A.R.T. hosted a memorial service on the 18th of November, to celebrate the life and accomplishments of its founding member and beloved actor and teacher Jeremy Geidt, who passed away on August 6th of this year. The celebration included speeches by friends, colleagues, and family who knew and loved Jeremy.
Jeremy Geidt was A.R.T.'s Senior Actor and founding member of the Yale Repertory Theatre (as well as director of the Yale Acting Program where he also taught), and founding member of the A.R.T. He appeared in more then 40 productions at Yale, and over 100 at the A.R.T., including 'Cabaret,' 'The Seagull' (three turns as Sorin), 'Julius Caesar,' 'Three Sisters,' 'The Onion Cellar,' 'Major Barbara' (Undershaft), 'Heartbreak House' (Shotover), 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' (Quince four times, Snug once), 'Henry IV' (Falstaff), 'Twelfth Night' (Toby Belch), 'The Caretaker' (Davies), 'The Homecoming' (Max), 'Loot' (Truscott), 'Man and Superman' (Mendoza/Devil), 'Waiting for Godot' (Vladimir), 'The Threepenny Opera' (Peacham/Petey), 'Ivanov' (Lebedev), 'Three Sisters' (Chebutkin), 'Buried Child' (Dodge), 'The Cherry Orchard' (Gaev), and 'The King Stag' (Pantelone).
Jeremy trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in his native England and subsequently taught there. Prior to coming to the U.S. with the satirical revue The Establishment, he acted at the Old Vic, Young Vic, The Royal Court, in the West End, in films and television and hosted his own show “The Caravan” for the BBC for five years. Since coming to Cambridge he taught at Harvard College, Harvard’s Summer and Extension Schools and at the A.R.T/MXAT Institute. He also acted on and off Broadway, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and at the Lincoln Center Festival; lectured on Shakespeare in India and the Netherlands Theatre School. His awards included the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Boston Actor, the Jason Robards Award for Dedication to the Theatre, The Robert Brustein Award, and the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard University. He leaves behind his beloved wife Jan, and his daughters Lucy (from his first marriage), Sophie, and Jennifer.
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