Associate Professor of TheaterDirector of Theater
Before joining the Dartmouth faculty as Associate Professor of Theater in 2006, Jamie Horton was a principal actor and director with the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company for twenty-three years. He played over eighty leading roles on the DCTC stages and was an active part of the company's new play development program. Directing and acting work have taken him to other theatres around the country, including the Creede Repertory Theatre, the Commonweal Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Cleveland Play House, and, closer to home, the New London Barn Playhouse and Northern Stage, where he played George Orwell in the world premiere of Orwell in America (written and directed by Dartmouth colleagues Joe Sutton and Peter Hackett, respectively). That production went on to an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in New York City in October 2016. He had a twenty-year association with the National Theatre Conservatory's MFA program as adjunct teacher, leading master classes in acting, directing student projects, and mentoring dozens of young actors making their transition into the professional theatre. He has worked extensively in film, television and radio -- as actor, screenwriter and producer. He played a small role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and was the recipient of a Fox Foundation Fellowship in 2003. Professor Horton teaches acting and directing, and is the current Director of Theater. Directing credits at Dartmouth include Julius Caesar, Stop Kiss, The Liar, Spring Awakening, and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).
Actor, George Orwell in Orwell in America, 59E59 Theaters, New York City, dir. Peter Hackett (2016)
Actor, Our Town, Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT, dir. Carol Dunne (2015)
Actor, George Orwell in Orwell in America, Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT, dir. Peter Hackett (2015)
Actor, 12 Angry Men, Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT, dir. Malcolm Morrison (2013)
Actor, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, dir. Steven Spielberg (2012)
Actor, The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO, dir. Wendy Goldberg (2006)
Director, Fiction by Steven Dietz, Curious Theatre Company, Denver, CO (2006)
Director, The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2005)
Director, Slabtown by Steven Cole Hughes, Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO (2005)
Screenwriter, A Rumor of Angels, starring Vanessa Redgrave, MGM/UA (2002)
Works in Progress
Actor, Editor Webb in Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Northern Stage, October 2015, directed by Carol Dunne.