About Florida Repertory Theatre
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jason Parrish is as an Ensemble Member now in his fifteenth season with Florida Rep, currently serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director. His over thirty appearances with the company include: Cabaret, How the Other Half Loves, The House of Blue Leaves, Over the River and Through the Woods, The Dingdong, Twelve Angry Men, Dividing the Estate, Around the World in 80 Days, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Clybourne Park, Greetings, Miracle on South Division Street, The Big Bang, Noises Off, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 2014’s nationally acclaimed production of Arsenic and Old Lace, and six years in David Sedaris’ one-man-show, The Santaland Diaries.
His directing credits with Florida Rep include: Million Dollar Quartet, Steel Magnolias, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Christmas Story, The Fantasticks, Tru, intern showcases [title of show], and The Shape of Things, as well as Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Miss Nelson is Missing, the world-premiere commission of Journey to Oz, Schoolhouse Rock Live, How I Became a Pirate, The New Kid, and The Mischief Makers for Florida Rep’s Theatre for Young Audience Series.
An advocate for new work, Parrish created Florida Rep’s PlayLab Festival of New Works and Emerging Voices in 2014, and as its Artistic Director has produced 32 play readings. The PlayLab Festival has commissioned two works for young audiences (Journey to Oz and Dream within a Dream: The Spirit of Poe, both by Christopher Parks) and led to the production of five world premiere or regional premiere productions: Split in Three by Daryl Lisa Fazio, The Dingdong by Mark Shanahan, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, George Washington’s Teeth by Mark St. Germain, Damascus by Bennett Fisher, and soon to be the ten-theatre National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
Jason is in his second term as Vice President of the Florida Professional Theatres Association, a statewide netwoeking and advocacy organization for professional theatre in Florida. Jason’s work with other theatres as an actor and director includes Actors’ Playhouse (Miami), Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach), Theatre by the Sea & Ocean State Theatre Company (Rhode Island), and guest appearances with the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert Series at Lincoln Center. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. Visit his website at: www.JasonParrish.net.