UP NEXT: Lormarev is serving as the Education Director at Cardinal Gibbons High School‘s Musical Theatre Conservatory, directing James and the Giant Peach.
Lormarev Jones is a theatre artist and educator who currently commutes throughout the South and the Midwest. Lormarev directs and choreographs for musical theatre and plays; she teaches young people how to foster their own creative voices. She received her undergraduate education from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC and her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. With experience in solo performance, puppetry, stage management, and sound design, Lormarev is most drawn to new original works with interdisciplinary components. When not on stage, you can find her at the bowling alley or analyzing a Colin Firth film.
So far this year, Lormarev has served as assistant director of The Carnegie‘s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, performed in Know Theatre‘s world premiere of Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner, and then wrote, produced and performed her new solo, My Geriatric Uterus, at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
In 2018, Lormarev performed in the ensemble of Cincinnati Landmark Productions‘s Oklahoma!, in addition to serving as assistant choreographer/dance captain, in Gospel of Barabbas for Hugo West Productions as part of the the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and as Lorrell Robinson in Dreamgirls for The Carnegie. Over the summer, she completed a two week summer residency at Playmakers Repertory Company as an instructor in their Theatre Quest Program. She taught classes in Devised Theatre and Improvisation. Lormarev was an Artist in Residence at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2018. She directed In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks for University Theatre at North Carolina State as part of their Open Door Series, in addition to teaching a series of Viewpoints workshops for students living in the Arts Village. While in the area, she taught Viewpoints, Devised Theatre, Solo Performance, and Choreography Workshops for several Triangle area high schools and organizations. She was selected as an Observer for the SDC Foundation Observership Program for the 2018 – 2019 season. Lormarev also served as production manager for Food for the Gods, presented as part of La Mama Experimental Theatre Club’s 2018 Puppet Festival.