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Nathan Louis Jackson

Nathan Louis Jackson is an alum of Kansas State University and did his graduate work at The Juilliard School. His plays include Broke-ologyWhen I Come to Die (world premiere, Lincoln Center in 2011), The Mancherios, The Last Black Play, and Sticky Traps (world premiere, KC Rep 2015)He has received commissions from Lincoln Center, The Roundabout Theater Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club. At K-State, he was actively involved with the Ebony Theatre (as a director and as president) and participated in The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive. He has twice won the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, is the recipient of the Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award, and was awarded the Kennedy Center’s Gold Medallion. This summer Nathan will be workshopping a new play at Lincoln Center. The 16/17 season kicks off the renewal of his three-year residency at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, where three of his plays have been produced. He has written for television as well, with credits for Southland (NBC), and Shameless (Showtime), and Resurrection (ABC).  He is currently writing for Luke Cage and 13 Reasons Why (Netflix).

Responding to the World Around You
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Responding to the World Around You

An interview with playwright Nathan Louis Jackson

20 July 2016

Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works at Kansas City Rep, talks with playwright in residence Nathan Louis Jackson.

A Conversation with Playwright in Residence Nathan Louis Jackson and Director Kyle Hatley
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A Conversation with Playwright in Residence Nathan Louis Jackson and Director Kyle Hatley

2 January 2015

Commons Producer Mackenzie Goodwin Tran talks to Nathan Louis Jackson and Kyle Hatley about what they’ve learned so far in his residency at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.