Jeremy Aluma is an award-winning, Jewish-American theatre director and producer of Iraqi descent. He founded the internationally touring clown troupe, Four Clowns and served as artistic director during the first 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 is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University.