(Artistic Director) Jaybird is an Associate Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater, where he has been a company member for 25 years. He teaches acting at Duke University and is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MFA in acting). His work has appeared in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Moscow (Russia), San Miguel Allende (Mexico), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Maseru (Lesotho, Africa), São Paulo (Brazil), Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu (China). His book on Middleton & Rowley’s revenge tragedy The Changeling is published by Palgrave-MacMillan. He designs sets and lighting under the name Sir Lionel Mouse. His films include Basilisk and Nadia.
Acting credits include: Two Turtledoves (Common Ground Theatre); Losing Control: the Kings and Queens of Shakespeare (Incubator Actor Training); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (U-Pitt Bradford); Clybourne Park (Playmakers Rep); Endgame, Superior Donuts (Deep Dish); The Baltimore Waltz, Lonely Planet, Execution of Justice, Sleeping Beauty or Coma, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Fuddy Meers, Thom Pain: Based on Nothing, The Pillowman, Dying City, Age of Arousal, Black Bird, Buddy Cop 2 (Manbites Dog); Ancient History (Glass House); The Crucible, Three Movements (Duke Players); The Abdication, Landscape/Silence/Night, Those Women, Amor Fortuna, The Woman in the Attic, The Narrowing (Archipelago); Ein Kleiner Kowboy, Cymbeline, Hurricane Salad, Julius Caesar, The Tempest (Shakespeare & Originals); piece-meal (both hands); Bug, Bam! Pow! (Dog & Pony Show); The Provok’d Wife, Coriolanus, The Libertine, Women Beware Women, The Winter’s Tale (Unseam’d Shakespeare); Aristocrats, The False Servant, Stones In His Pockets, Uncle Vanya, Too Clever By Half, The White Devil (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical); My Life With Boney, Salome, The Castle, Dreadful, The Sea Gull Project (Somnambulist Project).
Directing credits include: The Stonewater Rapture (Freakshow); Art is Hard Work (Labor Is Glorious); Amadeus (Leviathan); Romeo & Juliet, Coriolanus (Antic Shake); One Night Only (Abraham Werewolf); The Persistence of Smoke, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Duke Department of Music); Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here (Zenph Productions); Boston Marriage (Ghost & Spice); Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Man Who, Shopping and Fucking, Back of the Throat, The Overwhelming, Nightwork, Cape Disappointment, Paris 76 (Manbites Dog); Crimson & Clover, Prufrock, Life/Love/Cows, King Lear, Faust, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare & Originals); A Steady Rain, Klownmakbeth (Wendell Theatre); I Am My Own Wife, Child of Hungry Times, Misterioso, The Lower D’s, Women Beware Women, Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo, Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris (Duke Players); Stick Fly, Black Terror (Karamu); Three Sisters, Measure 4 Measure (Unseam’d Shakespeare); Old Times, Troilus and Cressida, Titus Andronicus, King Arthur Rules!, The Seagull Project (Somnambulist Project).
For LG Pig: (Director) Happy Days, Ohio Impromptu, Three Sisters (on Ice), The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rouge et Noir, Europe Central, Fistful of Love, Goin’ a Buffalo, Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, Picasso’s Closet, Western Men, Night Beast, Jade City Chronicles Vol. 1, Glass, Richie, The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, The Man Who Was Thursday, Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo, hmlt, The Shipment, The Emotions of Normal People, Maccountant, Ethelred the Unready, Hunchback; (Actor) Faith Healer, Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, My Lovely Suicides, Goodnight Everything, The Italian Actress, Jane Eyre, Anarchist!, The Birthday Party, Donald, Derklöwnschpankeneffect, Celebration, And the Ass Saw the Angel, The New Colossus; (Puppetmaker) A Dog From Hell.
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