The Making of Jinx, the Musical

SimBarGo Productions is the creative venture of Jeanne Barrett, Alyssa Goldrath and Wendy Sims. After much deliberation on a unique name for their production company, SimBarGo was born! (We’ll let you decipher the meaning behind the name!)

Jeanne, Alyssa and Wendy gathered together to document the joys and jeopardies of creating a new musical. The blend of Alyssa’s directing talents, Wendy’s expertise behind the camera and Jeanne’s television production experience has created a well-balanced team, along with their love for musical theater. We will take you behind the scenes as sisters Makena and Teagan Reynolds, along with their friend JT Kaufman, bring to life Jinx, the Musical for Borel Drama Dream Theatre! 

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A Documentary

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Jeanne Barrett

Producer / Director

Jeanne Barrett (she/her) is a creative professional with extensive experience in television production, photography and theater. She is thrilled to be working on her first documentary, The Making of the Musical, Jinx. Jeanne has ample experience behind the lens, first working as a television producer, reporter and writer for 10 years in San Francisco for “Travel Update,” a 30-minute worldwide travel show produced by Preview Media, and also as a nature photographer who specializes in the flora and fauna of both the Bay Area and Hawaii. Her photos have been featured on cards sold at Paper Source, Reach and Teach and Whole Foods. Most recently, Jeanne was seen onstage at Hillbarn Theatre in The Four Gifts. Jeanne is currently represented by MDT Agency, Inc. in San Francisco and looks forward to more acting projects in the future. She is grateful to work with Alyssa Goldrath and Wendy Sims on the documentary, and she is in awe of the talents of Makena and Teagan Reynolds and JT Kaufman! On with the show!

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Alyssa Goldrath

Producer

Alyssa Goldrath (Ms. G) has been the Borel Drama director / producer since 2008. Ms. G received her B.A. in Stage Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara with honors in 2004. She has directed & stage managed with a number of local companies including Pied Piper Players & Broadway by the Bay. Borel Drama's mission is to help students to grow intellectually, socially, ethically & culturally through theater arts. We are committed to fostering a positive environment through learning. Together, we set high goals & inspire all students to achieve excellence. She is excited to commission a new theater piece for Borel Drama created by JT Kaufman and Borel Drama alumni Makena & Teagan Reynolds. Alyssa is thrilled to be collaborating with Wendy and Jeanne on this exciting new project!

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Wendy Sims

Producer / Director of Photography & Editing

Wendy began video editing over 25 years ago as a way to capture the adventures of her young children. Wendy has provided filming and editing services to many organizations and individuals throughout the Bay Area. Prior to her work in video production, Wendy was the Director of Operations at Pied Piper Players and also worked as a high tech Training & Development Manager. Wendy is proud to have been a past board member for several Bay Area non-profit organizations. She has been recognized as a Telly Award winner as well as "Best Videographer" from the "J" Magazine. Wendy is extra-passionate about this project because she has proudly watched and admired the very talented writers/performers, Teagan and Makena Reynolds, since they were in pre-school. Wendy is honored to be working with Jeanne and Alyssa on this creative endeavor and can’t wait to share the joys and challenges of bringing a musical to life with all of you. 

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