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Northwestern School of Communication

Tasia A Jones

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Tasia A. Jones has performed in multiple productions and has directed and associate directed nationally at the following theaters: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, American Players Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Her current research is focused on developing emotional processing skills for actors, directors, and designers so that they may produce socially and emotionally challenging theatre while maintaining emotional and mental safety.



Area(s) of Expertise

Acting, Directing
Tasia A Jones

Tasia A. Jones is a professional director, performer, and educator focused on socially and civically engaged theater practices. Her most recent directing credits include 1919 (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (American Players Theatre) INTIMATE APPAREL (Northlight Theatre), INTIMATE APPAREL (Utah Shakespeare Festival), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (UCCS Theatreworks), VOYEURS DE VENUS (Northwestern University), THE MLK PROJECT (Writers Theatre), SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Jean's Playhouse), and NO CHILD (Northwestern University).

Tasia has also appeared in multiple plays and films. She holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University and an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University. She is also an artistic associate for Black Lives Black Words International Project and a recent Artistic Fellow at Northlight Theatre. Tasia's artistic mission is to create civic engagement and conversation through theatre and to promote positive societal change at the individual and community level. Her current research is focused on developing a safe and sustainable emotional processing method for theatre artists producing socially challenging work.

Awards and Honors

  • Recently nominated for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Alan Schneider Director Award.


  • Autobiography and Solo Performance
  • Black Women Playwrights in the American Theatre
  • Business for the Artist
  • Acting Sequence