Well, I have a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. It’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole group of friends who have the same dream, and that makes us sort of like a family.
My name is Jackson Hoemann. I am a Twin Cities based theatre artist and educator.
Through all my work— as an actor, director, playwright, educator, producer, and game master— I stress three major ideals. Creativity, Collaboration, and Accessibility.
Whether it be a role I’m performing, or a project I’m producing, writing, or directing, I want to make sure that the work I create is something audiences have never seen before. I strive to make sure the art I create breaks the boundaries of what live performance can be.
My work is also collaborative. Be it my directing or education work, I strive to create communities where people feel safe to make brave artistic choices. Even my game master work— itself a form of collaborative storytelling— strives to create a safe environment to have fun and make bold choices.
But above all else, I want my work to be accessible. As an Autistic artist, I understand that the current state of live theatre is not as accessible as it could be for disabled and neurodivergent artists. I want to create art that allows these artists to find their place in the community, just as I have throughout my artistic journey.
I could not have gotten where I am today without both my time in Milwaukee and the Twin Cities. I want to continue sharing my art with the world.