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Born and raised in Kansas City, KS, Nathan was a graduate of Washington High School, an alum of Kansas City Kansas Community College and Kansas State University and The Juilliard School where he received his MFA in Playwriting. Nathan leaves behind his wife Megan Mascorro-Jackson, two children Amaya and Savion Jackson, his mother Bessie Jackson, and siblings Ebony Maddox and Wardell Jackson.
Among his many plays presented at and commissioned by esteemed institutions including Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre are BROKE-OLOGY, WHEN I COME TO DIE, STICKY TRAPS, THE MANCHERIOS, THE LAST BLACK PLAY and BROTHER TOAD.
Jackson twice won the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, was the recipient of the Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award, and was awarded the Kennedy Center's Gold Medallion. Additionally Nathan served for six years as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Jackson has written for television as well, with credits for “Southland” (NBC), “Shameless” (Showtime), “Luke Cage” (Netflix), and “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) and others.
Jackson's work often showcased his love for his hometown. Having lived and worked on both coasts, Nathan's heart belonged in Kansas City. Nathan was especially passionate about bar-b-que and his Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson was a devoted supporter of the arts community within Kansas City.

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Awardees Revealed For the 2024 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).
Celebration of Life for Playwright and Screenwriter Nathan Louis Jackson Will Be Held This Month

​​​​​​​The Celebration of Life for Kansas City playwright and screenwriter Nathan Louis Jackson is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10 am.
André Bishop Will Step Down as Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater

Bishop has served as Producing Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since July 2013, and first joined the organization as Artistic Director in January 1992.  His departure in June 2025 will coincide with the close of Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th anniversary season.
Playwright and Screenwriter Nathan Louis Jackson Passes Away at 44

Nathan Louis Jackson, playwright and screenwriter, passed away on Tuesday, August 22 at the age of 44.  Born and raised in Kansas City, KS, Nathan was a graduate of Washington High School, an alum of Kansas City Kansas Community College and Kansas State University and The Juilliard School where he received his MFA in Playwriting. 
Review: B Street Theatre's BROKE-OLOGY Reminds Us of Our Riches

The most shocking thing about getting older is that everyone else is getting older, too. Our parents, who once seemed so strong and commanding, reverse their roles and become the dependents. How do we care for them as they once cared for us? How do we find a balance between duty to them and staying true to ourselves? These are central themes explored in Nathan Louis Jackson’s Broke-ology, now playing at the B Street Theatre.
Crossroads Theatre Company Announces The Return Of The Spring Festival

The Spring Festival is returning to Crossroads Theatre with two great productions and free community events for all. The community-inspired experience offers world-class artists and amazing performances of theatre relevant to what is going on in our world today.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Present The World Premiere Of FREEDOM RIDER

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of Ricardo Khan's Freedom Rider in April.
BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Crossroads Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Ricardo Khan about his career and the season ahead.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Announces Season 50

The season features nine productions exploring stories of contemporary culture, heroic activists, everyday people in extraordinary times, and lots of music. In its 50th season, ASF continues its mission of building community with captivating stories for that speak to and represent all people in the South. 
Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season

Crossroads Festival Theatre consists of two installments: Fall Festival and Spring Festival, running September 22 – October 10, and June 7 to June 26, 2022, respectively.  
Larry Powell Receives The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced that Larry Powell is the recipient of this year’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. 
Larry Powell Named 2021 Recipient Of IAMA's 'Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission'

IAMA Theatre Company has selected Larry Powell as the 2021 recipient of the company's annual Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. Sponsored by award-winning writer and producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), the commission, now in its fourth year, was created to help grow and nourish budding playwrights and artists with emphasis on cultural inclusion and the goal to showcase fresh, creative, thought-provoking work.
Center Theatre Group Presents Larry Powell's THE GAZE ...

Center Theatre Group is presenting Larry Powell’s “The Gaze … No Homo,” a satiric dramedy about the decolonization of the Black imagination which will be presented on Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage February 25 at 5 pm Pacific through March 25, 2021.
Fountain Theatre Streams 12-Part THE GAZE...NO HOMO

The Gaze... No Homo will begin streaming on Friday, Nov. 20, with episodes four, five and six going online Friday, Nov. 27; episodes seven, eight and nine on Friday, Dec. 4; and the final three episodes becoming available on Friday, Dec. 11.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden today announced the first NEW event for the revised and abbreviated 2020-2021 season. Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC's Cultural Crossroads will kick off the season with six outdoor performances Oct., 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.
Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season

Crossroads Theatre Company's 2020-2021 season that kicks off October 6 will consist of a schedule of on-line (closed-captioned) and live theatrical productions, town hall conversations and fundraising events from its home stages at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) as well as from the stages of several of Crossroads producing partners around the U.S. and globally, Crossroads Theatre Company announced today.
HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program

In collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HowlRound Theatre Commons established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.
Crossroads Theatre Company Will Present FREEDOM RIDER

Come to Crossroads Theatre Company to 'get on the bus' and experience the perilous history-making journey of the Freedom Riders, black and white college students who traveled through the South by bus to challenge the non-enforcement of federal law that ruled segregation on public buses unconstitutional. The Freedom Riders drew national attention to their cause because of the violence pointed against them as they traveled from state to state. The play Freedom Rider, written by Murray Horwitz, Nathan Louis Jackson, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Ricardo Khan, and Nikkole Salter, runs April 9 through April 19 in the Arthur Laurents Theatre of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC).
F*It Club Has Announced Tenth and Final SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After, ten new short plays by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us, The Cake), Matthew Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, The Doppelganger), Monet Hurst-Mendoza (NBC's Law and Order: SVU ), Daniel K. Isaac (Fullerton), Chelsea Marcantel (Airness), Gregory S. Moss (Indian Summer, punkplay), Leah Nanako Winkler (NBC's New Amsterdam, Kentucky, God Says This), Larry Powell (Lost Dog), Daniel Talbott (ABC's The Conners), & Pia Wilson (National Geographic's Genius).
KCRep Announces MNPS For 2018/2019

Marissa Wolf, Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Works at Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), today announced the full schedule for the organization's popular 2018/2019 Monday Night Playwright Series. The series features a line-up of new and returning playwrights including Christina Anderson, Bennett Fisher, Greta Oglesby, Andrew Rosendorf, Bianca Leigh and Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence Nathan Louis Jackson, in addition to the Playwright Slam, hosted by Nathan Louis Jackson. These free public events take place on the UMKC campus at the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge. 


How many shows has Nathan Louis Jackson written?

Nathan Louis Jackson has written 2 shows including Broke-ology (Playwright), When I Come to Die (Playwright).

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