Acting/Directing

Jarod HansonMy Philosophy

I believe that truly great theatre artists merge the skill sets of the Actor, Playwright, and Director, using a common vocabulary to shape and hone stortytelling, regardless of their role in the creative process. My work as an actor is informed not only by my instincts and craft from an acting perspective, but also from the dramaturgical, spatial, linguistic, and analytical perspectives of the playwright and director. Likewise, I approach directing with a strong sensibility of what the actor needs. Every contribution I make to the creative or collaborative process is three-dimensional.


Works (Edited)

Sleepwalkers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; The O’Shaughnessy Theatre, St. Paul, MN

The Human Show, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis; Central College, Pella, Iowa; CosFest, Reus, Spain

American Safari, Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis

Cyclopedia, Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, NY; Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore, MN; The Off Broadway Theatre, Kansas City, MO

In Search of Tonto Blue, Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, NY; Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD; 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA

Pulling Strings, Orange County Theatre, Middletown, NY; NACL, Highland Lake, NY

Insula, Montclair State University Residency, Montclair, NJ (KCACTF festival award winning production)

HEADSHOT!, Viterbo University Residency, La Crosse, WI; Barcelona, Spain; NACL Highland Lake, NY; Millikin University Residency, Decatur, IL

Overtime: Men at Work, Proctor’s Underground Theatre, Schenectady, NY

Putin On Ice (that isn’t the real title of this show), Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, MD (Movement Director)