Jon Ferguson

Jon Ferguson is from Durham in the Northeast of England. He trained at Middlesex University in London. Jon was named "2005 City Pages Artist of the Year". His production Please Don’t Blow Up Mr. Boban, with Live Action Set, was chosen by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as the "Outstanding Experimental Theater Production of 2005" and named "Best Stage Production" by the Minneapolis City Pages - Best of the Twin Cities 2006. Recent theatre work includes: Steinbeck’s Boat (in development) – The Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, The Brutes – A Machine Shop Minneapolis, Nice Fish - Guthrie Theater, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Red Eye Theater, Open The Pod Bay Doors Hal – Intermedia Arts, Tales From Hollywood - Guthrie Theater, The War Within / All’s Fair – The Moving Company at The Southern Theater, Time Stands Still - Guthrie Theater, A Bun for a Door Handle – Forage Modern Workshop, So Long Johnson Pillock – Forage Modern Workshop, Pinocchio – The Jon Hassler Theater, God of Carnage - Guthrie Theater, Jon was named "2005 City Pages Artist of the Year". His production Please Don’t Blow Up Mr. Boban, with Live Action Set, was chosen by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as the "Outstanding Experimental Theater Production of 2005" and named "Best Stage Production" by the Minneapolis City Pages - Best of the Twin Cities 2006. Other awards include: "Time Out London Critic’s Choice" For King Ubu at The Gate, London, "Sunday Times Ensemble Award" for Moby Dick at the NSDF Scarborough, "Best Comedy Award" for Shakespeare for Breakfast at the Victoria Fringe, “Twin Cities Daily Planet’s - Top Ten Play of 2008” for You’re My Favorite Kind of Pretty at the Southern Theater, and “City Pages - Top 10 Play of 2008" for Animal Farm at the Southern Theater. Jon has taught physical theater, clowning, and collaborative play creation throughout the UK and US, including teaching extensively for The Theatre Royal Bath, The Bristol Old Vic, Stages Theatre Company, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, The Guthrie Theater, The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, as well as teaching countless independent workshops. Upcoming Jon will be creating and directing a new work with his theatre Company Theatre Forever entitled Muy Very Authentico, which will premiere at Open Eye Figure Theater this December.

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