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 modelling of new and inclusive social realities.
Watch out, Jeremy is Bad Company.
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 which premiered at World Theatre Festival 2016.
Jeremy currently teaches embodied practice and collaborative performance making at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in the Music, Dance, and Drama disciplines of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and leads physical actor training and movement direction in the Acting program.
He has also 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 regularly consults on the architecture and facilitation of collaborative projects and programs of institutional and community transformation.