jackJack is a 1985 alumnus of the UAB Department of Theatre and holds an MFA in Directing/Acting from the University of Arizona, received in 1992. In 1998 Jack was invited to direct Twelfth Night for the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. He has written two plays for children: Mother Goose, which had its premiere at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, and Fairy Tales, based upon the book written by Monty Python's Terry Jones and produced by UAB while Jack was still an undergraduate. He has worked professionally as a stage manager, tour manager, actor, and director -- and spent three years teaching High School Drama at Birmingham's Ramsay High School. Here at UAB Jack teaches hundreds of students every semester in our Introduction to Theatre courses, and also teaches Acting 154 and the new course Teaching Theatre in the Secondary School.

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