This summer our alumni are up to some fun fun projects! Jeremy Motz’s new original one man show “DING DONG SING SONG” will be having five performances as part of the MN fringe, throughout the month of August! The show is about a failing singing telegram performer, convinced his awful song and dance butchering of “ironic” karaoke hits in ill-fitting costumes is considered “outsider art”.
This will be his third consecutive year writing and performing original solo shows for the MN Fringe; in 2013, his show BOXCUTTER HARMONICA sold out its final performance, and last year’s REWIND-A-BUDDY received positive reviews.
Check out his show if you’re in Minnesota! Sounds a bit too fun to exist 😉
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|More about JeremyJ. Merrill Motz, or Jeremy Motz, or just Motz (rhymes with boats) recently earned a graduate degree in Ohio University’s Professional Playwriting Program, after having spent four years in Minneapolis, where he moved after graduating from Central Michigan University with a BFA in acting. While in the Twin Cities, he acted for Chameleon Theatre Circle, Workhouse, took classes at the Playwright’s Center and The Loft, and appeared as Saul in the original production of Table 12 in the 2010 Minnesota Fringe.
At CMU, his plays Ain’t That A Kick in the Head, Just One, Nobody Flinched Down By The Arcade, and The Roommate were produced by the Alpha Psi Omega one-act festival, with Ain’t That A Kick in the Head and The Roommate selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2006 and 2007. The Roommate was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin Fon du Lac to be developed into a full-length production for their 2008 main stage season. His last full-length script, All Gonna Go, received a reading from Swandive Theatre in Minneapolis in 2010. This Spring, his latest (in-progress) script, Reinforce Sincerity, received a reading at the Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwright’s Festival in Athens, OH. Motz was published in the online crime fiction magazine Plots With Guns in March 2010, and hopes to dabble some more in crime fiction if he can ever find the time.
Motz has performed with Freshwater in the original production of Table 12, Sky Fleeting (as part of both runs of our Dirty Girls Come Clean festival) and Going Down on the Queen of Minneapolis. Motz wrote, produced and performed in Boxcutter Harmonica, a one man show, during the 2013 Fringe, and recently wrote The Beacon From Belle Isle, a modern-day fairy tale about Michigan, which opened our 2013-2014 mainstage season.