MFA, Directing, Northwestern University
BA, Theatre Arts, Winona State University
BA, Psychology, Winona State University
Jeffrey is a theatre-maker and co-founder of Project: Project, where he co-created & directed immersive events, adaptations, and documentary-style performances including How May I Connect You? (Or, Scenes in the Key of D:\). From 2010-12 he served as Community Outreach Director for the Plays for Presidents Festival, connecting and producing 46 productions of the play 44 Plays for 44 Presidents across the United States. He has recently completed his course work towards an MFA in Directing at Northwestern University, where he directed O GURU GURU GURU…, Crime and Punishment, and Twelfth Night.
Favorite directing credits include: Theatre for Two: The Wedding Party, Imagination (Actors Theatre of Louisville), T: An MBTA Musical (American Repertory Theatre’s Club Oberon) 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Bad Habit Productions), Shiver: A Fairytale of Anxious Proportions (Project: Project), and bobraushenbergamerica (National High School Institute). He has trained with Dell’Arte International, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Double Edge Theatre, ImprovBoston, Augusto Boal, Giovanni Fusetti, Liz Lerman, Dominique Serrand, and the inmates from Shakespeare Behind Bars.
Jeffrey is dedicated to ensemble-based theatre making and explores how it is made and paid for with his podcast From the Ground Up. @FTGUPod