Jeremy Neideck is a performance maker and academic who has worked between Australia and Korea for almost two decades, investigating the interweaving of cultures in performance; the intersection of queer identities and theories in performance; and the modeling of new and inclusive social realities.

A whit man in his late-30s is smiling in the sunlight in front of green trees. His head is shaved, his ears are pierced, and he wears a grey denim jacket.

The recipient of scholarships from Aphids, Australia-Korea Foundation, Asialink, and Brisbane City Council, Jeremy has undertaken residencies at The National Art Studio of Korea, The National Changgeuk Company of Korea, and The Necessary Stage (Singapore).

Jeremy’s theatre work 지하 Underground, co-written with Nathan Stoneham for Motherboard Productions, was nominated for a Matilda Award and sold-out its seasons at Metro Arts, Brisbane Festival, World Theatre Festival, and the 2014 HiSeoul Festival. The feature film adaptation is currently on the development slate for Screen Queensland and SBS.

His experimental dance theatre work Deluge: 물의기억 premiered at the Brisbane Festival in 2014, and toured the Seoul International Dance Festival enjoying a return season at the Namsan Drama Center in 2015. Jeremy’s work 심청: Daughter Overboard was a reimagination of the traditional Korean tale of Shimchong that combined pansori, poetry, and political satire in a work of physical theatre that premiered at World Theatre Festival 2016.

Jeremy is the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University in Boorloo (Perth). Previous to this appointment, Jeremy led physical actor training and movement direction in the Acting program at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Meanjin (Brisbane) where he also taught embodied practice and collaborative performance making in the Music, Dance, and Drama disciplines of the Bachelor of Fine Arts for a decade.

He has lectured and tutored in the areas of contemporary performance theory, postdramatic theatre, queer identity in performance, intercultural studies, the history of Japanese theatre, Korean performance traditions, independent theatre production, event and festival production, directing, professional practice for actors, and acting in the digital space.

Jeremy is the co-convenor of the Queer Futures Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, and his latest research project Fabulous Heroes has recently been awarded pilot funding by the ECU EMCR Grant Scheme.

Jeremy also regularly consults on the architecture and facilitation of collaborative projects and programs of institutional and community transformation.

Watch out, Jeremy is Bad Company.

You can also find me on Mastodon.