Kent Gash is the new Artistic Director of The Acting Company, which returns to National Touring in 2022 with a World Premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers by Kirsten Childs, conceived and directed by Mr. Gash centering Alexandre Dumas and the Black imagination responsible for the classic swashbuckler, playing in rep with Leah Gardiner’s Romeo and Juliet. Mr. Gash directed the World Premiere of Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue at the Public Theatre and is co-author and director of Langston in Harlem (2010 Audelco Awards Best Musical.) New York productions include Cori Thomas’ Lockdown for the Rattlestick (Playwrights Theater and the virtual co-production with WP Theater), Broke-ology at the Juilliard School, the Off-Broadway premiere of Miss Ever’s Boys for Melting Pot Theatre Co., the York Theatre presentation of Ellington’s Beggar’s Holiday and the Off-Broadway revival of Samm- Art William’s Home. Most recent among nearly one hundred regional productions are Dominique Morisseau’s Paradise Blue for City Theatre, “Master Harold”... and the Boys at Arizona Theatre Co., Guys and Dolls at the Guthrie Theater, The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre (Washington Post Ten Best, Broadway World Best Musical Award, Three Helen Hayes Awards) August Wilson’s The Gem of the Ocean at South Coast Rep (LA Times Ten Best), The Mountaintop at Trinity Rep, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out for Studio Theatre, DC., Choir Boy at the Studio Theatre in DC, Marin Theatre Co. (Bay Area Critics Award for Best Production) and The Comedy of Errors, set in the Harlem Renaissance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Gash is the former Associate Artistic Director
of The Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre (2001-2009) and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (1999-2001), and is an Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU where he is Founding Director of the New Studio on Broadway. Mr. Gash is
a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama (BFA in Acting) and UCLA (MFA in Directing for Theatre and Television).