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Jesse Cameron Alick

WHEN HALF THE SPHERE IS VISIBLE

Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).

Jesse Cameron Alick is a poet, playwright, producer and Zen Master.  Jesse is Artistic Associate at the Public Theater, Assistant to the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, freelance producer and playwright.    Jesse is also a freelance journalist and essayist.  Jesse studied writing with playwright Adrienne Kennedy and taught a theater course at Lewis and Clark College. 

Jesse has had essays, articles and poetry published by High Contrast Review, XY, A&U, POZ, The Errorist, Courier Life, Smokin Word Publications and Random House.  He has been commissioned to write work for Streetlight Productions, Freedom Train Productions, Working Man’s Clothes and Subjective Films.  His work has been heard at locations that include Cherry Lane Theater (Downtown Urban Theater Festival), Asian American Writers Workshop (co-produced by New York Theater Workshop), Collective Unconscious, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Museum of the City of New York (produced by Harlem Arts Alliance), CSV, Blue Heron, Bowery Poetry Club, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, 78th street theater lab, The Red Room, The Crystal Theater (MT), The Columbus Performing Arts Center (OH), The Poetry Café (UK) and Hip Heaven (UK).  Jesse’s play TURNCOATS was workshopped at the Old Vic Theatre in London as part of their young artist exchange program and his play COME BACK TO ME was performed in the Shakespeare in Paradise festival in the Bahamas. Jesse was also a founding member and Artistic Director for Subjective Theatre Company.