Jason is a New York-based stage director and a Chicago area native. Directing credits include Chicago: The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry (Project 891 Theatre Company. Selected as one of the Top 25 Chicago Productions in 2010 by Chicago Theater Beat); Boys’ Life by Howard Korder (Hangar 9 Theatre Company); Hesperia (Hangar 9 Theatre Company. World premiere) by Randall Colburn. New York: The Principality of Sorrows (Brooklyn College Thesis Production) by Keith Bunin, The Demolition Downtown by Tennessee Williams (Brooklyn College), God’s Bored Game by Lisa Reinke (Primary Stages ESPA), and Stained Glasseds by Megan Murtha at Dixon Place in the Lower East Side. Recent staged readings include Radium Now by Kate Benson andWar Play by Paul Ketchum. In addition, Jason is currently on an artistic fellowship at Soho Rep. where he has recently assistant directed alongside artistic director Sarah Benson on workshop productions of Richard Maxwell’s Samara, and Brandon Jacobs Jenkins’ An Octaroon. He also assistant directed the 2013 Soho Rep. Gala with director Eric Ting, hosted by Billy Crudup and Tim Blake Nelson. Jason is an artistic assistant on the upcoming Soho Rep. production of A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath, directed by Sarah Benson, with Larry Pine playing Walt Disney. Jason also recently completed a brief directing observership with Doug Hughes on Broadway for An Enemy of the People at MTC. Other AD credits include A Murder of Crows by Mac Wellman (dir. Meghan Finn w/Mac Wellman consulting), A Delicate Balance (dir. Steve Scott at Red Twist Theatre in Chicago. Jeff-nominee for Best Production), and Equus (dir. Michael Colucci at Red Twist). He has studied with SITI Company, The Second City (Viewpoints with Michael Patrick Thornton) and Primary Stages (Devising Original Theatre as Director). BA in Theater from Southern Illinois University, and MFA in Directing with honors from Brooklyn College.
Jason’s mission is to become a vital Stage Director, contributing to the history of the theatre. He will achieve this through revitalizing published plays in a fresh and thoughtful way, and through developing new works working with playwrights as well as devising new works through ensemble.
In addition to directing, Jason has extensive professional theatrical experience in dramaturgy, acting and sound design.
“It is easy to coast through life rather than find the will to continually reach out into the world. To reach out is to risk. There is little grace in a life that never extends out beyond the boundaries of self.” -Anne Bogart