Jason (he/him/el) is a New York-based Mexican-American Director, Choreographer, and Librettist specializing in new musical development and immersive works. His work aims to inspire audiences’ imaginations, spark curiosity, and compel patrons to be skeptical of the status quo.
Jason is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, Theatre Now’s National Musical Writers Group, a graduate of the George and Joy Abbott MFA in Musical Theatre Collaboration at Temple University, and a recipient of Temple University’s Future Faculty Fellowship. Jason has also studied with The Upright Citizens Brigade,
The Groundlings, and the
Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester.
Musicals in development include Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518) – a pop/rock musical comedy reimagining of the mysterious dancing plague, Turing and the Poison Apple – An electro-pop fairytale chronicling the heroic life and villainous death of mathematics genius Alan Turing, Disco Demolition – Inspired by the 1979 Disco Demolition event at Comiskey Park which marked, for many, the end of the Disco Era, and BrandedTM! – a Sci-Fi musical comedy about identity politics in the 21st Century.
Recent directing credits include Peter and The Starcatcher, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and
an Associate Member of the
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.