As a New York City based director, Jeremy has directed at Second Stage, MCC, Amas, WPA, Joe’s Pub, The Westside Arts, The Promenade, The Variety Arts, The Century, Actor’s Playhouse, Soho Playhouse, Zipper, etc. His productions have received several Lortel and Drama Desk nominations, and The New York Times has described his directing as “Adroit, Canny, Comic, Funny, Gleeful, Ingenious, and at Double Espresso Speed”.
Jeremy has directed at all of the major New York festivals, including NYMF, SPF and the Fringe, where his productions have received multiple festival awards including, most recently, the NYMF award for exceptional direction. Regionally, Jeremy has directed at The Old Globe, Barrington Stage, North Shore, The O’Neill, New York Stage And Film, Goodspeed and The Village Theatre.
His adaptation of Curious George and his productions of The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Virtually Me and Paul Revere tour the country with Theatreworks USA.
Jeremy is a seven time published playwright whose plays have been described by The New York Times as “Delightfully Theatrical, A Gleeful Romp, and Stylishly Daffy”. His plays have been produced across the country, and in New York most notably at the Atlantic and Vineyard theatres.
Jeremy began his career as the founder and Artistic Director of the aesthetically innovative adobe theatre company which he ran for thirteen years, and where he directed and/or produced over twenty productions. adobe moved several shows Off-Broadway and was called “One of the canniest theatre companies anywhere in town” by The New York Times who went on to conclude that adobe’s work “often seems as crisp an a freshly ironed shirt” due to “acting based on a mathematical precision of detail and a restrained stagecraft.”
Since adobe, Jeremy has served as an Artistic Associate at Second Stage, and recently he co-founded Midtown Direct Rep, a theatre company in Maplewood, NJ, where he lives, dedicated to bringing the Broadway talents of his community to his community.
As a teacher, Jeremy currently serves on the faculty of NYU. He has taught playwriting, directing and acting at Juilliard, The National Theatre Institute, the New York Film Academy, Fordham, Washington Irving High School, and in Prague through Western Michigan University. Jeremy is a member of the Dramatists Guild and SDC. He is represented by Paradigm. www.jeremydobrish.com