James Eikrem is the Artistic Director and Theatre Instructor at Clackamas Community College. He teaches acting, improvisation, directing, voice and movement, and clowning. He also directs 3 main stage productions per year and continues to act in the Portland, Oregon area. He was an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Central Michigan University from 2002 to 2012 where he authored and directed "Men, Women and Ghosts," a narrative theatre performance compiled from ghosts stories by Shirley Jackson, Amy Lowell, Elia Wilkinson Peattie, and Edith Wharton for the Riecker Literary Series. He also appeared as Mark Twain in their productions of "The World According to Twain: Accounts, Tales, And Yarns" and as James in "The Moment of Your Being," both created and compiled by by Jill Taft-Kaufman. He co-produced, directed, and co-scripted "Lines of Reasoning" a training film on sexual harassment for CUPA-HR, the National Academic Human Resources Association. Jim has a great passion for character development through voice work, improvisation, and clowning. He has developed and directed over one hundred clown acts for performance with students over the past 20 years.
MFA New York University Graduate Acting Program; BA Theatre & BA English, Portland State University, Oregon.
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