Jackie Davis is an actor, director and choreographer working in theater, film and television primarily on the east coast. She can be seen as abolitionist, Susan Robbins in Columbia Pictures' Film, Little Women. Notable theatre directing credits include Paradise Blue, Ruined, and For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Zoom directing projects include Paradise Blue, for Gloucester Stage Company and the world premiere of Songs of a Caged Bird, produced by Rites and Reason Theatre. Notable roles: Benevolence, black odyssey; Gertrude, Hamlet; Agnes, Bug. Notable choreography projects include The Wiz and Caroline or Change. Intimacy work: “References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot"; "Incels and other Myths", "Gift of an Orange.
Jackie is on staff with Trinity Repertory Theatre's Education Department as a Teaching Artist. She is a Master Teacher for their Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI). She is also part of the Movement Faculty for the Brown/Trinity MFA Program;
Jackie is currently cast as 'Jasmine" in Fairview at Trinity Repertory Theater running May 19 through June 19, 2022 www.trinityrep.com.
Jackie is the founding artistic director of New Urban Theater Laboratory, (https://nutl.wordpress.com) where she produced and directed five years of new works in Massachusetts.
Member: Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
August 26 - September 18, 2022.
Be transported to the sultry, jars-filled Paradise Club circa 1949 in Dominique Morisseau's powerful noir-inspired drama. A makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise. This dynamic and musically infused drama shines light on the challenges of idling better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us.