Marshall Jones III


MARSHALL JONES III (DIRECTOR) is excited to return to Gulfshore Playhouse once more to direct the world premiere of this exciting and timely play. He first worked with this hidden jewel of a theater company in November 2021 as he directed a critically-acclaimed production of August Wilson’ Radio Golf starring Joseph C. Phillips (“Cosby Show”).  Last January at Gulfshore, Marshall directed Mud Row, a gripping family drama. After being on the faculty in the Theater dept at his alma mater since 2002, effective July 2022, Professor Jones transitioned to an  administrative role in the newly created position of Associate Dean of Equity for the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Although he has years of producing experience, directing plays is Marshall’s first love.  Notable directing credits include: live and in-person show about civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer starring veteran Broadway actress Rema Webb in fall 2020; the New Brunswick Performing Arts  Center’s inaugural production – Paul Robeson; world premiere of Walter Mosley’s Lift, (off Broadway); Nikkole Salter’s Repairing a Nation (TV broadcast on WNET’s Theater Close-Up Series); and Creative Consultant (replacement director) for  the Off Broadway production of Little Rock, about the famed Little Rock Nine of 1957, which received NY Times Critic Pick.

For 13 years (2007-2019), he  was the Producing Artistic Director for the Tony Award® -winning Crossroads Theatre  Company where he directed several shows. Marshall enjoys serving the community and the field as he proudly serves as the president of the NJ Theatre Alliance. Marshall is a proud 2020 Inductee in the Rutgers University African-American Hall of Fame. Much love to the four ladies in my life my Ma, my daughters, and my brilliant bride. Marshall honors the memory of his late brother – David Dennison Jones (November 9, 1968 – September 13, 2023) who was a resident of Naples since 2012.

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