Jackie Alexander

Playwright Profile:  Jackie Alexander

Jackie Alexander is an award winning actor, writer, producer, director, and former Artistic Director of The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York.  Jackie’s debut feature film Joy was awarded Best Feature Film by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and also earned Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors for him on the festival circuit. His debut novel, Our Daily Bread was published by Turner Publishing in the fall of 2012.  The author of seven plays, his work has been produced Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the country.

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Playwright Works @ NCBRC

What is the true definition of manhood?

A fearless civil rights activist reappears 60 years after his supposed death to face his greatest challenge: his great-great grandson.  The Legend of Buster Neal tells the story of four generations of African American men and the challenges each faced.  A powerful drama examining legacy, friendship, and fatherhood, the play questions the true definition of manhood.