About Jared

Video StillJared Strange is a writer, dramaturg, scholar, and educator based in the Washington, D.C. area.  Recent D.C. area productions include “Three Histories of the Future,” part of Klecksography 2019 with Rorschach Theatre Company, and a reading of “Delilah Revisited” at the University of Maryland’s Fearless New Play Festival.  Other 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 currently serves as the dramaturg for the Teens Behind the Scenes program at the National Theatre and is assembling a series of microsites recounting The National’s extensive history, its record as a pre-Broadway tryout location, and its entanglement with local and national politics; the first site, A Brief History of The National Theatre, is out now.  He has also served as a teaching artist with Young Playwrights’ Theater and a member of the Literary Circle at Shakespeare Theatre Company.  His most recent production dramaturgy project was Friedrich Durrenmatt’s The Visit at the University of Maryland, directed by Tony Award-winner Brian MacDevitt (you can learn more about that production by visiting the dramaturgy website).  Jared is currently a third-year PhD Student in Theatre and Performances at the University of Maryland, where his primary research concerns the performance of soccer on the pitch and on the stage.  His article “The World Cup’s Double-Headed Eagle: Gestures and Scenarios in the Football Arena” is featured in the Spring 2020 edition of Theatre Research International.  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).