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Seattle actor uses pandemic downtime to create play highlighting stories of African American theater

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on our local artists and their experiences in these turbulent times.

After more than 30 years of successful acting, Seattle’s Reginald Andre Jackson is ready to fully embrace the hyphen in his title of “actor-playwright.”

Jackson, primarily an actor who has experience with directing and writing, used his pandemic downtime to create “History of Theatre,” his play about the untold stories of African American theater. The project is ambitious, Jackson said, accounting for 200 years of history, but the otherwise empty days of the pandemic allowed him to dig deep and make great progress. In 2021, Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre offered a digital behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the play as a way to draw…

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