Judson Jones has been working professionally as an actor, director, and producer for over a decade. As a producer, he has had the privilege of collaborating Off Broadway on the premieres of Daniel MacIvor’s THE SOLDIER DREAMS, Tim Blake Nelson’s EYE OF GOD, Christopher Durang’s THE VIETNAMIZATION OF NEW JERSEY (NY Times Critic Pick), David W. Crawford’s HARVEST (Smith and Kraus Best New Plays of 2008; Backstage Critic’s Pick), Bennett Windheim’s NORMALCY, Megan O’Brien’s THE JUNGLE BOOK, and the new musical DEVIL AND THE DEEP with music and lyrics by Air Supply’s Graham Russell.
Prior to forming Theatre East, he served as Associate Director for Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan from 2005–2008, and in his native Texas he was a founding member of the dirigo group and served as Co-Producing Artistic Director for 6 years; he still serves on the Board of Directors for the dirigo group and for Texas Dramatists. He also remains an active member of Austin’s Hyde Park Theatre Company, a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and is an adjunct professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and an instructor the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Off Broadway directing credits include: THE SOLDIER DREAMS with Theatre East and HARVEST with Alchemy Theatre Company; regional directing credits: BASH with the dirigo group (Critics Table Nomination), S-MAN with Scriptworks, and THE ELF and GIFT for Salvage Vanguard.
Off Broadway acting credits include: EYE OF GOD and NORMALCY with Theatre East; UMBRELLA, HARVEST, and HAYMARKET, all with Alchemy Theatre Company; and WORTH at Urban Stages. His other New York credits include Bayou Radio’s BLAH, BLAH, BLAH and THE INFORMATION SHE CARRIED.
Judson has appeared in over twenty regional theatre productions, including: THE SOLDIER DREAMS (Critics Table Award) and BLEACHER BUMS (Critics Table Award), both for Subterranean Theatre Company; ART STRIPPED NAKED for Hyde Park Theatre; A MACBETH (Critics Table Nomination and B. Iden Payne Nomination) for The State Theater Company; ASF’s WINTER’S TALE; FUGITIVE PIECES (Critics Table Award and B. Iden Payne Nomination) for Salvage Vanguard Theatre; THE SEAGULL for the Mermaid Company; 300 PLAYS ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN with the Rude Mechanicals; ORANGE with Refraction Arts; and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Austin Playhouse. His credits for the dirigo group include DESIRE (B. Iden Payne Award), FOOL FOR LOVE, THE GYPSY CHAIN, TRUE WEST, THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Critics Table Nomination), and THE MERCY SEAT. He toured the southeastern United States with Troup D’Jour performing in JULIUS CAESAR and the title role in HENRY V.