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Jason Bohon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
262 Fine Arts Center

Jason Bohon is a New York-based director, actor, and theatre-maker. His artistic work has taken him from New York to London, Paris, Athens, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Brussels, and Bangkok. As an ensemble member of Split Knuckle Theatre, he currently serves as the Producing Director, managing regional tours and university residencies, which have included the Long Wharf Theater, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and the Red House Theater. He also works as an actor and director on the development of Split Knuckle's new work. Split Knuckle was highlighted in the American Theatre Magazine article "The Americans Are Coming" in May 2012.

Regionally, he has worked with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, American Globe Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Children's Theatre Company, Shakespeare and Company, and the Kanasas City Repertory Theatre. He is also a Resident Director with New Players Company, a professional theatre company in residence at Ridgewood High School.

Before coming to Drake, Jason served as a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Missouri, where he taught acting and movement courses, served as Acting Coach for Elmer Rice's Street Scene, worked as fight choreographer for Ira Levin's Deathtrap, and supervised the Studio Theatre One-Acts. He holds an MFA in Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Arts, and a BFA in Acting and Directing and a BA in English Literature from the University of Central Missouri. He has also taught at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, University of South Dakota, Texas A&M University, Wells College, Albright College, and the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.

Jason directed Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire at Drake in the spring of 2014, and will direct George Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear in the spring of 2015.

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