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Jeremy Ohringer is a Chicago-based theatre director, professor, and teaching artist. He loves adapting and reinvigorating classes, working with playwrights, and devising performance. He seeks to use theatre as an opportunity to create community, inspire wonder, and invite hope.


He is currently an Assistant Professor at North Central College and an adjunct at DePaul University.  In higher education, he has taught classes in acting and performance, directing, theatre history as well as the business of theatre. 


He holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Boston University where he directed Horizon line: A Tale Inspired by Homer's Odyssey (which he also wrote), Tony Kushner's Angels In America: Perestroika,  These Three Sisters: Inspired by Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and Of Blood and Dirt: An Adaptation of Homer's Iliad.


Other projects include milkwhite with The Kinematics, Sad Songs for Bad People with Rough House, a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind's play, Spring Awakening with Fearless Theatre, Who Rowed Across Oceans with Lost Compass Collective, which was presented in both Chicago and at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl, and Salve Regina, which toured the country and garnered Javier Rivera a best actor award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC.


Jeremy was the Youth Company Director at Chicago Youth Shakespeare from 2013 – 2016 where he directed teens in A Midsummer Night’s DreamMacbethAs You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and The Comedy of Errors


As an educator, Jeremy has worked with Steppenwolf, Writer's Theatre, Northlight, Lookingglass, American Theater Company, Global Voices Initiative, Actors Training Center, Shattered Globe, Emerald City, CO/LAB, Parker Plus, Boston University's Summer Theatre Institute as well as the National High School Institute “Cherubs” program at Northwestern University. 


As an assistant director, he worked with Halena Kays on Comfortable ShoesPOP WAITS and  Endgame, Vanessa Stalling on Amelia Earhart,  and Kimberly Senior on 4,000 Miles.

In 2015, Jeremy gave a TEDx talk at Hamilton College where he spoke about theater and Limits. To view the talk click here.

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