for more directional work staring Ian Laudano, Lindsay Andrews, and more upcoming performing artists! Want to see more? Click "Contact Kara" below and let her know what you'd like to see next! 


Rider University: Musical Theatre Class of 2018

Kara will be graduating from Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University this May! Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Arts Administration, Kara has spent four years involved with various productions, clubs, and organizations.  

 


 Rider Theatre: The Good Person of Szechuan

Kara is working as an Assistant Director for Rider Theatre's Production of The Good Person of Szechuan. Written by Bertolt Brecht & adapted by Tony Kushner. Direction by Louis Goldberg & original music by Nick Ziobro. 

When the gods reward the good Shen Te with a tobacco shop of her own, she is besieged by the poor of her community asking for her charity and protection. Her less-good cousin Shui Ta arrives and restores order through his ruthlessness in this comic moral fable by Bertolt Brecht.

October 25 – October 29 2017: Bart Luedeke Center Rider University

Admission: $20 adults, $15 seniors/non-Rider students
Preview Performance (sold at door): $9 adults/non-Rider students, $5 seniors

Click here for ticket information 


Summer 2017 

This past summer Kara had the fantastic opportunity to work as the Company Manager at The Forestburgh Playhouse. From May to September Kara was responsible for the well being and effectiveness of The Playhouse Resident Company, Technical Staff, and Members of Actor's Equity Association. Kara was fortunate enough to make her Playhouse directing debut with one of the Evening Cabarets. 'Girl for All Seasons' performed July 18th-29th. For more information about the Forestburgh Playhouse please visit www.fbplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at 845-794-1194


'Girl for All Seasons'

"Drop by the Forestburgh Tavern to marvel at the powerful voices and talent of our Resident Company Ladies!  You’ll be blown away as they take on classic and contemporary hits by some of your favorite female vocalists!  Liza, Barbara, Celine, Cher and more.  Don’t miss it!" 

Direction & Choreography: Kara Jönsson

 Music Direction: Andy Hudson  Lighting Design: Mickey Galamba