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Jason (he/him/el) is a New York-based Mexican-American director, bookwriter, and choreographer, specializing in new musical development and reinvestigating the traditional American book musical. He aims to inspire audiences’ imaginations, spark curiosity, and compel patrons to be skeptical of the status quo. Jason strives to be radically inclusive in his practices while delivering a theatrical Flintstone vitamin to audiences — a socio-political message served through candy-coated entertainment.

Jason is a SDCF Fellow, a member of the Directors Group at Roundabout Theatre Company, a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, a founding member of Theatre Now’s National Musical Writers Group, a graduate of the George and Joy Abbott MFA in Musical Theatre Collaboration at Temple University, and a recipient of Temple University’s Future Faculty Fellowship.

Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer Association, and currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Now New York.

Jason Aguirre News

Ars Nova Unveils Lineup For 16th Annual ANT Festival in June

Discover the lineup for the 16th Annual ANT Fest presented by Ars Nova. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Inaugural PRISM FESTIVAL OF NEW QUEER MUSICALS to Take Place This Summer

Celebrate Pride Month with THE MAKERS' ENSEMBLE and JUDSON ARTS as they present the inaugural PRISM FESTIVAL OF NEW QUEER MUSICALS. Discover four new musicals and nurture emerging Queer theater talent.
New Work Series WITCHES, QUEERS AND CLOWNS Will Bring A Host of Radical Artists to HERE in March

The three-week performance series will feature music, theater, comedy and cabaret work from Matt Bovee, Scout Davis, Amy Jo Jackson, Dan Mills and Ben Thornewill, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Adam J. Rineer, and others, as well as the world premiere of Witches!? In Salem?! by Matt Cox (Puffs).
L Morgan Lee, Bianca Leigh And More Set For Industry Reading Of A COMPLICATED WOMAN

Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee, Bianca Leigh, and more are set to star in an industry reading of the new musical 'A Complicated Woman.' Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the reading will take place on December 15th.
48th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Winners Revealed

Discover the winning plays from the 48th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Find out which plays were chosen as winners in this highly anticipated festival. Get a glimpse of the exceptional talent showcased in this year's event.
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Reveals Finalists & Judges; James Ijames Honorary Playwright

Presented by Concord Theatricals, The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, has announced that James Ijames (Fat Ham) is this year's honorary Festival playwright.
Listen: THEATER PRACTICE Podcast Releases Season 2 Episodes

Listen to season two of Miriam Weiner's independent podcast, Theater Practice.
Danny Marin And More Will Mourn Panic! At The Disco With New Show At Green Room 42

Danny Marin (Drunk Musicals) is back at The Green Room 42 and is in deep mourning. On January 24, 2023, Brendon Urie announced Panic! At The Disco is over! The group's last remaining original member is turning attention toward family life and, while we respect his wishes, we hate that for us.
Photos: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Celebration

See photos of Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern presenting T. Adamson the 2022-23 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Adamson was presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Celebration on Tuesday, November 15. 
BWW Review: THE EVOLUTION OF (HENRY) MANN by American Theatre Group in Basking Ridge Charms

American Theatre Group (ATG) is now presenting their season opener, 'The Evolution of (Henry) Mann.'  This new, modern musical is sure to be a crowd pleaser with its clever theme, a memorable score, and a multi-talented cast.
American Theater Group's THE EVOLUTION OF (HENRY) MANN Premieres at The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center

When the American Theater Group's The Evolution of (Henry) Mann premieres at The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center this week, it will mark not only a reimagined version of a promising new musical, but also the culmination of 40+ year friendship between composer/lyricist Douglas J. Cohen and ATG's Producing Artistic Director Jim Vagias.

Musical theatre writer Durra Leung is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment as well as Queens Theatre.
The Tank Announces Schedule for City Artist Corps Grantee Performances

The Tank announced today the programming schedule for the City Artist Corps Grantee Performances. From now until October 31st, the Tank is presenting FREE in-person programming highlighting the work of 14 City Artist Corps Grantees.
American Theater Group to Launch New Season With THE EVOLUTION OF (HENRY) MANN

The American Theater Group, Somerset County’s newest professional theater company, will present a reimagined version of The Evolution of (Henry) Mann as its 2021-22 season opener. The new musical, by composer Douglas Cohen (Children’s Letters to God) and Dan Elish (13) is an engaging, light-hearted look at finding love in today’s modern world.
American Theater Group Announces 2021-22 Season

The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s newest professional theater company, proudly announces its 2021-22 season, as it begins its residence at the Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ.  
Theatre Now Launches Musical Theatre Workshop For Young Writers

Theater Now New York (TNNY), an artist service organization dedicated to the development, production, publication, and circulation of short and long-form musicals, will bring a Musical Theatre Workshop for Young Writers to New York City public high schools this fall.
Theatre Now Names Jason Aguirre As Associate Artistic Director

Theater Now New York (TNNY), an artist service organization and one of the nation's leading producers of short-form musicals, announced today that Jason Aguirre has been named its Associate Artistic Director.
Playdate Theatre Is Bringing The Virtual Background To Life With A Live Studio Audience

Playdate, the first-ever online theatre company, continues to push the boundaries of new media with their upcoming production, The Apartment Plays. In April 2021, Playdate held their 4th New Work Development Conference where writers were prompted to create a script based on the set of a New York apartment.
Roundabout Announces Third Cohort in Roundabout Directors Group

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the third annual Leon Levy Roundabout Directors Group. This group adds to Roundabout’s myriad artistic and career mentorship programs, including the Roundabout Directing Fellowship, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Space Jam, a support initiative for playwrights.
Full Lineup and Cast Announced for SOUND BITES Extra Bites Second Night

Theater Now New York, one of the nation’s leading producers of original short form musicals, announced the full lineup and cast for the second night of SOUND BITES Extra Bites, which will stream online Friday, May 28th at 7pm. 

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