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Jeremy Williams is a director, choreographer, and playmaker. Working with a highly theatrical sensibility, Williams creates within a large range of genres and styles through compelling storytelling, heightened sensory entertainment, and a great love for old fashioned showmanship centered around powerful physical performance.

As a director and choreographer he has staged traditional plays, musicals, and concert dance in New York, regional theatre, and for universities. He is a frequent director/choreographer for the NYC-based Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Plays/musicals include The StrongerFacing DeathThe Pariah (Strindberg), Albert’s Bridge“M” is for Moon Among Other Things (Stoppard); RumplestiltskinLittle Red, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice (Menino/Mandel). Additional credits: MedeaHandler, and Miss Saigon. Williams choreography has also been performed by Vanessa DeMornay at National Entertainer of the Year (2010 winner) and Miss Gay USofA as well as other cabaret and performance artists in NYC and around the US.

Jeremy Williams

Specializing in the Creation of New Works

MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance –Naropa University

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Artistic Leadership

Founding Director of Convergences Theatre Collective (2008-present); a national network of contemporary theatre artists and innovative teachers. Performance and pedagogy labs with practice, dialogue, and collaboration to pose questions about creation/revision of work and training.

Associate Producer for Naropa University’s MFA department (2007-08).

Resident Director/Choreographer/Playwright for the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre Festival of Plays (2003-2007). Original works include It’s Just So(2003), Journey(2004), Everyone’s A Critic(2004), Da Boids(2005), The Price of Freedom(2005), Twilight/Starlight(2006), The Dream(2006), The Girls of the Pietá (2007), Phantasmagoria (2007).

Founding Artistic Director of Rhythms of Life Dance Company (2002-2005).

New York Theatre and Dance

Refracting Miss JulieDirector/Choreographer/Co-creatorOne Arm Red
Uncle VodkaDirector/Co-creatorMabou Mines/PS 122
MARCH (staged reading)DirectorVineyard Theatre
MARCH (staged reading)DirectorPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
DargerDirector/Co-CreatorCTC/Stage Left Studios
Yellow WallpaperAss't Dir/ChoreographerThe Culture Project/Women Center Stage
Strindberg Shorts: Facing Death, The Pariah, The Stronger DirectorPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
Albert's Bridge & "M" is for MoonDirectorPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
RumplestiltskinDirector/ChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
The Toy Maker's ApprenticeDirector/ChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
The Emperor's New ClothesDirector/ChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
Little Red Riding HoodDirector/ChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
Songs in the Key of GigglesChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
The Three Little PigsChoreographerPhoenix Theatre Ensemble
Maybe, TomorrowDirectorHip Obscurity/The Producers Club
Curious FishAss't Dir/ChoreographerKanButoh

Regional Theatre and Dance

SnapshotsChoreographerActors Theatre of Louisville - Humana FestivalLouisville, KY
Executive DanceChoreographerActors Theatre of LouisvilleLouisville, KY
HandlerDirectorDragonFly Arts/The Dairy Center for the ArtsBoulder, CO
‡Three SistersDirectorBoulder International Fringe FestivalBoulder, CO
Counter ThrustCo-Dir/ChoreographerBoulder International Fringe FestivalBoulder, CO
Magdalene, Woman of LightChoreographerDenver Civic TheatreDenver, CO
†Harriet TubmanDirectorArkansas Arts Center (tour)Little Rock, AR
†African TalesDirector/ChoreographerArkansas Arts CenterLittle Rock, AR
†Off The WallDirector/ChoreographerArkansas Arts CenterLittle Rock, AR
Miss SaigonChoreographerThe Weekend TheatreLittle Rock, AR
EvitaChoreographerThe Weekend TheatreLittle Rock, AR
I Am Not What I AmDirector/ChoreographerNaropa University – MFA ProgramBoulder, CO
InannaDirector/ChoreographerNaropa Univ./Convergences Theatre CollectiveBoulder, CO
†Sea StormDirector/ChoreographerUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville, KY
‡MedeaAssoc. Dir./ChoreographerUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville, KY
Vinegar TomChoreographerUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville, KY
†Patriot Art 2004ChoreographerRhythms of Life Dance CompanyLouisville, KY
†TouchedChoreographerRhythms of Life Dance CompanyLouisville, KY
†The BeginningChoreographerRhythms of Life Dance CompanyLouisville, KY
†Myth!ChoreographerRhythms of Life Dance CompanyLouisville, KY
Guys and DollsChoreographerThe Hammel Playhouse/Camp ChipinawSwan Lake, NY
West Side StoryChoreographerThe Hammel Playhouse/Camp ChipinawSwan Lake, NY
Vanya Solo (workshop)DirectorCTC/Salem State University Salem, MA
Ghosts of TroyGuest Artist: story development, contributing choreographerSalem State UniversitySalem, MA
†This Very BodyDirector/ChoreographerHenderson State UniversityArkadelphia, AR

† Original work Conceived and Created by Jeremy Williams
‡ New Adaptation for performance

Cabaret, Variety, and Burlesque

Glitter in the Air*ChoreographerNational Entertainer of the Year (2010)/Brown TheatreAerial & Jazz dance
SkyChoreographerNational Entertainer of the Year (2009)/The Palace TheatreAerial & Contemporary dance
Bag LadyChoreographer Lannie's Clock Tower Cabarettraditional burlesque performance
Hootenanny ChoreographerMiss Kentucky Pride Festival (2006)Drag variety show
Miss Black U of LChoreographerUniversity of Louisville (2003 & 2004)Opening hip-hop number with all contestants
The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasChoreographerBowler's ClassicDrag production number

* Winner of the 2010 National Entertainer of the Year

** Winner of the 2006 Miss KPF

MFA Production & Thesis: Naropa University

*Nina LacunaDirector/Co-CreatorLeigh Fondakowski, Faculty Mentor
*LMDirector/Co-CreatorSteve Wangh & Erika Berland, Faculty Mentors
BeckettButohAssistant Director/ChoreographerKatsura Kan, Guest Director/Choreographer
DoverAssistant DirectorMoises Kaufman, Guest Director
Irreversible PoeticsCo-Creator/Director/PerformerLeigh Fondakowski, Faculty Mentor
Theatre as Dance, Dance as TheatreContributing Choreographer/PerformerDaniel Safer, Guest Director/Choreographer
Viewpoints ShowcaseContributing Choreographer/PerformerWendell Beavers, Faculty Director
CollisionContributing Choreographer/PerformerDaniel Safer, Guest Director/Choreographer

* Thesis Production

Graduate Training

Meditation, Contemplative Dance, Buddhist Lineage: Barbara Dilly, Erika Berland
Viewpoints: Wendell Beavers, Barney O’Hanlon, & Leon Ingulsrud (SITI CO)
Choreography, Composition: Wendell Beavers, Daniel Saffer, Barney O’Hanlon & Leon Ingulsrud (SITI CO)
Somatics/Developmental Movement: Wendell Beavers, Erika Berland
Psycho-Physical Acting, Scene Study: Erica Berg, Daniel Saffer
Roy Heart Voice: Ethie Friend, Carol Mendelson (Roy Heart Theatre, France)
Shakespeare: Steve Wangh & Ethie Friend
Moment Work: Moises Kaufman & Leigh Fondakowski (Tectonic Theatre)
Butoh: Katsura Kan
Suzuki: Barney O’Hanlon & Leon Ingulsrud (SITI CO)

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