Jerry Dixon

Director, Actor, Writer, Dramaturg, Teacher ​

The Seattle Times : Village Theatre names new artistic director, Jerry Dixon

Director and actor Jerry Dixon will become artistic director ofVillage Theatre in June, following the retirement of longtime Artistic Director Steve Tomkins.

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By Janet I. Tu Seattle Times assistant features editor

Director and actor Jerry Dixon will become artistic director of Village Theatre in June, following the retirement of longtime Artistic Director Steve Tomkins.

Tomkins, who has served as artistic director of the Issaquah-based theater for some 25 years, helped build the theater into one that creates new musicals as well as presents established ones, develops kids’ performance skills through its Kidstage program, and now has 20,000 subscribers. By the end of this season, Tomkins will have directed 64 mainstage productions, many of which he also choreographed, according to a Village Theatre news release.

Dixon has been a longtime collaborator with Village Theatre, directing a variety of its mainstage shows, including “Show Boat,” “The Full Monty,” and last season’s original work “A Proper Place.” He has also directed at venues including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and performed in Broadway shows including “Once On This Island” and “Five Guys Named Moe.”

Janet I. Tu: jtu@seattletimes.com.

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/theater/village-theatre-names-new-artistic-director/

FERGUSON

FERGUSON

A New Play by Phelim McAleery
 

Produced by Racquel Lerhman & Theatre Planners

Directed by Jerry Dixon
 

Currently, Dixon is directing the East coast premiere of Ferguson – a new ‘verbatim’ play, by Phelim McAleer, at NYC’s 30th Street Theatre: In the aftermath of Michael Brown being shot and killed by an officer of the St. Louis Police Department – Ferguson - using only transcript from the proceedings, tells the story of how the grand jury made the momentous decision. FERGUSON will run from October 19th through November 5th. Revisit for for ticket/times details...