Jesse Koehler is a New York City based actor, writer, and collaborator from Santa Fe, NM. At age six, the theatre became Jesse's second home where he literally wouldn't allow his parents to be in the building until opening night. He spent the next twelve years in the sweet desert, constantly acting, before moving to Bronxville, NY, to attend Sarah Lawrence College.
Jesse's specific training and focus is on ensemble driven devised work. He believes inspecting every artistic impulse through the lens of experimental process, with open listening from every member involved always produces the most invigorating choices regardless of the type of rehearsal room. In conjunction he loves working plays such as "The Mother*cker with the Hat" and "Thinner than Water" that demand a boxing match connection and focus between actors.
New York Credits include La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre, The Dyckman Farmhouse, The Collapsable Hole, and the theatre company Immediate Medium.
Jesse is always looking for new work or taking very old (by homo sapien standards) texts and messy them up every which way. Let's go out and make something!