Jeremy Schaefer

Artist • Touring, Teaching • Literary Arts, Theater

Jeremy Schaefer began telling stories like many storytellers do: as a child fantasizing about dragons and dragon slayers. Storytelling was a natural way to harness his imagination and create something meaningful out of his dreams and fears.

He went on to receive a BFA in Theater Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University. He also studied playwriting and stand up comedy at the University of Middlesex in London, England. He has since traveled Europe, North America, and South America collecting stories and discovering inspiration for new tales.

Jeremy tours solo shows to fringe festivals across the midwest and has performed with theaters including Arizona’s Childsplay, First Folio Shakespeare, Imagination Theater, Storybox, Janus Theatre, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and more. He is the 2018 recipient of the Illinois Theatre Association’s Award For Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences.