Jere Hodgin, current Artistic Director of Idaho Repertory Theatre and professor at the University of Idaho, will direct.
BILLION DOLLAR BABY by Julie Jensen was given a workshop production by Idaho Repertory Theatre
andUniversity of Idaho in Moscow, ID, February, 2007, directed by Jere Hodgin
, starring Patty Duke.
This is also the fifth play of hers to be directed by Jere Hodgin
, although his
first at SLAC
...JERE HODGIN (Director) is an MFA graduate in Acting and Directing from the University of Georgia with over 20 years experience in professional theatre and 10 years experience in academic theatre.He
has produced over 200 productions, many of which were new and premiere works, and his
directing career includes more than 175 plays, operas, and musicals.Scripts he
has written and adapted include CASTLEWALK, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (two versions-musical and non-musical), THE SHINIEST ROCK OF ALL, and THE CHRISTMAS CUP.For 20 years he was the Producing Artistic Director of Mill Mountain Theatre where he founded the nationally recognized Norfolk Southern New Play Festival.Jere served as Artistic Director and Co-Producer of Highlands Playhouse in NC and has directed at numerous theatres including Walnut Street Theatre, The Barter Theatre, and Wayside Theatre.He
has directed at Shenandoah Playwright's Retreat, Missoula Writer's Colony, and The Phoenix Theatre New Play Festival.He has served as a National Endowment for the Arts site visitor and has been a member of the NEA Creativity Panel multiple years.He has also been a regional panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, as well as theatre panelist for the SC and NC Arts Councils.Jere is a past president of the Southeastern Theatre Conference where he also chaired the Playwriting Committee.He currently serves as Vice-President of the board of The National Alliance for Musical Theatre for which he has been co-chair of New Works and member of the Festival of New Works committee.He has been a reader and judge for numerous national new play contests and competitions.He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actor's Equity Association, Theatre Communications Group and the National Theatre Conference.He
received the Perry F. Kendig Award in recognition of his
efforts to champion the arts in Southwestern Virginia and was named the 1999 Citizen of the Year in Roanoke, Virginia.Jere is currently a professor at University of Idahoand Artistic Director of Idaho Repertory Theatre.
...DIRECTOR Jere Hodgin