Hey JoJo Productions was founded in 2005 originally as a live events and television production entity. Jolene "Jojo" Bogard has been directing since she was 5 years old. Always one to organize the neighborhood kids to put on plays to whomever was walking by her house. After working in Hollywood for a number of years, Jojo was looking for her next career. Her step daughter's fledgling theatre needed a stage manager and next thing she knew, she was managing 6 casts of "Annie" for them. Soon, they offered Jojo a job (which paid minimum wage)...and she thought...I could do this same thing, if her family ever moved. And just like that....her husband got transferred to San Diego and there she started her own theatre company. "This is the most rewarding work I have ever done." states Jojo. She is a proud Board Member donating her time and talents to the community.
WHO IS JOJO?
Jojo is really Jolene Dodson Bogard, an experienced Theatre Director and Acting Teacher. Jojo's professional entertainment career began 25 years ago after she graduated USC's School of Cinema. She has been a writer/producer on numerous television and feature films. Additionally, she has managed and directed productions for an award-winning Children's Theatre company in Orange County. Ms. Bogard is a member of the DGA, WGA, and The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
"Directing shows was a way for me to bond with my step daughter. Her love of Theatre made me want to get back into theatre. It's been the greatest gift that keeps on giving."
-Jolene "Jojo" Bogard