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Jaston Williams

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Honorary Board Member

A native Texan, Jaston has been working professionally in the theatre all of his adult life. Best known for writing and performing in the Greater Tuna plays, everywhere from Broadway, Off Broadway, The Kennedy Center, an evening at the White house; as well as in a frightening dump in Odessa that marked a humble low point in his career.

 

He toured nationally in the title role of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner and The Fantasticks and has acted lead roles in such plays as Our Town, The Laramie Project, Big River, Tru, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike to name a few.

 

During their years working together he and Joe Sears assumed the mantle of longest-running comedy-team in the country. He has received numerus awards and nomination for his writing and acting. He is recipient of the Texas Medal of the Arts, Medal of Honor from the U.S. Historical Theatre’s Association and was named a Distinguished Alumni of Texas Tech University.

 

He has completed one novel and working on the second, both of which deal with gay characters surviving and thriving in Texas. He has also appeared in a slew of self-authored solo show such as I’m Not Lying, Blame It on Valentine Texas, Clear to Partly Crazy, Maid Marian in a Stolen Car and A Wolverine Walks Into a Bar.

 

He lives with his husband, Dr. Kevin Mooney and they are parents of a son, Song Williams.