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Jeremy Sher Bio

Jeremy is a professional actor living in Chicago. He has co-founded several performance ensembles over the past 20 years, including El Trupo (Barcelona), Elastic Picnic Improv (Seattle), International Theatre Collective (Montana) and Ardeo Theatre Project (France). He has performed and trained in disciplines from classical theatre to Japanese dance, often with multi-national casts. His passion lies in devising -- a process of creating original works on one's feet in the studio. In Chicago, he has performed with The Neo-Futurists, Next Theatre, Stage Left, Redmoon Theater, and The Building Stage. Regionally, he's performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., HotCity Theatre (St. Louis) and Annex Theatre (Seattle), among others. Off-Broadway: New Victory Theatre. In Paris he worked with Brigitte Dumez dance company and Project Brûlé, creating original devised theatre and experimental works for international audiences. In 2004-2005, he devised, wrote and directed the original work "Saltwater," which toured to St. Louis, Montana, Seattle and the Canadian Fringe Festival, to critical acclaim. He has trained in Suzuki and Viewpoints with Anne Bogart and SITI Company in New York & Chicago, and has led many Suzuki training groups: Seattle, St. Louis, Paris, Chicago. He has also taught Devising, Improvisation and Movement workshops at several universities across the country.

Critical Praise for Jeremy Sher

"…forces us to consider how often we're wrong about what we are sure we know…the images are haunting."
Saint Louis Post-Dispatch

"…the humor and humanity engage our hearts while our brains are spinning like mad…hauntingly balances this life and the after-life."
KDHX radio, Saint Louis

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