Jim Boerlin

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Studied acting with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen. New York theatre includes THE PLAY’S THE THING THE AMERICAN CLOCK, THE BALD SOPRANO (HB Playwrights Foundation Theatre), RUMSPRINGA at Bleecker Street Theatre,), THE MILL HAND’S LUNCH PAIL (with Charles Dutton), OUR PLAY ON THE FUTURE HAS NO NAME at La MaMa E.T.C., THE PIDGEON SISTERS (dir. Beatrice Straight), THE SMILE OF THE CARDBOARD MAN (dir. Herbert Berghof). SOPHIA EQUALS WISDOM (dir, Richard Foreman), Jeffrey Jones’ APPARITIONS at Theatre at St. Clements, and Harold Pinter’s ONE FOR THE ROAD and THE DUMB WAITER (also in Germany). Regional theatre includes: A FLEA IN HER EAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MACBETH, WAITING FOR GODOT, GASLIGHT, UNDER MILKWOOD, THE BOOR, …JOE EGG and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Directing credits include RAKUGO. THE CHILD IS THE CLAMP and I’M AFRAID OF DREAMS, THE PERFECT MAN (US Premier), ON THE VERGE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FUNNY GIRL, LADY MINDY’S, THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES FOR THE COOL and RUM & VODKA (Germany). Co-wrote and directed, EL HOMBRE PERFECTO (Mexico). TV: SECRETS (PBS), LOVE, SEX AND MARRIAGE (ABC-TV Movie), JUST POSING (IFC). Films include, SIN RETORNO, HAVANA DARKNES, FINE LINES and THE RAVEN. He was co-founder of Hoboken Theatre Company and Pittsburgh Metropolitan Theatre Company (appointed to Pennsylvania Arts Council). Teaching: Carnegie Mellon University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Adelphi University, Primary Stages Company, and Michael Chekhov Studio, where he was also Executive Director. He was co-chair of the HB Studio Artistic Council from 2004–2007, and is the Administrator of the Uta Hagen Institute at HB Studio.

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