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Lamar Perry

Directing Faculty

Lamar Perry
  • (858) 534-3791
  • (858) 534-1080
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0344
    La Jolla , California 92093


Lamar Perry  is a Queer Black director, producer and educator originally from Connecticut. In addition to working as a freelance director, he currently serves as an assistant professor of graduate directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Perry formerly served as associate producer at Tony-award winning The Old Globe. He recently made history alongside Detroit Public Theatre directing “Mud Row” as the inaugural production in their new permanent home.

Recent directing credits include “Animals Out of Paper” (Chautauqua Theatre Company), the off-Broadway world-premiere of New York Times Critics Pick “...What The End Will Be” (Roundabout/Associate Director), “What Lies Beneath” (UC San Diego), “Run/Fire” by Aurin Squire (Cygnet Theater/Finish Line Commission), the off-Broadway world-premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Hot Wing King” (signature/assistant director), and “In Sickness & In Health” by Dea Hurston as a part of An Evening with the San Diego Black Artist Collective featured in The Old Globe’s Powers New Voices Festival.

Perry is a member of Roundabout’s Leon Levy Director’s Group, cohort II, and is the creator, writer, producer and co-host of both of The Old Globe's podcasts, “Cocktails with the Canon” and “Gather Round!” Perry has developed, directed or assisted on work at Diversionary Theatre/Spark Festival, UC San Diego’s Wagner’s New Play Festival, The O’Neill, Chautauqua Theater Company, San Diego Repertory Theater, National Alliance for Musical Theater, The Juilliard School, The Classical Theatre of Harlem and St. John’s University.

Perry received his bachelor’s of science degree from St. John’s University in 2012, and holds multiple certifications in Shakespeare's Language from Michael Howard Studios and The Pearl Theatre Company, as well as acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Perry's teaching interests include Black Theatre history, cultural transposition and reorientation, Queering the canon, and history of directing. In addition to teaching, he will serve as the instructor of record for multiple student-focused productions within the Department of Theatre and Dance.


BA, St. John’s University

Certifications in Shakespeare's Language from Michael Howard Studios and The Pearl Theatre Company Certification in acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.