Doc in West Side Story
About the Artist:
Jack Young serves as artistic director of Houston Shakespeare Festival and head of the University of Houston’s MFA Professional Actor Training Program. Favorite roles performed include Bernard in there is a happiness that morning is, Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly, Warren in Four Places, Richard in Time Stands Still, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and the title roles in Macbeth and Richard III. Among the 175 productions he has directed are The Taming of the Shrew, A Lie of the Mind, Arcadia, Comedy of Errors, Three Sisters, Richard III, As You Like It, Hostages, Metamorphoses, Hamlet, God’s Man in Texas, and King Lear. A certified fight director/fight teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, he is the sword safety instructor for the Houston Ballet. Over Labor Day weekend, he will teach in the Texas Stage Combat Intensive here in Houston.