Ellen Jackson is a director and producer based in the US. In the 2020/21 season, Ellen directs THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ithaca College and VIRGULA DIVINA at Pittsburgh Festival Opera. She joins frequent collaborator Zachary James on his project CALL OUT, creating an original music video for Juliana Hall and Caitlin Vincent's AHAB. Ellen is the producer and curator of Un-American Blackbox: a creative space for recalibrating American identity.
Ellen Jackson is a director of opera, theatre, and chamber music, based in the US. She has worked with such companies as The Glimmerglass Festival, The Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, OperaDelaware, Westminster Opera Theater, and Opera Ithaca. In the 2020/21 season, Ellen directs THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ithaca College and the World Premiere of VIRGULA DIVINA at Pittsburgh Festival Opera. She joins frequent collaborator Zachary James on his project CALL OUT, creating an original music video for Juliana Hall and Caitlin Vincent's AHAB. Previous directing highlights include a new production of American opera for Westminster Opera Theatre, including A FLOURISH OF GREEN (Mazzoli + Campbell), AVOW (Adamo), SERVICE PROVIDER (Weiss + de los Santos), and TROUBLE IN TAHITI; MAKE A SCENE: a devised, immersive game-show for OperaDelaware, a new production of TOSCA for Opera Ithaca + Metropolis Opera Project (with performances in Ithaca and NYC); and a new production of Kristin Hevner and Royce Vaverk’s opera electronica BULLY PULPIT, presented as installation at The Cherry Artspace in Ithaca, NY. Assistant directing highlights include the World Premiere of BLUE (Tesori + Thompson) (dir. Thompson) and SILENT NIGHT (dir. Zvulun) at The Glimmerglass Festival, and SALOME (dir. Zvulun) and PORGY & BESS (dir. Zambello) at The Atlanta Opera. Ellen is the founder, curator, and producer of Un-American Blackbox: a digital creative space for the recalibration of what it means to be American. Ellen is represented by Stratagem Artists.
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