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JP SCHUFFMAN
jpschuffman@gmail.com
865 210 9081

Founder and Artistic Director
The Burning Theatre
Nashville Stagecraft

Founder and Producing Director
The Silver Stage Players
The Wild Thyme Players

Technical Director
The Astoria Performing Arts Center

Director of Programming
The Sideshow Monthly Showcase

Directing Credits
The Mad King Lear, Cindy and Ella, Goon (You and Everyone Like You), The Piano Lesson, Crumble, Shore, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Buckle Up, Ramblings of a Gentleman Scumbag, Hamlet, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Last Day at W.O.R.K, Romeo and Juliet, Frank’s 75th Christmas, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Titus Andronicus, Othello, The Philadelphia, Holiday, Joe Bubba Rex, The Hobbit, Nadeena Ray Whitaker Killed Her Husband, The Groves of Academe, Words Words Words, No Exit

Playwriting Credits
Cindy and Ella, Endlessly Rocking, Being Brief, The Mad King Lear, Shore, Transformation Of, The Tale of Tinkerheart, The Last Day at W.O.R.K., Cleopatra Revisited, Zanbur, Son of Aaron, Chicken Booger, Fair Weather Framers, Ini and Ahnm, Goon

Set / Lighting Design Credits
The Flu Season, Les Miserables, The Gleaner's Song, Cyrano, Anything Goes, Time Stands Still, Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake, The Human Comedy, Steel Magnolias, Suburbia, Night Mother, The Diary of Adam and Eve

Fight Choreography Credits
She Kills Monsters, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, Three Demons, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Mad King Lear, The Hobbit, Cyrano

JP SCHUFFMAN is passionate and excitable about the things he loves. And he loves theatre. He loves writing and collaborating and directing and building stuff. He loves research and questions and working things out. He loves gaff tape and costumes and pretty pretty lights. He loves good posture, funny accents, strong choices, loud voices, coffee of all kinds, and "thank you five". He loves fight calls and green rooms, catwalks, ghostlights, "downstage left is still your left" and "lets take it back to just before you die, again". He loves first rehearsal, load in, final dress and the five second hush before the lights go up. He loves the timbre of a well tuned voice, the economy of a prefect gesture, and the occasional bit with a dog. He loves teaching because giving someone something you love is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do, and because it forces him to stretch, literally. He loves directing because its the art of telling a good story well without the audience ever knowing you were there. He loves the community, the players, the techs, the prop wizards, the crew, the seamstresses and carpenters, the audience, the students, the parents, the friends. He loves the theatre because on every show someone will discover that they are good at something they didn't even know they could do before. He loves the theatre because so much of what is good about his life has come from his participation in it.



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