Theater Curriculum Associate
Khary Jackson is a writer, dancer, musician and youth worker. Originally from Detroit, he has worked in the Twin Cities since 2004. As a spoken word artist, he has been a finalist in four national poetry competitions, as well as winning the 2009 and 2010 national slam with the St. Paul team. He has written a dozen plays and released his first poetry book (2013). He’s currently working on a superhero fiction series. Khary is excited to work with Project SUCCESS to inspire and guide young people to the dreams they desire most.
Sezen Aksu, Esperanza Spalding, Yo-Yo Ma
If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In America, Amadeus
“You gotta learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”
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) :D
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?)