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 playmaker he has led the creation of over 30 original works. Recent new work: This Very Body (2012) - a dance-theatre piece for Henderson State University, Refracting Miss Julie (in development) - a dance-theatre play with Convergences Theatre Collective, DARGER (2009) - a new play based on the life and work of Henry Darger. He has also led the development of several new plays including MARCH by James Gabbe.
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 Stronger, Facing Death, The Pariah (Strindberg), Albert’s Bridge, “M” is for Moon Among Other Things (Stoppard); Rumplestiltskin, Little Red, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice (Menino/Mandel). Additional credits: Medea, Handler, 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.
Education: BA in Artistic Leadership from the University of Louisville and an MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.
Name: Jeremy Williams
Occupation: Choreographer, Director, Dramaturge, Host/presenter, Performance Coach, Playwright, Producer, Production Coordinator, Script Consultant, Stage Director, Theatre Director and Theatrical Producer
Naropa University, MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance
University of Louisville, BA Liberal Studies: Artistic Leadership