Jaz Hall (they/them) is thrilled to be joining the In The Margin ensemble. They believe in the development of new works and art with marginalized and minority groups at the forefront; works for and by these communities are the forward momentum of necessary change. Jaz identifies as a queer, non-binary, multi-hyphenate artist, simultaneously wearing the hats of director, producer, curator, performing artist, mentor and activist. They are a proud graduate of Howard University, where they hold a BFA in Musical Theatre and launched their directing career. Jaz is currently based in Ashland, Oregon, where they are now serving as Producing Assistant at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, after coming in as an Assistant Director in 2019. Jaz is also launching their independent QTPOC artist platform, WOMB, the creation space, as sponsored by OSF. Most recently, Jaz is excited about their collaborations with the Empowered Artist Collective, where they hold space for up-and-coming artists who are navigating the ways to show up as their true selves in spite of the constraints of the systems at play in white american theatre and the world at large.
Selected Acting Credits: Ringmaster, The Blackest Battle (reading) (Kennedy Center, Raymond Caldwell); New Girl, Letter to My Ex, the musical (Joe’s Movement Emporium, Be Steadwell); Ensemble, As You Like It, adapted by Woolery & Taub (Keegan Theatre, Cara Gabriel, Josh Sticklin); New Wave/Duke, McNamara u/s, Heathers, the Musical (Red Branch Theatre, Amelia Acosta Powell)
Selected Technical Work: Virtual Producer/Editor, Dare to Dream Gala (OSF); Producer/Curator, Inaugural Virtual Drag Show (OSF); Secondary Producer, The Copper Children by Karen Zacarias (OSF); Support Producer, Bring Down the House, dir. by Rosa Joshi (OSF); Assistant Director, Alice in Wonderland, dir. by Sara Bruner (OSF); Director Assistant, King Hedley II, dir. by Timothy Douglas (Arena Stage)