|Breaking Up is Hard to Do|
ERIK JACKSON has written four Off Broadway plays. The comedy CHARLIE! (1995) drew unprecedented "listening-room only" audiences to New York's P.S. 122 and the HERE Theater. His comic thriller TELL-TALE (1997) premiered at P.S. 122 then transferred to the Cherry Lane Theater. It received a GLADD nomination as best play of the year. DOLL (2000), a twisted take on Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE, was produced at P.S. 122 and in Washington D.C. Jackson's comic adaptation of Stephen King's CARRIE premiered at P.S. 122 in 2006. Jackson is the playwright-in-residence for New York's Theatre Couture and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Jackson was a staff writer for season two of Here TV's supernatural series DANTE'S COVE. He also wrote the screen adaptation of his play CHARLIE! The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1998 and subsequently screened at festivals around the world. Jackson's poems appeared in the 1997 Showtime film THE ESCAPE, starring Patrick Dempsey.As a journalist and editor, Jackson's work has appeared in Glamour, InStyle, Town & Country, Time Out New York, W, Real Simple and Show People, among others. He has been an on-air reporter for the TV program Talking Movies on BBC/BBC America; acted as host of ABC's entertainment program The Us Weekly Report; and was a correspondent for ABC's News One radio show. He has appeared as an entertainment expert on a range of networks and shows, including CNN, VH1, Entertainment Tonight, The View, The O'Reilly Factor, and, in a moment of shining glory, on MTV's HOW TO LIVE LIKE A CELEBRITY PET.