About Jared

Video StillJared Strange is a writer, dramaturg, scholar, and educator based in the Washington, D.C. area.  Recent D.C. area projects include a series of websites on the history of The National Theatre in Washington, including A Brief History of The National TheatreBig Before Broadway, West Side Stories, The National’s Leading Ladies, and National Theatre, National Politics; dramaturgy for Julia Marks’s “Waiting for Iggy Pop,” a reading featured in the Magic in Rough Spaces program at Rorschach Theatre Company; directing a selection of Liz Maestri’s “The Ice Room,” part of the Fearless New Play Festival at the University of Maryland; and teaching Young Playwrights’ Theater workshop at HB Woodlawn in Arlington.  Plays include the award-winning dramedy The Prophet Darla; the raucous satire Ubu Roy: An American Tale; Fault/Line, a semi-devised piece that was the first all-American production to be staged at the MeetFactory in Prague; the family dramedy Christmas in Terminal B; and short comedies “Trapped Like a You Know What” and “The Emperor’s Big, Fat, Naked Revolution.”  Jared has served as a teaching artist with Young Playwrights’ Theater and a member of the Literary Circle at Shakespeare Theatre Company.  Jared is currently a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, where his primary research concerns the performance of soccer on the pitch and on the stage.  His research is featured in Theatre Research International, Comparative Drama, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Texas Theatre Journal, and Theatre Journal.  As an educator, Jared has taught theatre at the college, middle-school, and high-school level, and served as an administrator and sometime-instructor for a variety of K-12 arts programs.  Jared is also an occasional director and a reformed actor/performer (though he has been known to fall off that wagon on occasion).