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Jerome Hairston

Assistant Arts Professor

As a playwright Jerome Hairston’s work has been developed and produced at theaters across the country. His plays include: a.m. Sunday (Humana Festival, 2002, Centerstage Baltimore), L’Eboueur Sleeps Tonight, Forty Minute Finish (Humana Festival 1999), Method Skin, and Knife on Bone. He has received commissions from The Kennedy Center, The Public Theatre/NYSF, Centerstage Baltimore, The McCarter Theater, The Children’s Theater Company, The Bush Foundation/Guthrie New Play Program, and the Manhattan Theatre Club. He’s been honored with a Heideman Award, an AATE distinguished play award, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama. His plays have been published by Samuel French and featured in American Theatre Magazine. He received his BA in Theatre from James Madison University and is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA playwriting program. As a writer-producer his television credits include: Law and Order Criminal Intent, Smash, Deception, and Game of Silence, all for NBC, Survivors Remorse on Starz, and Cinemax’s Quarry. He is currently a supervising producer on Snowfall, a new series on FX, and is co-writing a pilot for Fremantle Media and Amazon with esteemed dramatist Diana Son.