In 2018, we honored our director, Jason Summers as he completed his 15th season with the Port Summer Show. Beginning with Anything Goes in 2004, his passion and joy for theater has been the inspiration for countless incredible performances on the Schreiber stage. Mr. Summer's unique talent lies not only in his vision for each show, but in the way he works with and teaches everyone involved. He is beloved by cast, crew and parents. As Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, the protagonist of Curtains says, “putting on a musical has got to be the most fulfilling thing a person could ever hope to do,” and having Jason Summers as our Director has made it that much more fulfilling
Mr. Summers is the Artistic Director of the Westchester Sandbox Theatre and has worked extensively as a director, choreographer, teacher, and performer regionally and throughout New York.
He received his BFA in Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with honors and was presented with two outstanding achievement awards, one from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the other, the Seidman Award for his work as a performer and a scholar.
As a director and choreographer, his work has been seen off-Broadway in New York (most recently as writer and director of the new musical Growing Up '70s, starring TV's "Greg Brady," Barry Williams) and in countless regional and college theaters throughout the country. His productions have been favorably reviewed in many national publications, including The New York Times. In addition, his work as a coach for the Iona Prep Forensics Team has brought the school numerous nationally ranked finalists, including two national champions.