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Adrian Jackson

Theatre

Europe

Adrian Jackson, MBE is an English theatre director, playwright, teacher and trainer. He was the founding director and executive director of the theatrical company Cardboard Citizens, founded in 1991, in which the majority of the members are homeless, refugees or asylum seekers is participating in the cycle of Nosaltres organised by the Teatre Lliure. 

In September 2003, Adrian directed a co-production of Pericles for Cardboard Citizens with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This was followed in November 2004 with a co-production of the playwright Sarah Woods, which resulted in a new work, Visible,  that was presented at the New Work Festival of the RSC, and in 2006 at the Soho Theater. In the fall of 2006, he directed a site specific production for the Timon of Athens for Cardboard Citizens as part of RSC’s Complete Works festival and at the Belfast Festival. In 2007, he devised and directed Down / Out, a reaction to George Orwell, and Going Going Gone for Cardboard Citizens, and Home and Away for the Formaat Theater in Rotterdam.

In addition to being the artistic director of Cardboard Citizens and the designer of a large number of plays with the company, Adrian Jackson is a teacher and translator who has travelled a lot. He has worked as a translator of Augusto Boal, his most recent work being: The aesthetics of the oppressed, and collaborated with him on many occasions. He has taught the methodology of the Theatre of the Oppressed in many contexts, throughout Europe, as well as in Asia, Africa and Am y América Latina. 

In December 2017 he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Arts in the list of honours in the New Year of 2018 by Her Majesty the Queen.