UT Faculty: Actor and Director
Jeremy started in the theatre as a musician, playing drums/percussion for musical productions in the city of Atlanta and then performed as an actor for the first time in the summer of 1995. Jeremy graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Theatre minor and worked as an actor and teacher in the Atlanta area for six years with companies like the Alliance Theatre, Actors Express, ART Station, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble. He was also artistic associate with Soul-stice Rep and spent a couple years as their Director of Education and dramaturg. In 2004, Jeremy left Atlanta to start his graduate studies at Penn State University. He graduated in 2007 with his Master of Fine Arts degree. The focus of his actor training at PSU was Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics under the guidance of master acting teacher and Chicago native Jim Wise. He also studied Voice and Shakespeare in London, England; Film and Television Acting in Toronto, Ontario with David Rotenberg at the Professional Actors Lab; and Directing with Joseph Ziegler at Soulpepper Theatre, also in Toronto.
Jeremy has been teaching for over 10 years in a variety of forums: university courses, professional studios, theatre camps/programs, community education, touring workshops, and private coaching.
Three years ago, Jeremy relocated to Austin, TX from Chicago, where he worked regionally as an actor and teacher at Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theatre Co., Profiles Theatre, City Lit Theatre, Act One Studios and Notre Dame University. Jeremy currently directs and teaches acting at the University of Texas at Austin.