Jeremy Proulx is of Anishnabek (Ojibwe) and Haudenosaunee (Oneida) descent and has been a multi-disciplined artist (actor, writer, dancer and filmmaker) for the past 15 years. He holds a B.F.A. with Honours in Film & Video from York University and was one of the very first students to graduate from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s (CIT) full-time program Indigenous Theatre School. Currently, Jeremy is pursuing a Masters in Indigenous Education from Queen's University with a focus on Indigenous theatre and storytelling as tools for decolonizing, healing and transforming First Nation communities. For the past 7 years he has worked across Canada as an Artist-Educator in various native communities, teaching and empowering at-risk Indigenous youth to become the future leaders of tomorrow through arts-based education, theatre and storytelling.
As a performer some of Jeremy’s theatre credits include BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera, An Aboriginal Journey with Brecht, From the Aztlan to the Zocalo and Miinigooweziwin…The Gift all performed at the Banff Centre in Alberta, SONGS: A Celebration in Dance and The Witch of Niagara for the Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT) and the staged readings of The Daphne Odjig Artshow, Urban Hymns in the Dark, Medicine Boy, Hoofs, Aluasa’sit, Crazy Dave Goes To Town, Awowakii and Waka Ciiman (Tawata Productions) all for Native Earth Performing Arts (NEPA) annual Weesageechak Festival and the 40th anniversary revival of The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, a co-production between Western Canada Theatre in British Columbia and the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. In 2011 Jeremy had the honor of being part of 2011-2012 NAC English Theatre Company in Ottawa. He performed 5 different characters in an all-Aboriginal cast production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear at the National Arts Centre and the role of Floyd in Where the Blood Mixes for Teesri Duniya Theatre in Montreal, Quebec. Currently he is an Artistic Associate and ensemble performer with Belarus Free Theatre in London, England. In July 2014 Jeremy made his professional London, UK stage debut at the Young Vic in Red Forest, co-produced as part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). In October 2014 he returned from an international tour of Red Forest throughout various parts of Italy. Future plans for more international tour dates of Red Forest include an extensive UK tour later this Fall 2015, the MOT International Theatre Festival in Macedonia, Greece and the Melbourne Theatre Festival in Australia.