presented by The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC & Englewood Health

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is partnering with Englewood Health to present a free production of RENT – The Musical: Concert Version Performance in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month.


Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences. Set in the East Village of New York City, the show is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.


Directed by Alexander Diaz, with musical direction by Ben Boecker, the performances feature local actors and will be held at Englewood Health, 350 Engle Street, Englewood on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.


Audiences will also get to hear from Englewood Health’s behavioral health experts about addiction and mental health issues facing our community today, the support and treatment resources available, and how everyone can work together to reduce the stigma associated with these important issues. 


As a designated stigma-free zone, Englewood Health is dedicated to educating the community and offering resources that help combat discrimination and negative perceptions toward individuals with mental illness. At the end of 2018, Englewood Health opened The Gregory P. Shadek Behavioral Care Center – with the primary location at 25 Rockwood Place in Englewood – featuring a dedicated care team of psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, an addiction specialist, and associated healthcare professionals. Collaborating with existing nonprofit and governmental agencies, the team is creating education/prevention programs rooted in promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adults in our local community. 


Cast List

Role: Actor, Hometown

Mark Cohen: Elad Ness, Brooklyn

Roger Davis: Elmer Maximilian Cruz, Fairview

Tom Collins: Matthew Danforth, Demarest

Angel: Nicholas Ducusin, Secaucus

Benny: TBD

Mimi: Hannah Dubroff, Englewood

Maureen: Haley Karlich, Paramus

Joanne: Sofia Carvajal, Haworth

Mrs. Cohen: Julie Robert, Dumont

Mrs. Jefferson: Annaliese Fagan, Clifton

Roger's Mom: Sofia Marchese, Dumont

Mimi's Mom: Dianne Rivera, New Milford                                           

Support Group, Vendors, Bohemians: Karla Liriano, Brooklyn; Mya Rodriguez, West New York; Emily Marquez, Bergenfield; Caleb Zatto, Englewood; David Zarusinski, Lincoln Park


For more information about the performance, call 201-482-8194 or email

For more information about behavioral health services at Englewood Health, call 201-292-1400.