Reuben Jackson (actor, writer, director) is a native New Yorker and received his BFA in Drama from The Juilliard School (1997) and an MFA at Columbia University School of the Arts (2007) in playwriting, where he received The William Shelly Fellowship and The Howard Stein Fellowship in playwriting. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
His other works include "The Sleeping Man," and "Blood and Coffee in the City of Wisdom," which was nominated for the 2008 Cherry Lane Theater Mentor Project, produced by The New Voices New Play Festival 2007 at The Daryl Roth II Theater in NYC and The Rock Theater at The New York Theater Center. "Cool Planet," a sci-fi satire was produced by The Blue Box Theater Co. and had it's premiere at The Flea Theater in NYC. Reuben was a 2015 teaching artist in theater arts for STEP: Student Theater Enrichment Program at The Cleveland Public Theater. He recently directed the fall 2015 production of "Amadeus,"* for The Red Bank Regional Theater Company and their 2016 spring musical production of "Fiddler on the Roof."**
His Theater/Film/TV acting credits include: Henry VIII(The NYSF The Public Theater at The Delacorte),The Lion in Winter (Broadway, The Roundabout Theater Co.),The Alchemist (Classic Stage Company) Women. War. Comedy. (Theater for a New City), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), The Tempest (The PlayMakers Repertory Co.), Carol Mulroney (The Huntington), The Taking of Pelham 123, Celebrity, Blazin', Law & Order, Third Watch, Whoopi, Linc's, Bridget, One Life To Live (recurring), and As The World Turns (recurring).
He was featured in the title role of "Shogun Macbeth," for PBS and has directed "The Colored Museum," by George C. Wolfe at the Columbia University Lerner Blackbox and "Blood & Coffee," at The Schapiro Theater at Columbia University.
Reuben was a member of the 1983 inaugural class at The Red Bank Regional High School of The Performing Arts as a creative writing student.
*"Amadeus," won the 2016 Count Basie Awards for Outstanding Production in a Drama, Best Director and Best Lead Actor in a Drama. Basie Award nominations included Outstanding Costume and Lighting Design.
**"Fiddler on the Roof," was nominated for the 2016 Count Basie Award for best lead actor in a musical.