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Jarrett King

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JARRETT KING (he/him) has held a variety of administrative and educational positions with several Chicago organizations, including Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Silk Road Rising, Vagabond School of the Arts, Auditorium Theater, Hearts to Art, Unsilence, Bravo Performing Arts Academy, Chicago Public Schools, and American Theater Company, where he oversaw the in-school residency program American Mosaic. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Loyola University, teaching courses in Acting, Teaching Artistry, and Theatre Appreciation. Throughout 2020 and 2021 he directed Black Teen Lives Matter with Silk Road Rising, a four-part virtual showcase of plays written by Black teens. He is the Associate Artistic Director at Penfold Theatre Company in Austin, Texas, where his award-winning play A War of the Worlds premiered in summer 2022. He is part of the 2022-2023 cohort of the Goodman Playwrights Unit, and his play Box, based on the life of Henry Box Brown, will premiere in summer of 2023. Learn more at

Bio as of 1/2023

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