MFA Musical Theater Collaboration, Concentration: Directing
Graduate Certificate: Teaching in Higher Education
Jason (he/him/his) is a New York-based Mexican-American Director, Choreographer, and Librettist specializing in new musical development and immersive works. He is a candidate for the George and Joy Abbott MFA in Musical Theatre Collaboration at Temple University, studies with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, 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. As a writer and performer, he has worked at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Ars Nova, and with 5 Senses Theatre’s krav. Musicals in development include Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518) – a pop/rock musical comedy reimagining of the mysterious dancing plague, A Trip to the Moon – a rock-operetta inspired by Georges Méliès Le Voyage dans la Lune, and BRANDED – a Sci-Fi musical comedy about identity politics in the 21st Century.