Jack Reuler (New Play Lab respondent)

Jack Reuler

Jack Reuler (he/him) founded Mixed Blood Theater at 22 and has served as its Artistic Director since then. Mixed Blood disrupts injustice, models equity, and creates community, using theatre as a vehicle for artistry, entertainment, education, and effecting social change. Jack received TCG’s Peter Zeisler Award, for “exemplifying pioneering practices in theatre, dedication to the freedom of expression, and for being unafraid to take risks in the advancement of the art form,” and Ordway’s Sally Award for Vision, Actors’ Equity’s Spirit Award, and the St. Paul Foundation named him a Facing Race Ambassador. He was presented with the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement and named a Local Legend by the UNCF. At APAP, he received the MetLife Access Award for the theatre’s disability initiatives. Jack was named to Esquire magazine’s first “Register of People Under Forty Who Are Changing America.” He has also received Equity’s first Rosetta LeNoire Award for “celebrating the universality of the human experience on the American stage,” Macalester College’s Distinguished Citizen Award, The City’s Minneapolis Award, and the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Twin Cities Business named Jack a 2021 person to watch as a change agent.