strives to create a theatrical Flintstone vitamin for audiences —
socio-political stories delivered through candy-coated entertainment
Jason (he/him/el) is a New York-based Mexican-American director, bookwriter, and choreographer, specializing in new work development.
As a director, Jason merges physical and immersive theatre elements to inspire imagination, spark curiosity, and compel audiences to be skeptical of the status quo. He is a SDCF Fellow – mentored by Susan Stroman, an alumnus of the Directors Group at Roundabout Theatre Company, 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. He has studied with The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings, and the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester.
Recent directing credits include THE EVOLUTION OF (HENRY) MANN — alongside original writers Dan Elish and Douglas J. Cohen, DURRA LEUNG’S LULLABIES FOR MOTHERF*CKERS VOL.1, and THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson at the Atlantic Acting Conservatory.
As a writer, Jason is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a founding member of Theatre Now’s National Musical Writers Group. Musicals in development include SICK MOVES (OR THE DANCING PLAGUE OF 1518) – a pop/rock musical comedy reimagining the mysterious dancing plague, DISCO DESTRUCTION – Inspired by the 1979 Disco Demolition event at Comiskey Park which marked, for many, the end of the Disco Era, and BRANDED – a Sci-Fi musical comedy about identity politics in the 21st Century.
As an artistic leader, Jason is the Artistic Producer and Co-Founder of UNTITLED Musical Project, which is dedicated to providing space for marginalized musical theatre writers of BIPOC/Global Majority, LGBTQIA+/Queer, and their intersecting identities to develop their work and engage in supporting and critiquing their colleague's work. He is also the Artistic Producing Associate at the Vineyard Theatre.
Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer Association.