JON ADAM ROSS
Artist, Activist, Educator
In one word or phrase, what does “inheritance” mean to you?
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Jon Adam Ross has spent more than 25 years making art with communities around the country as an actor, playwright, and teaching artist and the last 8 years as a co-founding artist and Executive Director of the In[HEIR]itance Project. Jon has served as an artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and many other religious and educational institutions. Jon has been a Covenant Foundation Fellow, a LABA Fellow, a Pedagogies Research Fellow with M², a Cogenerate Innovation Fellow, and a Spielberg Fellow in Theater Education with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Jon holds a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch. With the In[HEIR]itance Project, a national arts non-profit that works with communities to build relationships across divides through collaborative theater projects inspired by shared cultural touchstones, Jon has co-created original plays in communities all over America. As an actor, Jon has performed in over 90 cities around the globe. His stage credits include: a dog, a 2,000-year-old bird, an elderly orthodox Jew, a spurned housewife, a horse, a British naval officer in 1700s Jamaica, a goat, Jesus Christ, a lawyer, a wrestler, a hapless police chief, and a cyclops. As a parent to a 2 year old, Jon has recently provided silly voices to such inanimate objects as a winter hat, a rubber ducky, and a syringe of children's tylenol.