Tonia Jackson is a proud Penumbra Theatre Company member of over 15 years. Penumbra productions include: The Piano Lesson; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery; Waiting in Vain; for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf; Seven Guitars; Flyin’ West and The Darker Face of the Earth. Regional credits include: Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune at American Stage; Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf, and The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years at Alliance Theatre; Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery and And Her Hair Went with Her at Horizon Theatre; A Young Man From Atlanta at Theatrical Outfit, and Sty of the Blind Pig at True Colors Theatre. Other theatres include Guthrie Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Steppenwolf, Mixed Blood, The Children’s Theater Company, Magic Theatre Company, Illusion Theatre and Pillsbury House. Film and television credits include “Zero Street,” “A Chance of Snow,” Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne” Tonia studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, IL and has been nominated for three Suzi Bass Awards.
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“How are we going to take the songs of all of this wonderful flock here and weave them together to create this great orchestra that will sing the song of healing? ”
—Seitu Ken Jones