Nathan Louis Jackson at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Playwright

Nathan Louis Jackson is an alum of Kansas City Kansas Community College and Kansas State University. He received the Lila Acheson Wallace fellowship and did his graduate work at The Juilliard School. His plays include Broke-ology (which you may have seen at KC Rep and which was also produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival), When I Come to Die (Lincoln Center in 2011), The Mancerhios, and The Last Black Play. 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. He is the Playwright in Residence at KC Repertory Theater. He has written for television as well, with credits for Southland (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), and Resurrection (ABC). He currently writes for Luke Cage (Netflix).

Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at UMKC, continues its four-decades long tradition of presenting works that are compelling, passionate, and imaginative. View, edit or add to their profile on the New Play Map.

Press

Luke Cage’s KC connection: Hometown playwright Nathan Louis Jackson by Jon Niccum, The Kansas City Star, November 4, 2016

More from the Residency

Responding to the World Around You
Essay

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
Essay

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.