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Storyteller, Theater maker, multi-hyphenate

In one word or phrase, what does “inheritance” mean to you?

Breaking of chains


Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is a Board Member for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which he co-created, and teaches the Theatre of Change course at Columbia University. He is a Music Mentor Fellow and has done work with Idina Menzel’s A Broader Way Foundation. His directing credits include: “Neptune” (Dixon Place, Brooklyn Museum), “The Years That Went Wrong” (Lark, MCC), “The Exonerated” (Columbia Law School), “Chariot Part 2” (Soho Rep., for The Movement Theatre Company), “Mother of Pearl” (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center).He is the Associate Director of “Primer for a Failed Superpower” with Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, and “Runaways” at The Public Theater with Sam Pinkleton. Most recently, he directed “Chicken and Biscuits,” which premiered on Broadway. He also directed “Patience” at Second Stage Uptown. Zhailon was the resident director at “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” on Broadway and the Associate Director of “Hadestown” in South Korea.

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