Jeremy Proulx is a proud Indigenous Two-Spirit storyteller, arts-educator and multi- disciplined artist (actor / writer / dancer / filmmaker) of both Anishnabe (Ojibwe) and Haudenosaunee (Oneida) descent, originally from Turtle Island within the community of Neyaashiinigmiing, simply translated in Anishnaabemowin as “point of land surrounded on three sides by water.” His career as an actor and storyteller onstage has taken him all across Canada, USA and Europe including Brazil, United Kingdom, Poland, Macedonia, Italy, and Greece. He holds degrees in both filmmaking from York University’s B.F.A. Film & Video program and theatre from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s full-time conservatory program. When not performing, Jeremy’s other passion is working with Indigenous youth to help guide and inspire them to tell their own unique stories through the fine arts.
Select theatre credits: BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera, An Aboriginal Journey with Brecht, Miinigooweziwin…The Gift and From the Aztlan to the Zocalo (Banff Centre), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre and the National Arts Centre), William Shakespeare’s King Lear (National Arts Centre), Where the Blood Mixes (Teesri Duniya Theatre), Bent Boy (Centre for Indigenous Theatre), Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth and A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre).
International theatre credits: Red Forest (Young Vic in London, UK; Teatro Vascello in Rome, Italy and Teatro Ermanno Fabbi in Modena, Italy) for Belarus Free Theatre, the MOT International Theatre Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, the Brave Festival in Wroclaw, Poland and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for both the Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington, Indiana and the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia for which he won a BroadwayWorld.com award for Best Actor in a Play. Jeremy also portrayed the character of Lennie Small in a 2016 USA stage production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (Maples Repertory Theatre) in Macon, Missouri. He was last seen performing in the United Kingdom in 2018 in Sheffield Theatre’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on their world-renowned Crucible Stage, for which he reprised his award-winning role as Chief Bromden to great critical acclaim. Jeremy will be making his Australian stage debut this May and June 2020 at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne in association with StoreyBoard Entertainment.
Jeremy’s first written play Pane Jaagide: Everlasting Fire – A Nawash Story was workshopped and presented in September 2018. He is currently writing his second play, Fallen Feathers, about healing, reconciliation and displacement, based on the experiences and stories of missing and murdered Indigenous youth within Canada and the USA.
Chi-Miigwetch to my family and friends for their unconditional love and support throughout the years, especially to the loving memory of my beautiful ngashi/mother, Ogitcheedakwe/Yeliwah^:tu/Vicky Proulx, who touched so many lives with her unwavering spirit, love and generosity.
More information about Jeremy can be found at www.jeremy-proulx.com