Jaysen Wright

Jaysen Wright Headshot
Title:
Adjunct Professor of Theatre,
Theatre & Dance Program
Email:
[email protected]

Bio

Jaysen Wright is an actor, director, and teaching artist based in his hometown of Washington, DC. He is the Director of Breaking Ground, an organization for LGBTQI+ people of color in the DMV that provides community and support while also creating an original, devised work that explores themes of sexuality, racism, transphobia, physical abuse, mental health, substance abuse, and living with HIV/AIDS through music, dance, spoken word, and theater. As an actor, his work has been seen at Mosaic Theater, The Kennedy Center, 1st Stage, Olney Theatre Center, Arena Stage, Imagination Stage, Everyman Theatre, Theater J, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Studio Theatre, Adventure Theatre, and The Shakespeare Theatre among others.  www.jaysenwright.com

 


Distinctions:

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nomination for Principal Actor in a Play for Choir Boy

 


Education

Certificate in Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota

Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

 


Professional Organizations 

Member of Actor's Equity Association