<br>Jackie Apodaca<br />
<i>Director</i>

Jackie Apodaca
she/her

Jackie Apodaca
Director for Our Utopia

Jackie is a Professor of Theatre and the Head of Performance at Southern Oregon University, as well as the Artistic Director of Ashland New Plays Festival. She has worked as an actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, with companies such as the Roundabout, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Modern Media (Head of Production), Venice Theatre Works (Associate Artistic Director), and Shakespeare Santa Barbara (Producing Director). Jackie is the author of the book Answers from the Working Actor published by Routledge in 2018, and spent more than a decade at Backstage Newspaper, where she was a Contributing Editor. She earned her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and her BFA from UC Santa Barbara. Jackie facilitates Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Acting Trainee Program and is a former board member of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. She is very grateful for the opportunity to work so closely with Carlos-Zenen Trujillo and to help bring this fascinating new play to life.