About Jim

07/10/17

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Jim Williams
Artistic Director, Actors and Directors Living in Brooklyn(Adlib)
 

 

Studied Mime with Claude Kipnes, ballet, capoeira, jazz and modern dance in New York City. He studied Dunham Technique and African dance with Arthur Hall.  He has danced with the American Modern Dance Theatre and Arthur Hall's People to People Dance Company.  A professional actor in NY Theater and Film since 1972, Jim has played lead roles with Glenn Close and appeared with Austin Pendleton in a  New York City production of Hamlet among others.  He was a member of Nicu's Spoon company (2004-2007) where he performed the role of Doge in Sam Shephard's Buried Child to critical acclaim in 2006 and appeared in 4 other productions with Nicu's Spoon. Most recently, Jim performed the role of  Henri Shnuffle in One Day in the Life of Henri Shnuffle to a rave review in the NY Times . Jim studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB Studio as well as leading acting teachers in New York City.

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I am  a long time resident of Brooklyn, NY (1972) with a 3 year hiatus in the woods of Maine as a "back to the lander" (79-81). I joined the Park Slope Food Coop in 1974 when there were approximately 40 members.  I'm also an actor (here's my head shot photo) (and my credits: resume),lead role of Thomas Jefferson with Glen Close (1972) in Paul Greene's The Common Glory and a dancer with George Stephenson's Modern American Dance Theater and ArthurHall's People to People Dance Company. I was in a very  successful run of Hamlet with Austin Pendelton as Claudius. I played the Gravedigger and Fortinbras. Great reviews in Wed Oct 10 NY Times, Time Out week of Oct 16, and Columbia Specator ("His Gravedigger shines.")

Among my favorite roles is A Beckett Triology at Expanded Arts and The Midtown International Theater  Festival and Dodge in Buried Child.

I have also been an Arts Administrator as the Development Director for Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival and the Vietnam Veterans Ensemble Theatre Company. I was the MIS Director at City Center Theater from 1985 until 1993.

I served in the United States Marine Corps (honorably discharged 1966) . I graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA with Honors in English and Philosophy in 1972 with the help of Veteran's Benefits. I finished an MFA in Performing Arts Administration from Brooklyn College in 1985.

I went to Standing Rock in December 2016 with Veterans Stand With Standing Rock. I became a Water Protector. Mni Wiconi -- Water is Life!

I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. My biggest joy in life now is my weekly child care duties of my grandchildren, August, Eliza and Sloane!


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