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Jesse Geiger

Websitewww.jessegeiger.com
 
Theater Credits
DIRECTING             
Production   Playwright     Company     Year
Syd Arthur   Kenny Finkle     Keen Company (Keen Teens)     2014
queerSpawn   Mallery Avidon     HERE Arts Center/A Collection of Shiny Objects     2013
Epistrophy*   Zell Williams     Beer Plays     2012
Seafarewell*   Mona Monsour     The Ghostlights     2011
The Servant of Two Masters   Goldoni     SUNY Brockport     2011
Darling: The Concert Version   Book by Jesse Geiger, Music and Lyrics by Nathan Leigh     Ars Nova/A Collection of Shiny Objects     2011
Introducing Molly Pope   Robby Sandler and Molly Pope     Ars Nova/The Adelaide Cabaret Festival     2011
The Misanthrope   Moliere     Long Island University     2010
Fan-Boy   Megan Sass     Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival     2010
Thornwilde (World Premiere)   Sarah Harburg-Petrich     Fordham University     2010
Military 4 Play (world premiere)   Sheri Graubert     The Hangar Theatre     2009
Busytown   Book & Lyrics by Kevin Kling/Music & Lyrics by Michael Koemer     The Hangar Theatre     2009
The Bacchae   Euripides     The Hangar Theatre     2009
The Strangler (world premiere)   Joe Waechter     Brown New Plays Festival     2009
Full Circle   Charles Mee     Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium     2008
Full Circle   Charles Mee     Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium     2008
The Learned Ladies   Moliere     Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium     2008
Grand Motherland (world premiere)   Dipika Guha     Brown New Plays Festival     2008
The Gentleman Caller (world premiere)   Ann Marie Healy     The Empire Street Laboratory/Perishable Theatre     2007
Angels in America: Perestroika   Tony Kushner     Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium     2007
Angels in America: Perestroika   Tony Kushner     Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium     2007
Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play (world premiere)    Emily Schwartz     The Strange Tree Group     2006
New Kid   Dennis Foon     Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences     2005
Samuel The Fourth (world premiere)   Maria Ferrari     Dramatics NYC     2004
As You Like It   William Shakespeare     Delaware Shakespeare Festival     2004
Cyrano   Edmond Rostand (Adpt. by Jo Roets)     Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences     2004
Curse of the Starving Class   Sam Shepard     Dramatics NYC     2003
Ugly City Game (world premiere)   Maria Ferrari     Bailiwick Theatre     2002
Haroun and the Sea of Stories   Salman Rushie (Adpt. by Tim Supple)      Northwestern University     2000
A Perfect Ganesh   Terrence McNally     Northwestern University     1999
STAGED READINGS/DEVELOPMENTAL             
2014-15 Issues Project Lab (working title #yesallwomen)        Naked Angels     2014
Not Working   Mallery Avidon     Naked Angels     2014
Sex Tips for Straight Women From A Gay Man   Jim Brochu & Matt Murphy     Matt Murphy Productions     2012
queerSpawn   Mallery Avidon     A Collection of Shiny Objects     2012
The Herculine/Caster Project   Jordan Seavey/Conception by Jesse Geiger     A Collection of Shiny Objects/The Drama League     2010
Goods and Services   Greg Moss     A Collection of Shiny Objects/SPACE on Ryder Farm     2011
The Herculine/Caster Project   Jordan Seavey/Conception by Jesse Geiger     A Collection of Shiny Objects/The Drama League     2010
The Naked Side of Grace   Book and Lyrics by Lucille Baker Scott, Music by Mike Milazzo and Monica Rodriguez     Theatre for a New City     2010
Early Days   Mona Mansour     EWG @ The Public Theater/NYSF     2009
SCHWARZ! (Hansel und Gretel)    J Julian Christopher     EWG @ The Public Theater/NYSF     2009
The Hand-Held Saint   Emily Schwartz     Metropolis Performing Arts Center     2005
Saint Jude and the Hopeless Cause   Shayne Kennedy     Metropolis Performing Arts Center     2006
The Hand-Held Saint   Emily Schwartz     Metropolis Performing Arts Center     2005
 
Other Credits
ASSISTANT DIRECTING             
Pride & Prejudice   Dir. Libby Appel     Oregon Shakespeare Festival     2010
All The King's Men   Dir. Brian McEleney     Trinity Repertory Company     2007
How To Save the World and Find True Love   Dir. David Bell     NJNG Productions     2004
I Am My Own Wife   Dir. Moises Kaufman     About Face Theatre     2003
I Just Stopped By To See The Man   Dir. Randall Arney     Steppenwolf Theatre     2002
The Price   Dir. David Cromer     Writers' Theatre     2002
The Gamester   Dir. Michael Halberstam     Northlight Theatre     2001
RELATED EXPERIENCE             
Co-Artistic Director        A Collection of Shiny Objects     www.collectshinyobjects.org
Adjunct Faculty        Marymount Manhattan     
Resident Director   2014-15 Issues Project Lab     Naked Angels     
Lab Company Producer        The Hangar Theatre     2009
Artistic Assistant        Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival     2008
Associate Artistic Director        Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences     2003-2006
Producer/Director        Dramatics NYC     2002-2005
Programming Apprentice        The New Victory Theatre     
 
Education and Training
M.F.A. in Directing, Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium, 2009

B.S. in Theatre w/ Certificate in Music Theatre Performance, Northwestern University, 2001

Additional Training:
500 Clown: Risk, Play, Relationship 2005
8th Annual LaMaMa INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR DIRECTORS
 
Awards and Recognition
Production of QUEERSPAWN received an honorable mention in The Advocate's Best New York Theater of 2013.
2014 Rough Draft Residency
2013 Hillsdale-Brook Residency
2011 Geva Theatre Center Directing Fellowship
2010 Drama League New Directors New Works Seed Grant
Production of FAN BOY chosen as finalist in the 2010 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
2009 Drama League Directing Fellow
2010 Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Assistantship
Finalist - 2010 SDC Sir John Gielgud Fellowship
Production of FUNERAL WEDDING chosen for Chicago Tribune's best of "On the Fringe" 2006
Production of New Kid selected for the 2005 Chicago Childrens' Humanities Festical.