Jerome A. Parker is from New York City – the Bronx. His work has been developed through readings and productions at the Public Theater, the Old Vic, the Cherry Lane, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the National Black Theater, BAAD!, Company of Angels, Freedom Train Productions, Celebration Theater, and the Los Angeles Theater Center amongst others. Most recently he was commissioned by Intiman Theatre to create an original play for their audiences.
Plays and musicals: DIG; A SUITE FOR SAD YOUNG MEN; MIRACLE ON MONROE; MACBETH, AGAIN!; UNDETECTABLE; QUERELLE; LIKE JOHNNY IN THE DARK; STRANGE FELLOWE; ARRANGEMENT; BLISS: A SOLDIER’S TALE; THE EARTH; HOUSE OF DINAH.
Honors include graduate Lorraine Hansberry and Tim Robbins Awards, fellowships with Old Vic/New Voices and the O’Neill Theater Center, a special citation from Freedom Train Productions as a Citizen Theater Artist, a 2011 Lark PONY nomination; and residencies with the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group 2011 and American Lyric Theatre’s Composer / Librettist Development Program 2014. He’s an alumnus of Williams College (Theatre), The Juilliard School (Production), UCLA (MFA/Playwriting), Prep for Prep 9, the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, the New York Musical Theater Festival, Fire This Time Festival 2012-2013, and Harlem9’s 48 Hours in Harlem 2015.