Jackie Alexander is an actor, writer, producer, and director based in New York. His debut feature film JOY, on which he served as actor, writer, and director was awarded Best Feature Film 2002 by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and named one of the Top Five Independent Films 2002 by Blackfilm.com, which sponsored a national tour of the film. The film also earned Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors for Jackie on the festival circuit.
Stage directing credits include the World Premieres of his critically acclaimed plays THE RIGHT REVEREND DUPREE IN EXILE, THE LEGEND OF BUSTER NEAL, BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM, THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY, BIRTHRIGHT, and THE DESIRE, as well as THE WAITING ROOM by Tony Nominee Samm-Art Williams, the Off-Broadway World Premiere of PLENTY OF TIME at Primary Stages in New York , LEMON MERINGUE FAÇADE by Ted Lange, LOSING THE LIGHT, and Video Direction for the World Premiere of Judi Ann Mason's multi-media play STORM STORIES—TRUE STORIES FROM HURRICANE KATRINA. Jackie's direction of PLENTY OF TIME was also honored with a production at the 2005 National Black Theatre Festival, while his plays THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY and THE LEGEND OF BUSTER NEAL received that distinction in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
A short list of stage acting credits include: ACTED WITHIN PROPER DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURE, LOSING THE LIGHT, IMPERFECTION FLAWED, THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH, ROMANCE, REVOLUTION, & WAR, TELL PHARAOH, THE AUTHORS V