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Biography

Jeremy Aluma is a critically acclaimed and multi award-winning theatre director and producer. He founded the internationally touring clown troupe, Four Clowns, where he has served as artistic director for the past seven years. Credits include: Abraham & Isaac (MuBe Cultural Theatre, São Paulo, Brazil); Four Clowns (La MaMa, NYC); Pinocchio and Robin Hood (South Coast Repertory); Sublimity (Theatre Row, NYC); Lunatics & Actors (Shakespeare Center, LA); Henry’s Potato (REDCAT, LA); Beyond Dark (Odyssey Theater, LA); Jonah (Annenberg, Santa Monica); Crumble (Sacred Fools, LA); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Urban Theatre Movement, LA); and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Alive Theatre, Long Beach). Nationally, he has directed productions at Chopin Theatre (Chicago); Gremlin Theatre (St. Paul, MN); Exit Theatre (San Francisco); Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis); Space 55 (Phoenix); and Insurgo Theater Movement (Las Vegas) amongst others. He is the recipient of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Exchange International Grant, the City of Santa Monica, Annenberg Community Beach House Residency, and the Long Beach Arts Council Community Project Grant. Since graduating Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Directing, Aluma has attended prestigious training programs such as, the Master Conservatory program in Bali, Indonesia; Director’s Lab West; and The Actor’s Center in NYC. He continues to teach and take classes at The Clown School and will be pursuing his MFA in Directing beginning in the fall of 2016. 

Theatre Directing Reel

Awards & Nominations

  • 2010-2015
    Four Clowns
    2012 Hollywood Fringe Nomination – Best Comedy

    2011 Ovation Recommendation

    2011 San Francisco Fringe Award – Best of the Fringe

    2011 Minnesota Fringe Encore Performance Invitation

    2010 Hollywood Fringe Award – Best in Physical Theatre

    2010 Hollywood Fringe Nomination – World Premiere

    2010 Bitter Lemons Nomination – Outrageous Theatre

  • 2015
    The Halfwits' Last Hurrah
    2015 Hollywood Fringe Award - Best in Physical Theatre

    2015 Octavio Carlin Award - Best Costume Design

    2015 Orgasmico Theatre Award - Best Performance

    2015 Hollywood Fringe Nomination - World Premiere

    2015 Robot Teammate Nomination

  • 2013
    Theatre in the Dark
    2013 LA Weekly Nomination - Best Director of Short Play
  • 2013
    Sublimity
    2013 United Solo Festival Award – Best Satire
  • 2012
    That Beautiful Laugh
    2012 Hollywood Fringe Award – Best in Physical Theatre

    2012 Ticket Holder Award – Best Special Event

    2012 Bitter Lemons Nomination – Outrageous Theatre

    2012 Bitter Lemons Nomination – Family Theatre

  • 2011
    Four Clowns: Romeo + Juliet
    2011 Hollywood Fringe Award – Top of the Fringe

    2011 Hollywood Fringe Award – Best World Premiere

    2011 Hollywood Fringe Award – Best in Physical Theatre

    2011 Bitter Lemons Nomination – Outrageous Theatre

  • 2010
    The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
    2010 Bitter Lemons Top Ten Revival Productions
  • 2010
    Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
    2010 Geoffrey Award Nomination – Best Direction

    2010 Geoffrey Award for Best Actress – Joanna Churgin

  • 2009
    In Arabia We’d All Be Kings
    2009 Venerable Grunion Award - Best Direction of a Play
  • 2007-2008
    Ubu The Shit!
    2008 Garland Honorable Mention – Best Adaptation

    2007 Ticket Holder Nomination – Best Adaptation

    2007 Ticket Holder Nomination – New Discovery