Photo: Serge Nivelle
JERRY DIXON, now the new Artistic Director of Village Theatre, is an award-winning director, actor, writer, teacher, and performing arts consultant.
AS A DIRECTOR, Dixon has helmed premiere productions of A Proper Place, Barnstormer, Take Me America, Great Wall, Gun & Powder and the first full production of Kirtsen Child’s Funked Up Fairy Tales. Regional direction credits include Show Boat, Bernarda Alba, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Crowns, and The Full Monty.
Spanning over two decades, Dixon honed his developmental directing and dramaturgical skills, having been a participant in the prestigious NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Which, boast writers of A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, Tuck Everlasting, and Amelie, to name a few. He has also used these talents, for new work & new concepts, at Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theater Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, Village Theatre Originals, and the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT).
AS A WRITER, Dixon has written special material for USO, CBS, VH1, Comedy Central, and The View. His original musical Guess Who’s Coming for Chitlins? Which premiered at the Thalia Theatre, in Hamburg, Germany.
AS TEACHER, COACH, & SCRIPT CONSULTANT Jerry Dixon offers one-on-on coaching for actors and actor-singers, as well variety of master class curriculum, for groups, small to large. Writers can tap Dixon’s skills for dramaturgical guidance for character study, scene issues, and storytelling, to name a few.
AS AN ACTOR, Jerry Dixon has appeared on Broadway, and off, starring in the original casts of Once On This Island (DANIEL), Five Guys Named Moe (NO MAX), Bright Lights Big City (TAD), tick, tick... Boom! (MICHAEL), and If/Then (STEPHEN). Recently, he appeared as BRIAN, in the original off-Broadway, play, Steve, directed by Cynthia Nixon. On screen, he can be seen, as LYLE on "He's With Me" (YouTube series season two), and THATCH (NBC season three), on Gotham. His award-winning voice over talents, include audio books, media spots, and museum exhibitions.
AS A FEATURED SOLOIST & CONCERT DIRECTOR Dixon has sung with Belgian National Symphony, The National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and an evening of Sondheim with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. He has directed concerts, which include artists Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey, Marin Mazzie, Idina Menzel, and Tony-winner LaChanze, for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, as well as performing for the celebrated series.