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| Jerry was stage-struck performing in a seventh
grade one-act. He picked up the stage bug again in high school even
to the sacrifice of his wrestling career (13 losses, of which 10 were
pins). In 1977, he stumbled upon the Hayes-Marshal School of Theatre
Arts in Portland. With the Lecoq-based school Jerry was to drawn to
theatre's physical aspects Jerry has designed and directed the following
at Imago Theater - Phoenicians in the House, Samuel's
Major Problems, Symphony of Rats, Half
Light, Dead End Ed, No Exit,
Blood Wedding Blood Wedding and The Imaginary Invalid.
He has staged work for Portland Center Stage, The Portland Opera,
and The Oregon Symphony as choreographer, puppet play designer, and
writer/director. His excursions into experimental work led to his
direction and design of two Richard Foreman plays - Samuel's Major
Problems and Symphony of Rats. His commissions include
Macy's Passort '95 in San Francisco, The Vancouver School for Arts
and Academics, and Jefferson High School. Jerry has been recipient
of Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships, The Portland Civic Theater
Fellowship and Drammy Awards for Best Actor, Best Set, Best Choreography
and Best Original Play.
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