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Jason Dirden

 

Bio:
Jason Dirden appeared on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and Fences. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
George Murchison
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company, 2012
Lymon
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Corey (Standby)
Lyons (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Lou Edwards

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
George Murchison

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Company, 2012
Lymon

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Corey (Standby)

Lyons (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Lou Edwards

Jason Dirden Biography

Jason Dirden appeared on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and Fences.




Jason Dirden News

The African-American Shakespeare Company and The CRAFT Institute Present 'Echoes Of U Photo The African-American Shakespeare Company and The CRAFT Institute Present 'Echoes Of Us: Now And Always'
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

Funded by The Black Seed, the African-American Shakespeare Company & The CRAFT Institute have come together to form the African Diasporic Network that will debut Echoes of Us: Now and Always July 15-17 at the Marines Memorial Theatre. 

Winners Announced for 14th Annual AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION Photo Winners Announced for 14th Annual AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company announced winners of its 14th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals,  held virtually on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7pm ET. The first place winner was Taloria Merricks from Atlanta; second place, Taylor Jackson from Atlanta; and third place, Tyla Uzo from Los Angeles.

Danielle Brooks Stars in ROBIN ROBERTS PRESENTS: MAHALIA, Premiering Tomorrow Photo Danielle Brooks Stars in ROBIN ROBERTS PRESENTS: MAHALIA, Premiering Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021

Saturday, April 3 will see the debut of the feature length biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia on Lifetime at 8pm EST/7pm CST. The movie of legend Mahalia Jackson stars GRAMMY and SAG award winner Danielle Brooks as the gospel legend and civil rights trail blazer.

Emmy Winner Erin Cherry Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast For Black History Month Photo Emmy Winner Erin Cherry Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast For Black History Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

Actor and producer Erin Cherry (After Forever) gets behind the mic to talk with host Patrick Oliver Jones, not only about her own acting journey onstage and onscreen but of the black women she watched growing up like Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll and the importance of such role models and examples, then and now.

Atlantic Theater Company Announces The Fall Reunion Reading Series Photo Atlantic Theater Company Announces The Fall Reunion Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its Fall Reunion Reading Series, a free virtual reading series of plays that had their World Premieres at Atlantic Theater Company. The series, which launches October 22nd, will include broadcasts of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, and Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph.

The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 50IN50: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 50IN50: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2020

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre announced today cast details for a special edition of its breakout 50in50 monologue showcase series - 50in50: Love in the Time of Corona - with title inspiration from the classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.

Two River Theater Presents August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Photo Two River Theater Presents August Wilson's RADIO GOLF
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

Since 2012, award-winning actor and director Brandon J. Dirden has made an artistic home at Two River Theater, appearing on the theater's Red Bank stage in five productions and making his directorial debut in 2015 with August Wilson's Seven Guitarsa?"a production that NJ Monthly raved a?oepoignantly captures the joys and sorrows that are the signatures of Wilson's work.a??

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater G Photo Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 25, 2019

August Wilson's ‚ÄúJitney,‚Ä̬†opened this week at¬†Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, running now through¬†December 29.

Two River Theater's Season to Premiere New Work by Joe Iconis Photo Two River Theater's Season to Premiere New Work by Joe Iconis
by Julie Musbach - Apr 26, 2019

Two River Theater announces the lineup of productions for its 2019/20 Season.

BET Network Renews BOOMERANG and AMERICAN SOUL Photo BET Network Renews BOOMERANG and AMERICAN SOUL
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 2, 2019

Today BET Networks announced second season pick-ups for both its half-hour subversive, smart, serialized comedy series 'BOOMERANG,' and the critically-acclaimed period drama based on the untold rise of the iconic music and dance program 'Soul Train,' 'AMERICAN SOUL.' BET is investing in partnerships with leading Black content creators with unique creative voices to bring viewers elevated storytelling and premium programming.

Jason Dirden Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Lillias White and More in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

August Wilson's hard-hitting 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' opened September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/ Mark Taper Forum. 'Ma Rainey...' is part of Wilson's American Century Cycle of 10 plays chronicling African American experience in 20th Century USA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below, along with behind the scenes with the cast and celebrities!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Denzel Washington & More in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun just opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Check out highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2014

The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with all of the celebrity guests before they took there seats inside of the Barrymore. Check out interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon, Spike and Tonya Lee and more!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2014

The upcoming Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon, and starring Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, begins performances Saturday evening, March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (247 West 47 Street). Opening night is Thursday, April 3. The 14-week limited engagement run is scheduled through Sunday, June 15. The full company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to chat with Washington and the rest of the gang about the revival. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Signature Theatre's THE PIANO LESSON - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2012

Signature Theatre presents The Piano Lesson by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production runs through December 16 and opens November 18 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Phylicia Rashad on Directing A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2012

Ebony Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic 'A Raisin in the Sun,' playing at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, opened last night with performances continuing through February 19, 2012. Cast members include (in alphabetical order) Kenya Alexander, Keith Arthur Bolden, Brandon David Brown, Kevin T. Carroll, Jason Dirden, Deidrie Henry, Amad Jackson, Scott Mosenson, Kem Saunders, Kim Staunton and Ellis E. Williams. In the video below, go behind the scenes of opening night!

STAGE TUBE: EVERY TONGUE CONFESS Plays Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2010

Arena Stage's newest space, the Kogod Cradle, held its inaugural presentation, the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's exploration of hate crimes in the American South, 'every tongue confess,' an exploration of hate crimes in the American South, according to the Washington Post.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of every tongue confess
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. Director Kenny Leon (Broadway's Fences and last season's Stick Fly at Arena Stage) leads an ensemble cast featuring talent from across the country, including Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad teamed up with Jason Dirden, CrystAl Fox, Autumn Hurlbert, Jim Ireland, Leslie Kritzer, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck. every tongue confess runs November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Jason Dirden Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jason Dirden been in?
Jason Dirden has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jason Dirden been in?
Jason Dirden has not appeared in the West End