Jere Hodgin, MFA
Associate Professor of Performance
Jere is a MFA graduate in Acting and Directing from the Univ. of Georgia with over 25 years experience in professional theatre and a decade in academic theatre.
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.
has written or adapted include Castle Walk, 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 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, Wayside Theatre, and The Phoenix Theatre.
Jere currently serves as Vice-President of The National Alliance for Musical Theatre and served as NAMT's co-chair of New Works and as a member of the Festival of New Works committee.
He has been a guest director for the Missoula Writers Colony and the Phoenix Theatre's New Play Festival and 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, Actors' Equity Association, and the National Theatre Conference.
received the Perry F. Kendig Award in recognition of his
efforts to champion the arts and was named the 1999 Citizen of the Year in Roanoke, Virginia.