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Jackson Gay

(Director) Upcoming: Workshop of new musical Her Lightness by David Nugent (Yale Rep); Rolin Jones’ The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Company); Allison Moore’s Collapse (Women’s Project); Bess Wohl’s Barcelona (People’s Light). Recent credits: As You Like It (Chautauqua Theater Company); 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix/piece by piece); A Little Journey, 2012 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play (The Mint); Red (Alley Theatre); Fallow by Ken Lin (People’s Light and Ojai Playwrights Conference). Currently producing the new musical First Lady of Christmas by Cheri Magid (Book/ Lyrics) with music by Evan Palazzo of The Hot Sardines (; August: Osage County by Tracy Letts and Kenneth Lin’s Intelligence-Slave (Alley Theatre); Sam Mark’s Light Years to the Delling Shore (2011 Sundance Theater Institute at Banff, Canada); David Adjmi’s 3C for Superlab (Playwrights Horizons/ Clubbed Thumb); Punk Princess at NYMF (book/lyrics Yasmine Lever/ music Stew and Heidi Rodewald); Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company), where she previously directed Kia Corthron’s Master Disaster and Rolin Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Pulitzer Prize finalist); Yale Drama Series presentation of Shannon Murdoch’s New Light Shine (Yale Rep); The Danger of Bleeding Brown by Enrique Urueta (Latino Mix-Fest Atlantic Theater); And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light by Laura Jacqmin (Cape Cod Theater Project); Lisa Dillman’s American Wee-Pie (PlayPenn); Jason Grote’s Box Americana (Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference); Len, Asleep in Vinyl, by Carly Mensch (Second Stage/Juilliard); 10 things to do before I die, by Zakiyyah Alexander (Second Stage Uptown); Collaboration with lighting designer Jennifer Tipton on The Glass Menagerie for the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process; Best Production Connecticut Critic’s Award The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Yale Rep. Jackson is on faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and Primary Stages ESPA School of Theater. She is the recipient of the Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Fellowship and the Drama League’s New Directors/New Works Fellowship. University of the Arts Silver Star Distinguished Alumni Award. BFA Acting University of the Arts. MFA Directing Yale School of Drama. Jackson is from Sugar Land, Texas.

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