Khary Jackson is a writer, dancer, musician and youth worker. Originally from Detroit, he has worked in the Twin Cities since 2004. He has written a dozen plays, along with one screenplay, and released his first poetry book (2013). He’s currently working on a superhero fiction series, and conceptualizing a hip-hop/blues band project. Khary is excited to work with Project Success to inspire young people to seek the dreams they desire most.
Sezen Aksu, Nina Simone, Yo-Yo Ma
If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?
Portrait of Tracy by Jaco Pastorius
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In America, Amadeus
“Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.”
Favorite subjects in school:
Favorite theater experience:
Seeing a staged reading of a short play I wrote, with the actors so invested it felt like a professional production (after only 30 min of rehearsal) 😀
Your ultimate vacation destination:
I’ve never been to a hot spring.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. Visiting my family/friends would be so inexpensive…
The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:
Dr. Skoog, choir instructor from college
What you wanted to be when you grew up:
A famous actor, a professional wrestler, and a magician. (So the same thing, maybe?)