Debbie Minter Jackson

About Debbie Minter Jackson

Debbie Minter Jackson is a writer and has performed in musical theater for decades. Originally from Chicago, she has hit stages throughout the Midwest and the Washington, D.C. area including the Kennedy Center in productions with the legendary Mike Malone. Her scripts have been commissioned and produced by the old Source Theater and festivals in New York. She is a member of the play reading and discussion group Footlights and the Black Women Playwrights’ Group. By day she happily works in a federal public health agency as a Senior Program Analyst and is in blissful partnership with her Bill.

Charm cuts to the heart of gender issues at Mosaic Theater (review)

Mosaic Theater Company sharpens its reputation for cutting edge theatre yet again with Charm by Philip Dawkins, now getting national attention and acclaim for spotlighting gender fluidity issues and showcasing transgender and transsexual performers.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Imagination Stage (review)

The Beauty and the Beast fairy tale is timeless, and many of us have grown up with the gorgeous music by Alan Menken and lyrics from Howard Ashman and Tim Rice in the true Disney animated extravaganza, so why see it on stage?  Because the Imagination Stage production brings the story to life right in front of […]

A fool-ish Merchant of Venice (review)

Considering the numerous versions of The Merchant of Venice I have seen in the last several years, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a rendition by DC’s Commedia dell’Arte company, Factions of Fools. Having witnessed their exquisite Miser and Our Town last season, though, I should have known that the Bard would be in […]

Milk Like Sugar from Mosaic Theater Company (review)

At the top of Milk Like Sugar, three young teens enter, a blast of energy and music, wild rhythms jerking through their bodies in fits, almost uncontrollably, laughing, jiving each other, finishing each other’s barely completed sentences mid-stream. 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Imagination Stage (review)

To think I almost passed on seeing The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane because I assumed it would be just another snuffle bunny production.  I nearly missed out on one of the most touching journeys I ever could have imagined. 

In Series’ double bill: La Serva Padrona and Trial by Jury (review)

I can’t say enough about the creative minds (and hearts) that plucked these two very different pieces from out of the operatic stratosphere and orchestrated such a satisfyingly delightful experience.

Margulies’ Dinner with Friends from Peter’s Alley (review)

Dinner with Friends starts off innocently enough with a couple describing delicious meals from their recent European excursion. These folks are serious foodies and recount the exquisite Italian cuisine, perfectly complemented wine selections, and top it off reciting actual recipes.  Their dinner guest is obviously missing a plus-one and listens patiently to the jabber, smiling sweetly, […]

Blackberry Daze debuts at MetroStage (review)

The long-awaited Blackberry Daze has the signature style of a MetroStage production with Thomas W. Jones II at the helm, but the piece also swerves its own way with unusual stylistic touches. Based on the novel Blackberry Days of Summer by Ruby P. Watson, it is a tale about a community in the post- “Great War” […]

Deb Margolin’s 8 Stops at Unexpected Stage (review)

Deb Margolin approaches the stage with deliberate movements and looks into the eyes of the audience with the ease of someone comfortable with their own story and on a mission to share. A series of monologues, the opening pieces relay the two basic elements that form the crux of her story-line: a maternal sense of caring, […]

The Second Girl (review)

The Second Girl wonderfully refracts remnants of “old world” social hierarchical values through the lives of two Irish immigrant women working in the kitchen of a New England summer home.  The characters grapple with life transitioning from the old country, fitting in how they can, making do, going through their routines, and becoming part of […]

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