Playwright; theatre director; university professor of dramatic arts. Born– February 25, 1941, Helena, Ark. Parents– Howard L. and Edna (Warren) Jackson. Education– Memphis State University, B.S., 1963; Kent State University, M.A., 1964; Southern Illinois University, Ph.D., 1971. Taught high school in Antwerp, Ohio, 1964-1965; taught at Wisconsin State University in Eau Claire, 1967-1968; San Francisco State University, 1968-1970; University of South Alabama, 1971-2003, chair, Department of Dramatic Arts, 1978-2003.  Author and director of many local and university theater productions. Member, American Alliance of Theatre and Education; Association for Theatre in Higher Education; Dramatists Guild; Alabama Theatre League.  Awards:  Pioneer Drama Service national award, 1979, 1980; first alternate, O’Neill Playwriting Contest, 1973; Arts and Sciences Faculty Award, University of South Alabama, 1992-93.


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Publications (Plays):

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1981.

Animal Krackers. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1983.

Amazing Grace and her Jellybean Tree.  I. E. Clark, 1995.

Arnold.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1985.

Babes in Toyland.  I. E. Clark, 1987.

Boogie Man Rock.  Baker’s Plays, 1984.

The Brave Little Tailor.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1991.

Brer Rabbit’s Big Secret.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1979.

Christmas Crisis at Mistletoe Mesa.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1987.

Christmas with the Three Bears.  I. E. Clark, 1990.

Coffee Pott and the Wolf Man. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1982.

The Crazy Paper Caper. Elgin, Ill.; Performance Publishing, 1976.

The Creepy Castle Hassle. Elgin, Ill.; Performance Publishing, 1975.

The Creepy Crawlers.  Franklin, OH:  Eldridge Publishing Co., 1994.

The Dancing Snowman. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1989.

Eight Plays for Youth. New York; P. Lang, 1991.

Ferdinand and the Dirty Knight. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1968.

A Golden Fleecing. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1980.

Goofus and Doofus.  Eldridge Publishing Company, 1995.

The Hatfields and the McFangs.  Performance Publishing, 1982.

Hospital Hijinx.  Eldridge Publishing Company, 1994.

The Hunting of the Snark.  I. E. Clark, 1987.

The Inn-Spectre. Elgin, Ill.; Performance Publishing, 1983.

The Invasion of the Killer Carrotts. Elgin, Ill.; Performance Publishing, 1983.

Lindy.  Performance Publishing, 1981.

Little Red Riding Wolf. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1973.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Denver; Pioneer Drama Services, 1988.

The Little Mermaid.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1991.

Peter and the Wolf.  I. E. Clark, 1993.

Peter Pan in Neverland.  I. E. Clark, 1991.

Pinocchio; a 2-Act Musical Play. Schulenburg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1985.

Popeye the Sailor.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1984.

The Princess and the Goblin. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1983.

Rag Dolls. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1981.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Santa.  I. E. Clark, 1990.

Rumpelstiltskin is My Name. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1977.

Secret Garden.  I. E. Clark, 1992.

School for Nerds. Denver; Pioneer Drama Services, 1989.

The Sleeping Beauty. Denver; Pioneer Drama Service, 1976.

Snowballs and Grapevines.  Published in Dekalb Literary Journal, 1976.

Snowhite and the Space Gwarfs.  Pioneer Drama Service, 1980.

Song of Hiawatha. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1988.

Superkid. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1980.

Switcheroo.  Eldridge Publishing Company, 1995.

Triple Play. Chicago; Dramatic Publishing, 1974.

Unidentified Flying Reject. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1982.

Who Can Fix the Dragon’s Wagon. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1973.

Wild Pecos Bill.  Eldridge Publishing Company, 1995.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; a Two-Act Play. Schulenberg, Tex.; I. E. Clark, 1977.

You’re a Grand Old Flag.  I. E. Clark, 1992.

Joint author;

Bumper Snickers.  I. E. Clark, 1978.