Judson Jones is an award-winning actor, director, and producer who has had the privilege of collaborating Off Broadway on the premieres of Daniel MacIvor's The Soldier Dreams, Tim Blake Nelson’s Eye of God, Christopher Durang’s The Vietnamization of New Jersey (NY Times Critic Pick), David W. Crawford’s Harvest (Smith and Kraus Best New Plays of 2008; Backstage Critic’s Pick), with Air Supply's Graham Russell on Devil and the Deep and Lori Fischer's Petie. Prior to forming Theatre East, he served as Associate Director for Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan, and in his native Texas he was a founding member of the dirigo group and served as Co-Producing Artistic Director. He serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Dramatists, is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA, and is an adjunct professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Off Broadway directing credits include: A Name for a Ghost to Mutter, The Soldier Dreams with Theatre East and Harvest with Alchemy Theatre Company; other NY credits include: Chronicles of a Mix Tape and Admit One at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Regional directing credits: bash with the dirigo group (Critics Table Nomination), S-Man with Scriptworks, and The Elf and Gift for Salvage Vanguard.
Regional producing credits include: The Jinn (The American Theatre Critics Award, five Critics Table Nominations, and two B. Iden Payne Nominations) Hedda (B. Iden Payne Nomination and three Critics Table Nominations), bash (B. Iden Payne Award and four Critics Table Nominations), Desire (four B. Iden Payne Awards and Critics Table Nomination), In on It (two B. Iden Payne Nominations), and Home Free!, all for the dirigo group.
Off Broadway acting credits include: Petie, Normalcy and Eye of God with Theatre East; Umbrella, Harvest, and Haymarket, with Alchemy Theatre Company; and Worth at Urban Stages. His other New York credits include Bayou Radio’s Blah, Blah, Blah, and The Information She Carried.
Judson has appeared in over twenty regional theatre productions, including: The Soldier Dreams (Critics Table Award) and Bleacher Bums (Critics Table Award), both for Subterranean Theatre Company; Art Stripped Naked for Hyde Park Theatre; A Macbeth (Critics Table Nomination and B. Iden Payne Nomination) for The State Theater Company; ASF’s Winter’s Tale;Fugitive Pieces (Critics Table Award and B. Iden Payne Nomination) for Salvage Vanguard Theatre; The Seagull for the Mermaid Company; One Small Step, and Oversimplification, for Bayou Radio; 300 Plays About Vladimir Putin with the Rude Mechanicals; Orange with Refraction Arts; and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Austin Playhouse. His credits for the dirigo group include Desire (B. Iden Payne Award), Fool for Love, The Gypsy Chain, True West, The Middle of the Night (Critics Table Nomination), and The Mercy Seat. He toured the southeastern United States with Troup D’Jour performing in Julius Caesar and the title role in Henry V.
His film and television credits include: Royal Pains, Boardwalk Empire, Team Toon, Mission Dawn, Archaeology of a Woman, WWJD, Botticelli's Lonely Man, Fairy Blight, The Messenger,Green Eyes, Living, and Yorick. Some of his voice acting credits include Samurai X: The Motion Picture, Dai Guard, Getbackers, Zaion, The Princess Blade, Steam Detectives, and Soul Hunter.
An interesting bit of trivia: some of his first professional work was with Noble Cause Productions performing in live jousts and as Aramis in the The Three Musketeer Stunt Show.