Jacqueline Thompson is a theatre artist passionate about providing students opportunities to explore their creativity and embrace their individuality. She received her B.A. in Speech Communications from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Thompson holds a Master in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Louisville as well as a graduate certificate in African American Theatre. She also earned a certification in Broadcast Performance from the Broadcast center in St. Louis.
This actor, singer, director and poet has utilized her collective experiences to work as a teaching artist for regional theatres such as Actors Theatre of Louisville (2011-2012) and The St. Louis Black Rep (2001). She has over ten years in education, teaching as well as creating drama curriculum for area charter schools.
Thompson has performed in a myriad of productions throughout her career. Her latest performance credits include Princess Oshunana in The Orphan of Chao which debuted at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This summer she played the role of Kara in the Black Rep’s production of Insidious(2012). Film credits include Helen in Pennies from the Boatman directed by Dr. Niyi Coker. Television credits include host for Atlanta public access entertainment show MAG-7 (2001).
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Theatre Dance and Media Studies
The University of Missouri Saint Louis
201 Arts Administration Building