By Dale Shields
“...and sometimes it takes the bitter ale of life to make my breeze as sweet as jasmine.” Renee Matthews Jackson
Renee Matthews-Jackson, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She made her theatrical debut in Joseph Walker’s The River Niger at the world famous, Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ms. Jackson’s credits include: From The Mississippi Delta, Zooman and The Sign, Fires In The Mirror, The Waiting Room
Renee was featured in the production of Jar The Floor, at Karamu House. She directed Steal Away by Ramona King at East Cleveland Theatre, She was seen in Sorrows and Rejoicings by Athol Fugard at The Brooks Theatre in the Cleveland Play House, and Jungle Book as a cast member for The Cleveland Play House Youth Production. Her most recent performances are The Amen Corner for Project1voice and in the World Premiere, A Colored Funeral by Gregory Carr and Ensemble Theatre’s production of Dividing the Estate.
“A wife, mother, and grandmother that loves every aspect of my life. The good, not so good, misplaced, confused, enlightened, disparaging, enraptured, incorrigible… every aspect… all rolled into a rubber band ball!”
Praise God for being GOD, for sending his Son to live and die for a crazy person like me, and for making me… Me! My family is superb, and I adore each member, from the one new to the ninety-six-year-old, and those who have passed over to the other side. I pray for my enemies, that they forgive me if it was I who was unjust and created our conflict. I pray that the adversary is always kept outside of my personal sphere, and my loved ones.”
“I pray for my enemies, that they forgive me if it was I who was unjust and created our conflict. I pray that the adversary is always kept outside of my personal sphere, and my loved ones.”