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Jon Jory

Jon Jory (The Boxcar ChildrenWe Can't Talk About ThisSafetownThe Hound of the Baskervilles (one-act)What Happens in Neverland Stays in Neverland (a monologue play)Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Weird (a monologue play)The Zoo FarceAnne of Green Gables (one-act)ScrappySherlock's BestThe Trojan WomenThe Great, Great Granddaughter of Sherlock HolmesIdentity PlayThe "Shakespeare, Clearly" series; Peter Pan's Jump Shot; Captain Theatre Nerd and The Magnificent TechiesMythically Mythical MythsThe Semi-Amazing, Sort-of-Sensational, Almost Unbelievable Christmas Spectacular!; A Christmas Carol (Full-length); A Christmas Carol (one-act); The Jungle BookPeter Pan (Non-flying version!); Peter Pan (one-act); Little WomenLittle Women (one-act)The Wizard of Oz). As the Producing Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory directed over 125 plays and produced over 1,000 during his 32-year tenure. He conceived the internationally lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays, the SHORTS Festival, and the Brown-Forman Classics-in-Context Festival. He was also the Artistic Founding Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and he has been inducted in New York’s Theatre Hall of Fame. Mr. Jory has directed professionally in nine nations, and in the United States has directed productions at many regional theatres including Washington’s Arena Stage, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, the McCarter in Princeton, Guthrie Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has received the National Theatre Conference Award and ATA Distinguished Career Award. For his commitment to new plays, he has received the Margo Jones Award twice, the Shubert Foundation’s James N. Vaughan Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement and Contribution to the Development of Professional Theatre, Carnegie Mellon’s Commitment to Playwriting Award, and the Special Tony Award for Achievement in Regional Theatre. He currently teaches acting and directing at UCLA.



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