Jackson Gay

Jackson Gay (photo / Brian McManamon)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
601 Dodge Hall
Upcoming: New musical, Arlington- book by Victor Lodato & music by Polly Pen (San Francisco’s The Magic); New play workshop with Sheila Callaghan (Yale Rep); Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born (Rattlestick); short film The Lamb by Rachel Shukert staring Jeanine Serralles; Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities (Alley Theatre); These Paper Bullets adapted by Rolin Jones from Much Ado About Nothing with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong (Yale Rep).

Recent: Slainte by John Gallagher Jr. (New York Stage & Film); Bess Wohl’s Barcelona (People’s Light); Allison Moore’s Collapse (Women’s Project); Rolin Jones’ The Jammer at the Atlantic, where she also directed Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity; 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick); As You Like It (Chautauqua); A Little Journey (The Mint, 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play); August: Osage County, Red and Ken Lin's Intelligence-Slave (Alley Theatre); Sam Mark’s Light Years to the Delling Shore (Sundance at Banff, Canada); ...Jenny Chow (Best Production Connecticut Critic's Award at Yale Rep); Workshop of new musical Her Lightness by David Nugent (Yale Rep); Fallow by Ken Lin (People's Light and Ojai Playwrights Conference); Currently producing the new musical First Lady of Christmas (http://vimeo.com/33028083) by Cheri Magid (Book/ Lyrics) with music by Evan Palazzo of The Hot Sardines; David Adjmi's 3C for Superlab (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb); Punk Princess at NYMF (book/lyrics Yasmine Lever/ music Stew and Heidi Rodewald); 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 Columbia University, 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.

photo / Brian McManamon
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