Jackie Apodaca

Professor of Theatre and Head of Performance at Southern Oregon University Jackie Apodaca has worked as an actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, with companies such as Roundabout Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Modern Media (Head of Production), Venice Theatre Works (Associate Artistic Director), and Shakespeare Santa Barbara (Producing Director).

Jackie is the author of the book Answers from the Working Actor published by Routledge in 2018, and spent more than a decade at Backstage Newspaper, where she was a Contributing Editor.

She earned her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center Theatre Company and her BFA from UC Santa Barbara. Locally, she facilitates Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Acting Trainee Program and is a former board member of the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Jackie joined ANPF in 2016 as Associate Artistic Director, serving as casting director and regularly acting and directing for the company. She became ANPF’s fourth artistic director in January 2021. During her time with ANPF, she has also directed The Night Climber, Go. Please. Go., Constellations, The Bottle Tree, and Remains and Returns, as well as played roles such as Kit in EdanEv, the title role in Sofonisba, and Beth in Cold Spring.

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