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Donny Jackson

 
Bio:
Donny Jackson is an award-winning freelance Lighting Designer and Theatre Professor based in Los Angeles. Work highlights include the New York premiere of Four Clowns (La Mama Experimental Theatre), the premiere of A Singular They, for which he received a Stage Raw Award nomination ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Donny Jackson is an award-winning freelance Lighting Designer and Theatre Professor based in Los Angeles. Work highlights include the New York premiere of Four Clowns (La Mama Experimental Theatre), the premiere of A Singular They, for which he received a Stage Raw Award nomination ... (read complete bio)
 

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Michael O'Hara (Props), Allison Dillard (costumes), Donny Jackson (lighting) Photo

Michael O'Hara (Props), Allison Dillard (costumes), Donny Jackson (lighting)

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Donny Jackson Biography

Donny Jackson is an award-winning freelance Lighting Designer and Theatre Professor based in Los Angeles.



Work highlights include the New York premiere of Four Clowns (La Mama Experimental Theatre), the premiere of A Singular They, for which he received a Stage Raw Award nomination (Blank Theatre), the Work Shop production of When God Looked Away, starring Al Pacino and Judith Light (Macha Theatre), the West Coast premiere of In the Heights (Casa 0101 Theatre), Phenomenal, written and directed by Grammy winner, Macy Gray (Ramon Cortines Performing Arts), the KJAZZ Annual Benefit Concert (Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts) , Arrival & Departure (Fountain Theatre) for which he was awarded Best Lighting by BroadwayWorld LA and Transition, for which he received the NAACP award for Best Lighting. His work was also featured on television for Into the Woods, airing during ABC's reality TV event, "Encore!".

Other design work includes, Driving Miss Daisy starring Donna Mills (Colony Theatre), Father, Son & Holy Coach, executive produced by Tyler Posey, of MTV's "Teen Wolf" (Odyssey Theatre), and Old Man in a Big Car, directed by "The Simpsons" voice actor, Dan Castellaneta (Fanatic Salon).

He is currently an Ovation Awards Judge for the Los Angeles Stage Alliance, and head of Technical Theatre & Design at Cypress College. He holds an MFA in Lighting Design from the UCLA School of Theatre, where he trained under Tony-winning lighting designer, Neil Jampolis.




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Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson’s funny, powerful ‘If I Forget’ at Fountain Theatre

Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Th Photo Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

The Fountain Theatre presents a deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, widely known from TV's Seinfeld, directs the Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget by Steven Levenson, running July 23 through September 10 on the Fountain's indoor stage. Previews begin July 20.

BWW Review: A Joyous, Must-See Production of IN THE HEIGHTS Thrills in La Mirada Photo BWW Review: A Joyous, Must-See Production of IN THE HEIGHTS Thrills in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Jun 10, 2022

Exuding pure joy, blissful camaraderie, and high-energy theatrics, this exuberantly performed new SoCal production of IN THE HEIGHTS—continuing through June 26, 2022 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts—feels like such an emotionally amped-up, escapist antidote to the divided times we currently must live with in our daily lives.  

IN THE HEIGHTS to be Play La Mirada Theatre This June Photo IN THE HEIGHTS to be Play La Mirada Theatre This June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

From the songwriting genius behind Hamilton, Encanto, and Moana, Lin Manuel-Miranda, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT will present his first acclaimed celebration of family and community, IN THE HEIGHTS.

Photos: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Comes to the International City Theatre Photo Photos: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Comes to the International City Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Lucas Hnath fans, rejoice! International City Theatre presents A Doll’s House, Part 2, the Obie-Award winning playwright’s bitingly funny, thoroughly modern, 90-minute “sequel” to Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic. Trevor Biship-Gillespie directs this stand-alone continuation (no need to know the original) for an April 15 opening at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where performances continue through May 1. Two low-priced previews are set for April 13 and April 14.

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Comes to Internatiional City Theatre Photo A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Comes to Internatiional City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

International City Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, the Obie-Award winning playwright's bitingly funny, thoroughly modern, 90-minute “sequel” to Henrik Ibsen's 1879 classic.

Cypress College Theatre Arts Stages HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Photo Cypress College Theatre Arts Stages HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

After a 1 year delay due to the pandemic, Cypress College Theatre Arts Department proudly presents HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Featuring hit songs like, 'Good Morning Star Shine' and 'Aquarius', Hair was the first rock musical on Broadway, and tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies during the anti-war, sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Knot Free Productions' A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Knot Free Productions' A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022

Knot Free Productions, Greenway Arts Alliance, and Theatre Planners just celebrated opening night of A Little Night Music. Directed by Ryan O'Connor (He/They) with musical director Anthony Zediker (He/Him), the limited engagement will run through Sunday, March 13 only at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles.

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Greenway Court Theatre Photo BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Greenway Court Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Feb 11, 2022

12-time Tony Award-nominated, 'A Little Night Music' made a decided splash at the Greenway Court Theatre with the highlight of being a non-traditionally gender cast production. 

Photos: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Greenway Court Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Greenway Court Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

Greenway Arts Alliance, and Theatre Planners will present A Little Night Music, opening Friday, February 4, at 8pm. Directed by Ryan O’Connor (He/They) with musical director Anthony Zediker (He/Him), the limited engagement will run through Sunday, March 13 only at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles.