Jeremy M. Thomas

Stage Director

About

Biography

I am a freelance theatre director, with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 18 years directorial experience, working primarily in Copenhagen, Denmark.

As a collaborative leader, I have a strong sense for language and a passion for experimentation and new play development. My artistic work focuses on re-imagining text-based theatre through experimentation and developing new music theatre collages in the Spoken Word genre, together with performance poets, musicians and dancers and through the use of my unique concept of creative collaboration. My main inspiration is the use of Spoken Word as a new theatrical form.

I am Co-Artistic Director of Teater Ord/Blindt, a professional project-based theatre company, which specialises in developing new work combing performance and poetry. I am also founder and Artistic Director of the English-language theatre Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre and, thereby, Local Artistic Director for House of International Theatre.

If you are interested in working together please feel free to contact me through the contact page at the bottom of this website.

Teater Ord/Blindt (Word/Blind)

I am founder and co-artistic director, along with spoken word artist Rasmus Rhode. Teater Ord/Blindt’s most notable projects include Pop, which was awarded Best Performance Art, Best Innovation in Design and Best Vocal Performances; Secrets and Banners of Dreams.

Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre (DRHT)

DRHT is a professional English-speaking theatre company, that aims to produce professional theatre of the highest quality, with a multi-disciplined and multi-textural aesthetic and a high level of artistic ambition. Notable productions include Elsie and Norm’s ‘Macbeth’, Venus in Fur, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

House of International Theatre (HIT)

HIT is a new platform for International English-speaking theatre in Copenhagen. DRHT joined forces with the Hamburg-based theatre company Manusarts to bring this unique platform to the city of Copenhagen.

News

News and Reviews

Portfolio

Curriculum Vitae

Future Projects

04/2019 Director "Møntvask" Gi en Historie
09/2018 Director "Alfabet" Teater Ord/Blindt and Sydhavns Teater

Productions (*Video available under Portfolio)

03/2018 Director "Urban Hunt" Down the Rabbit Hole
02/2018 Director "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" Down the Rabbit Hole
01/2018 Director "Sex and Betrayal - Between the Sheets" Manusarts (Remount)
12/2017 Director "Slapstick Sherlock" Manusarts
11/2017 Director "A Patriot's Guide to America" Teater Ord/Blindt and Down the Rabbit Hole
09/2017 Director "No Exit - Reloaded" Manusarts
09/2017 Director "Venus in Fur" Down the Rabbit Hole (Malmø turné)
06/2017 Director "Lovers, Authors and Other Strangers" (Remount) Manusarts
05/2017 Director "Dancing at Lughnasa" Københavns Film of Teaterskole
05/2017 Director "Lovers, Authors and Other Strangers" Manusarts
02/2017 Director "Venus in Fur" Down the Rabbit Hole
11/2016 Director "Drømmens Faner" Teater Ord/Blindt
10/2016 Director "Sex and Betrayal - Between the Sheets" Down the Rabbit Hole/Manus Arts (Copenhagen, Hamburg and Malmo turné)
06/2016 Voice Coach "Dansejæger" Neominimalistic Music Works
05/2016 Director "Elsie and Norm’s 'Macbeth'" Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre
12/2015 Director "Vores By" Københavns Film of Teaterskole
09/2015 Director "Secrets"* Why Not Theatre
04/2015 Director "Pygmalion"* Copenhagen Theatre Circle
03/2015 Director "Journeys" Copenhagen Theatre Circle
02/2015 Director "OrdBlindt"* Teater Ord/Blindt
06/2014 Director "Pop"* Black Box Pangea
04/2014 Director "The Dining Room"* Copenhagen Theatre Circle
13/2013 Director "Jeg Ville Sgu Gerne Ha' Lyttet Lidt"* Teater Ord/Blindt & Københavns Musikteater
11/2012 Director "Hele Vejen Hjem"* Husets Teater- Åbent Hus
09/2012 Director "Mallorca" Med Venlig Hilsen/Bådteatret- Ubåden
10/2010 Director "Valparaiso"* University of Wisconsin Theater
04/2010 Director "Oleanna (Act 1 and 3)" University of Wisconsin-Madison
03/2010 Director "The Lady from the Sea"* University of Wisconisn Theater
12/2008 Director "First You’re Born"* University of Wisconsin Theater
05/2008 Director "Miss Firecracker Contest" Strollers Theatre
08/2005 Director "Anna, Leona, & the Lady Luck" StageQ
03/2004 Director "Balcony Scene" Bearnail Productions
07/2003 Director "Last White Family on Dorchester Road" Avila University/Mind's Eye Theatre
05/2003 Director "Writing Murder" Avila University
03/2003 Director "Naomi in the Living Room" Avila University
02/2003 Director "On Sundays" Avila University
11/2003 Director "Waiting for Godot" Avila University
09/2003 Director "True West" Avila University
11/2001 Director "Charley’s Aunt" KCK Community College
05/2001 Director "War of the Worlds" KCK Community College
11/2000 Director "Over My Shoulder" Longview Community College
05/2000 Director "Surprise! Mr. Black?" Blue Springs High School
08/1999 Director "This is a Test" Blue Springs High School

Radio Drama

06/2013 Director Hestene (afsnit #6) Akt1

Projects, Staged-readings, and Workshops

01/2015 Vocal Director "Ant Film" Center for Social Evolution
11/2013 Director "Massakre" Det Kolde Bord-Momentum
08/2013 Director ORD workshop Spoken Word Theatre/Republique
06/2013 Director "Mand Over Bord" Det Kolde Bord-Grob
03/2012 Director "Det Hvide Snit" Det Kolde Bord-Teater Huset
08/2010 Director "Feed the Bird" Edenfred/Overture Center
05/2010 Director "Bailey and Time" CTM Family Theatre
01/2010 Director "Sordid Lives" Stage Q
05/2009 Director "A Play" Madison Repertory Theatre
05/2009 Director "The Island" University Theatre
05/2009 Director "ATTENTION!" University Theatre
05/2009 Director "Life Elixer" University Theatre
05/2009 Director "Field work" University Theatre
01/2006 Director "Jesusland" Stage Q

Education

09/2008-05/2011 Master of Fine Arts in Directing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
01/2002-05/2004 Bachelor of Arts in Directing/Theatre Producing, Avila University
01/2001-12/2001 General Associate, Kansas City Kansas Community College
09/2000-12/2000 Longview Community College

Teaching

02/2016-Present Spoken Word Courses, Spoken Word Theatre
02/2016 Script analysis and scene work, Copenhagen's Film & Theatre School
01/2015 Stanislavsky system, Copenhagen's Film & Theatre School
11/2014 Acting class, The International Theatre of Malmö
02/2011-05/2011 Introduction to Acting, University of Wisconsin
09/2010-12/2010 Introduction to Directing, University of Wisconsin
01/2010-05/2010 Introduction to Acting, University of Wisconsin
09/2009-12/2009 Introduction to Directing, University of Wisconsin

Consulting

09/2014-Present Board Member Dansk ITI
08/2013-Present Board President Med Venlig Hilsen

Awards and Achievements

12/2016 Named “#1 English Language Trailblazer” CphPost
04/2015 Stipend for Spoken Word Projekt, Danish Ministry of Culture
07/2014 Pop! won Best Performance Art, Innovation in Design, Best Vocal Performance for both Performers, WorldFest 2014, USA

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Contact Info

+45 53 94 64 99

jmthomaspoulsen@gmail.com

Copenhagen, Denmark