Jacqui Parker (Director) is thrilled to be directing this important play, The Light, at The Lyric Stage Company. Parker is a Boston-born actor, playwright, director, producer, and theater activist. She has won numerous awards, including the Boston Theatre Hero Award, The Elliot Norton Award, several Independent Reviewer of New England Awards and numerous community leadership awards, including the DRYLONGSO Award for her work in the struggle for racial equality. Ms. Parker directed six short plays in the Hibernian Hall New Play-writing Lab in 2022. She is also directing Abria Smith’s book of poetry, Somebody Soup. Her play A Crack in the Blue Wall received critical praise and was nominated for an IRNE Award. She has written and produced several shows and employed numerous actors, directors, designers, and playwrights of color. Ms. Parker has directed plays at Harvard University, Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and numerous Boston Theatre companies as well as productions in New York and Los Angeles, California. “The stage is a sacred place and one of our greatest gifts.” So glad to be back!