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Denver digs new plays

Jackson to serve as administrator, adviser, consultant

DENVER — In a move aimed at increasing the Denver Center Theater Co.’s development of new plays, artistic director Donovan Marley announced Wednesday that Nagle Jackson, associate artist at the DCTC, will head a group to be known as Working Stages.

Jackson has been associated with the company since 1995, directing productions of many of his plays, including “The Quick-Change Room,” “Taking Leave,” “The Elevation of Thieves,” “A Hotel on Marvin Gardens,” “Bernice/Butterfly: A Two-Part Invention” and his new version of Moliere’s “Scapin or the Con Artist.”

Multitasking

Fully rehearsed stage performances of plays coming out of professionally staged workshops will be led by Jackson. Submission of plays will be by agents and professional recommendations only. Jackson will serve as administrator, adviser and artistic consultant to the playwrights and workshop directors.

Jackson’s charge is to find significant new works through agent interviews, visits to other professional companies and correspondence with co-workers in the field.

Jackson directed the McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J., and before that was director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

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