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Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe is a Jamaican/American award winning, actor, writer and performer.  His most recent role will feature him as Ottobah Cugoano in Palimpsest: Tales Spun from Sea and Memories, by multi-disciplinary artist Billy Gerard Frank, produced by Oscar nominated Lauren Beck  (Manchester by Sea; Susperia) premiering at the 59th La Biennale di Venice 2022 – Grenada National Pavilion. 


Jermaine won the 2020 CT critic circle award (acting) as Mlima in Lyn Nottage’s “Mlima’s Tale” (Westport Country Playhouse.) 


Jermaine has become a leading voice in the development of original Afro/Caribbean theatre in America. He is the artist of the month of February 2022, for Lincoln’s Center “Broadway future songbook series” where he will share selected songs from his musical “Children from the Blue Mountain.


Other roles include: Broadway: “The Lion King” and “Fela”. Regional: “Man of La ”Macbeth”, “Titus Andronicus” "Noon Day Sun". T.V and film: Amazon Prime’s “Bwoy”, Netflix “Freedom" National Theatre Live "Fela!". Opera: “Il barber de seville” and “The tales of Hoffman”  Dance: National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Dance Theatre of Harlem.

His other original works include: “A dream on an island” “Mom’s Eulogy” “Solitary”, “Healthcare and the Arts” and “The Legend of the Rolling Calf- A duppy Musical.”


Jermaine is a Professor in Acting at Laguardia Community College (CUNY). He has an MFA in theatre from Sarah Lawerence College.

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