Jack McManus is an NYC-based theater maker, specializing in writing and directing.
As a playwright, Jack’s short play “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” (co-written with Ryan Cook and Derek Crosby) won first prize in the 2016 Young Playwrights Competition hosted by The Theater Project. Upcoming projects include a new musical, “Sparky,” (dir. by Brendan Stackhouse, music by Jack Levinson) about the life of Charles Schulz, and a reading of his new play “A Play About Lucas Hnath, But Not By Lucas Hnath, But Written In the Style of Lucas Hnath.”
As a director, Jack has directed the first university production of “The Untold Yippie Project” by Becca Schlossberg. He assistant directed “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl (dir. by Melissa Myers) at The Producers’ Club, “Les Miserables” (dir. by Zi Alikhan), and “daughters of Solomon” by Mark Thomas Johnson (dir. by Allie Marotta). He is currently studying at Pace University to get a BA in directing.