On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Erik Jackson is currently features editor at InStyle magazine. He has written four Off Broadway plays and a musical. The comedy Charlie! (1995) drew unprecedented “listening-room only” audiences to New York’s P.S. 122 and the HERE Theater. His comic thriller Tell-Tale (1997) premiered at P.S. 122 then transferred to the Cherry Lane Theater. It received a GLADD nomination as best play of the year. Doll (2000), a twisted take on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, was produced at P.S. 122 and in Washington D.C. The musical Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, co-written with Ben Winters and featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka, premiered at Capital Rep in Albany, New York, in 2005, and has since played across America. Jackson’s comic adaptation of Stephen King’sCarrie premiered Off Broadway in 2006. Jackson is the playwright-in-residence for New York’s Theatre Couture. He has published articles in Glamour, Time Out New York, W, Real Simple and Out, among others. He has been an on-air reporter for the TV program Talking Movies on BBC/BBC America; hosted ABC’s “The Us Weekly Report”; and was a correspondent for ABC’s News One radio show. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, Entertainment Tonight, The View, Access Hollywood, Fox News, and The O’Reilly Factor.