Jonathan Cole

Theatre Department Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre
Specialty: Theatre History, Directing, Acting, Stage Combat

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Contact Information

Address
PLH 203
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
U.S.A.
Phone
503-375-5305
 

Jonathan is a director and fight director. He is a Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) Fight Director and Certified Teacher, and serves as one of three members of the SAFD Theatrical Firearms Safety Committee. He is a full member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (Director/Choreographer), and is a Resident Artist and the Resident Fight Choreographer at Artists Repertory Theatre (LORT).

He holds a black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu from the Salem Budokai under Bob Parksion and Al Elfstrom, and also holds rank in Aikido and Judo.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, emphasis in directing pedagogy, University of Oregon
  • M.S. in Theatre Arts, emphasis in acting pedagogy, University of Oregon
  • B.A. in Theatre, B.A. in Music, Dickinson State University

Productions & Performances

Willamette University Theatre
  • A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter. 2021. Director
  • Dead City, by Shiela Callaghan. 2018. Director.
  • Burn This, by Lanford Wilson. 2018. Director.
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. 2017. Director and Fight Choreographer.
  • bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles Mee. 2015. Director.
Regional & Local productions
  • Indecent, directed by Josh Hecht. Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR, 2020. Fight Director.
  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, directed by Luan Schooler and Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director, Movement Consultant.
  • La Ruta, directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director, Special Effects.
  • 1984, directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director, Special Effects.
  • The Revolutionists, directed by Lava Alapai Artists. Repertory Theatre 2019. Movement Director.
  • Wolf Play, directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director.
  • Robin Hood, directed by David Smith-English. Clackamas Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director.
  • Teenage Dickdirected by Josh Hecht. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019. Fight Director, Special Effects.
 More production credits
  • Skeleton Crew, directed by Bill Earl Ray. Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR. 2018. Fight Choreographer.
  • The Thanksgiving Play (world premiere), directed by Luan Schooler. Artists Repertory Theatre. 2018. Fight Choreographer.
  • Magellanica (world premiere), directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre. 2018. Fight Choreographer and Movement Direction.
  • Uncle Vanya, directed by Cristi Miles. Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble. 2018.
  • The Happiest Song Plays Last, directed by J. Hecht. Profile Theatre, Portland, OR. 2017. Firearms Consultant.
  • An Octoroon, directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre. 2017. Fight Choreographer.
  • The Talented Ones (world premiere), directed by Jane Unger. Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR, 2017. Fight Choreographer.
  • Feathers and Teeth (Northwest premiere), directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2017. Fight Choreographer.
Conference Presentations
  • “Staging Intimacy, the Chicago Theatre Standards, University Policy, and You.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2019.
  • “On The Presentation of the Real in Stage Violence.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2017.
  • “Racial Violence and Actor Safety: Convention-al Approaches to the Tropes of Violence in Drury’s We Are Proud to Present...” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2016.
Willamette University

Theatre

Address
M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6222

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