Jamie Van Camp
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  • Placerville, CA
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Theatre Devisor/Director/performer
A huge proponent of Ensemble Devised Physical Theatre and the exploration of comedy and all things absurd. Jamie is a graduate of the Dell ‘Arte International 3-year MFA program in ’09 with a previous 2-year study of Physical theatre and improv training in Vancouver, Canada, Jamie has been working primarily as a free-lance theatre maker and director. Jamie’s thesis project, “It’s Only Temporary” (which he wrote and directed), was invited to represent Dell ‘Arte at the Network of Ensemble Theatre Festival in SF, where he also showed it at the Brava theatre to a full house. Recently he performed as Achilles in the Inferno Theatre’s production of The Illiad in Berkeley. He assisted David Harris, professor of Folsom Lake College, with a production of Around The World In 80 Days where he helped choreograph the movements and train the actors in a version where the cast of "extras" represented all the modes of transportation and various city environments with only their bodies. Jamie’s directing credits include "A Dream Play" and "Ubu Roi" at the University of Agder in Kristiansand,Norway. He and his performance partner Evan Johnson have devised a touring free comedy show entitled “Hello Show” that goes into small towns with little to no theatre. His highlights as a devisor include helping the Detroit based company Hinterlands devise "The Dead Road", a western extravaganza, where it was premiered in Toronto at the Cooking Fire Theatre Festival. He also assisted a group of local High School students, under the direction of Paul Tomei, in the creation of "Pennarum", an original adaptation of Cupid’s story, to take to the Edinburgh festival in Scotland. Currently Jamie has been asked to direct "King Stag" an adapted version of the Commedia Dell'Arte play written by Carlo Gozzi. Based in Placerville, California Jamie spends his time running theatre workshops and investigating how small town theatre can find its place in exciting community involvement.

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