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Jeanette Harrison

is a co-founder of AlterTheater, where she architected the ground-breaking AlterLab playwright residency program. She has shepherded more than 20 new plays to world premiere productions. A director, actor, and writer, she directed the world premiere of CIRCULAR by Laura Shamas, the TBA Awards Recommended production THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin, the world premiere of AlterLab commission COW PIE BINGO by Larissa FastHorse, and with Ann Brebner co-directed the world premiere of AlterLab commission LANDLESS by Larissa FastHorse and THE RIVER BRIDE by Marisela Treviño Orta. With AlterTheater she appeared onstage in Fool for Love (directed by the original Old Man, Will Marchetti), After the Fall, Owners, Intimate Apparel, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, and in the Bay Area premieres of Sex Parasite, Two Sisters and a Piano, and in the world premieres of Dyke Garrison's Thirst, and Lauren Yee's A Man, his Wife, and his Hat (one of two finalists for the USA Pen Literary Award in Drama. She has worked in casting, theater education, and worked onstage, on-camera and off-camera in both the non-profit and commercial entertainment industry. She has worked with Cutting Ball (…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, winner of Best Production and Best Ensemble from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle), Aurora Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Theatre Rhino, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Sonoma County, Sonoma County Rep, Golden Thread Productions, Woman’s Will, Playhouse West, and Combined Art Form Entertainment (C.A.F.E.), among others. She co-wrote with Sharmila Devar FEATHERS AND DOTS, DOTS AND FEATHERS, a half-hour single camera comedy about family and cultural identity that received developmental support from LA SkinsFest's Native Writers program, supported by CBS, and she was selected for LA SkinsFest's inaugural Native American Animation Lab, where she developed LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL.

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