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Khary Jackson

Theater Curriculum Associate

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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.

Favorite musicians:

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?

Uptown Funk

Favorite books:

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Favorite movies:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In America, Amadeus

Favorite food:


Favorite quote:

“You gotta learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” 

–Nina Simone

Favorite subjects in school:

Creative writing/dance

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?)