Jack Reuler

Jack Reuler founded the Mixed Blood Theatre Company at the age of twenty-two and has served as its Artistic Director since then. Mixed Blood promotes successful pluralism, using theatre as a vehicle for artistry, entertainment, education, and effecting social change. He is a founder and Co-President of the National New Play Network.

Theatre Communications Group presented Jack with its Peter Zeisler Award, for exemplifying pioneering practices in theatre, dedication to the freedom of expression, and for being unafraid to take risks in the advancement of the art form. He was presented with the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also accepted Actors’ Equity’s first Rosetta LeNoire Award for “celebrating the universality of the human experience on the American stage.”

Jack was named to Esquire magazine’s first “Register of People Under Forty Who Are Changing America,” received Macalester College’s Distinguished Citizen Award, The City’s Minneapolis Award, and MCTC’s Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award.




Blognews, trends, insights

  • Colleagues, Counselors, and Confidants: Theatre Critics of the Twin Cities
    Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler reflects on his longstanding relationships with the theatre critics of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Mixed Blood Theatre’s Disability Visibility Project
    Aditi Brennan Kapil and Jack Reuler of Mixed Blood Theatre share the Disability Visibility project with hopes of improving the relationship between the American theatre and disability.
  • Interview with Jack Rueler
    This interview is adapted from the version that appears in Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art. Jack Reuler of Mixed Blood Theatre talks about the new metrics of measuring the impact of theatre.
  • In Search of the Artistic Home
    Jamie Gahlon has asked theatre artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Jack Reuler continues this series.