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 VOICE, which he produced on Theatre Row, and the originating role of "Prophet Solomon Jones" in RAISIN' HELL, a musical premiere by Motown Legend William "Smokey" Robinson.
Jackie has been featured on two recordings, SPOKEN MELODIES and the critically and socially acclaimed THE PRICE OF FREEDOM-THE AMADOU PROJECT, both produced by the late jazz great Weldon Irvine.
In late 2009, the OBIE and AUDELCO award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre in New York decided to devote its entire 2010-2011 season to Jackie's work; commissioning him to write three new plays, and making him the first playwright in the thirty-eight year history of the theatre to receive such an honor.
Our Daily Bread is Jackie Alexander's first novel. Projects in development include his award-winning screenplay LEGACY, and THE PROPHET OF ZONGO STREET, a screenplay based on the critically acclaimed book of short stories of the same name by Mohammed Naseehu Ali. He is also at work on his second novel, THE DO-RIGHT BENEVOLENT SOCIETY.
For more information, please visit www.jackiealexanderproductions.com.