Jon Greene is a director and theater maker based in New Orleans. With a background in movement his work places strong emphasis on exploring the surreal and semi-comic nature of physicality and its intrinsic link to great storytelling. His cultivated style and directorial vision aims to blend disparate styles and various genres in constant pursuit of that special place where reality is blown apart by fantasy, entertainment gives way to the expressive needs of art, and distraction bows to action.
Jon's production of Faustus for Lux Et Umbra was nominated for 6 Gambit Big Easy Theater Awards of which he was personally nominated twice; for Best Choreography and Best Direction (which he won). He was commissioned by Le Petit Theater Du Vieux Carre to write and direct two pantos "Sleeping Beauty: An American Panto," (Nominee Best New Work of Theater 2016) and "The Musicians of Bremen," (Top 10 Plays of 2016) both of which blended traditional elements of the classically Slapstick British form with American sensibilities and currently relevant morals. As a director of new work he directed The Spider Queen, a high concept fantasy co-production between The Nola Project and The New Orleans Museum of Art and attended by over 2400 people at the Museum's renowned Besthoff Sculpture Garden. He most recently directed and produced the Regional Premier of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: a post-electric play to great success.
Jon has worked in Italy, Singapore, and here in The United States. He has developed, directed, and performed his work at The Old Marquer, Le Petit Theater Du Vieux Carre, The Vineyard Playhouse (MA), The Open Eye Figure Theater (MN), Mary's Cabaret (IL), The Indianapolis Fringe Festival (IN), and Center Stage Productions (Singapore). He has also collaborated with Lux Et Umbra, In Good Company, Mondo Bizarro, Artspot Productions, The Nola Project, and The Bricklayers. He received his BFA from Boston University's School for the Arts and trained with Maestro and Mask Maker Antonio Fava in Reggio Emillia Italy.
....and he made that jacket.
Fall 2017 - Mr Burns: A Post- Electric Play for Rockfire Theater and The Radical Buffoon(s)