Jack B. Garrison

Associate Professor of Theatre, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature & Directing

Office: FAB 216   |    Phone: (308) 865-8409   |    Email: garrisonj@unk.edu

Jack B. Garrison


Jack Garrison holds the Senior Faculty position at the University of Nebraska Kearney, and over the past fifty-one years he has directed over 130 productions and performed in more than thirty-five others. He was the co-founder of and an actor/director for both the Theatre of the American West and the Great Platte River Playwrights Festival. In addition, Jack is a certified judge in the Nebraska School Activities Association and has adjudicated over four thousand one-acts in high school competition, as well as over twenty thousand individuals in the speech contest circuit on all levels of competition. He has participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as an adjudicator, and had his production of Turtle Island Blues performed at the regional festival in Minneapolis. Jack was a member of the Nebraska Speech Communication and Theatre Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Nebraska. He has worked with the Kearney Community Theatre both as an actor and as a director, and took A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking to the NACT Festival in Lincoln. In the summer months, Jack is a professional re-enactor who portrays “Crazy Meek” the Mountain Man at The Archway Monument.

Courses Taught

THEA 120        Introduction to the Theatre
THEA 210        Playscript Analysis
THEA 350        Survey of Dramatic Literature I
THEA 351        Survey of Dramatic Literature II
THEA 413        History of Theatre I
THEA 414        History of Theatre II
THEA 415        History of Theatre III
THEA 480        Play Direction