Roger Jerome: Bio

A member of both British and American Actors' Equity Associations, Roger graduated from the University of Birmingham in England (B.A.), the University of Sussex (M.A.) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (Honors Diploma). He was an elementary teacher, an actor and—for 22 years—a college lecturer in the UK, until he came to the USA in 1988. Since then, he has taught at several colleges throughout America, acted professionally and devised a number of successful solo shows. Roger has also directed a number of college and community theatre productions. His acting is strong in characterization and impact, and his educational work is founded in a commitment to creativity and a respect for the creative process. He has a son in London, UK, who is a public defense lawyer. His wife, Judi, is an elementary school-teacher. Since 1996, Roger has developed his acting work, both in professional companies and with his one-person shows. He has seven solo presentations on offer and, in a dozen years, has clocked up an impressive number of performances in small theatres, art centers, schools, libraries and retirement communities.

Roger has worked at many prominent theatres in the UK, including the following:
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Birmingham Repertory
  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Bristol Old Vic
  • Liverpool Playhouse
  • London's West End
  • Edinburgh Festival
  • Aldeburgh Festival
  • National tour with "Beyond the Fringe"
  • BBC
  • ITV
He has also worked for many well-known UK directors, including these:
  • Colin Graham
  • Franco Zeffirrelli
  • Michael Elliott
  • Michael Langham
  • David Jones
  • Frank Dunlop
  • John Neville
  • Adrian Brine
  • Toby Robertson
  • Bill Gaskill
  • Colin George
  • David Scase
  • Val May
  • Peter Wood
Roger has extensive experience in the United States, where he has worked at the following colleges:
  • C.C.N.Y.
  • Ohio University
  • West Virginia University
  • WV Wesleyan
  • University of Delaware
  • Louisiana State University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Kent State University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Marshall University
  • Shawnee State University
  • Potomac State College
  • University of Rio Grande
Shows Roger has directed in the USA include:
  • "Dracula"
  • "The Birthday Party"
  • "Huis Clos"
  • "Hiawatha"
  • "Rumors"
  • "Lend Me A Tenor"
  • "Out of the Red Brush"
  • "Harold"
  • "Murder Mystery"
  • "Love, Richard"
  • "You Can't Take It With You"
  • "The Pied Piper"
  • "Richard III"
  • "Our Appalachian Christmas"
  • "Under Milk Wood"
  • Medieval Mystery Play Cycle
  • "The Secret Garden"
  • "Wind in the Willows"