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Jeremy Lee Cudd
Jeremy Lee Cudd started in the theatre as a musician playing drums/percussion for musical productions in the city of Atlanta, and then began acting in 1995. After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Theatre minor, Cudd worked as an actor (and teacher) in the Atlanta area for six years with award-winning companies like the Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Aurora Theatre, ArtStation, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He was also an actor and artistic associate with Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble, where he worked in many areas, including marketing, education outreach and dramaturgy.
Cudd graduated in 2007 with his Master of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University. The focus of his actor training at PSU was Meisner-based practical aesthetics. He also studied voice and Shakespeare in London, England; Film and television acting in Toronto, Ontario at the Professional Actors Lab; and Directing at Soulpepper Theatre, also in Toronto.
Before coming to Austin in the Fall of 2011, Cudd was based in Chicago for four years, where he worked regionally as an actor, director and teacher. Notable credits include: Actor in the world premiere of Rock and Roll; The Reunion Tour at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Actor in the U.S. premiere of The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Profiles Theatre.; Assistant director to Rick Snyder on the hit Chicago revival of Tracy Lett’s Killer Joe, which won three Jeff Awards and had multiple extensions at The Royal George Theatre; Director/Teaching Artist working on new play development with at-risk Chicago high school students for American Theatre Company’s Mosaic and Bridge outreach programs; Guest artist playing the title role in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus for Notre Dame University; Acting instructor and private coach at Act One Studios.
Cudd is co-producer at Plenty Humble with his partner, Quetta Carpenter. While the theatre side of Plenty Humble focused on pairing AEA actors in Chicago with new plays in development, the media production side began with his creation of the five episode web mini-series, Diary of a Job Seeker.
Cudd directs and teaches undergraduate acting at The University of Texas at Austin. He directed the undergraduate acting project productions of Carlos Murillo’s Dark Play Or Stories For Boys and Neil Labute’s Some Girls, as well as Brian Oglesby’s Or, the One with the Dogs for UTNT (UT New Theatre). He also created original music and played live percussion for The Sparrow. Cudd developed, directed and edited five episodes of an actor-focused web series, Detention, designed to provide undergraduates with experience in both development and acting in self-produced cinema.
Cudd is a member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Collier Talent. His recent acting credits include a web project with Emergent Order, a PSA with Two Shot West, a feature film - Bug by Parker Dorris- with You Say Yes! Films, and Measure for Measure at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre. He recently directed two short films with Quetta Carpenter: Rachel the Next Five Years and Hannah & Emma.