Jack Dentinger is a Theatre and Film Director based in New York City, born in France, and raised outside of Chicago. He earned a BFA in Directing from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Jack is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Bellwether Project, a multimedia company of young, empathetic, and politically-minded storytellers.
In the theatre world, Jack's most recent production was Dr. Rees Ziti's Pageant for a Better Future, which premiered at Ara Nova's ANT Fest. The show imagines a futuristic beauty pageant in 2079, where contestants are competing to keep their reproductive rights. Before that, Jack directed Bixby Elliot's hilariously funny play about the oldest female serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton. With The Bellwether Project, Jack co-created and directed an immersive dance-club-through-the-ages, Paradise, a WWII drama, Night Witches, about a regiment of Soviet bombing pilots, comprised entirely of women, and Bystanders, a devised piece about the intersection of bro-culture and rape-culture. Jack has also observed and assisted Peter DuBois at VT, Julie Kramer at The Brooklyn Generator, Andrew Smith at Project Y, and Becky Guy at The Juilliard School.
In TV and Film, Jack has co-written and directed the web-series (in)alienable, about a young, gay, Latinx man who's life is flipped upside down when his father is deported, set to be released in May 2018. Additionally, Jack has directed the short film Moving Day Blues, with Director of Photography Jeff Garton, and written by Ryan Hudak, and To Whom It May Concern, an upcoming magically realism short film about climate change. Jack also served as the 1st AD on the third season of Third Space's [BLANK] My Life, created by Alex Spieth. Jack also had the opportunity to shadow John Wells on the set of Shameless: Season 8, of which Mr. Wells is the American Creator and Show-Runner.