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Jerome Preston Bates



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Jerome Preston Bates (Wisdom). Broadway: American Son, Jitney, Stickfly, and Seven Guitars. Off-Broadway: The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Beckett, Negro Ensemble Company, Abingdon Theatre Company, New Federal Theatre, 127th Repertory Ensemble, and Circle Rep. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Two Trains Running, A Comedy of Errors, and Richard III; The Old Globe in Macbeth; Arena Stage, Denver Center, Goodman, and Alley Theatre in Satchmo at the Waldorf; Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Center Stage, Folger Theatre, Long Wharf, and the Goodman Theatre in the world premiere of Seven Guitars opposite Viola Davis. Film: Peeples opposite Kerry Washington, Musical Chairs, Tio Papi, Shaft 2000, The Out of Towners, It Runs in the Family, The Narrows, and Romeo and Juliette in Harlem. Television: HBO’s Oz, All My Children, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, and Lights Out. As a writer, he penned the plays Augusta Brown and Electric Lady, and the Jimi Hendrix screenplay. He directed The Man in Room 306 at Luna Stage, and both Easy Money and A Salute to August Wilson and Religion at the Billie Holiday Theatre. Winner of seven Audelco Awards. Thank you to Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage and the TOACM team. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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