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 I thought...I could do this same thing, if I ever moved. And just like that....my husband got transferred to San Diego and I started my own theatre company. Its been a learning experience for sure. But these kids are so amazing. And while, I can't get paid to get this theatre up and running...it is the most rewarding work I have ever done. I am proud to be a board member. Donating my time and efforts to creating these wonderful shows.
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