John K. V. Tammi
Professor of Theatre
After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, John attended the graduate
program in theatre at the University of Minnesota with further study
at the University of Stockholm (theatre history) and Southern Methodist
University (directing). He has participated in several workshops and
conferences, both domestic and in Europe, with an emphasis on voice and
movement, American Theatre and directing.
John is the Founding Artistic
Director of the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) and served several
years as Director of Theatre for the Hope theatre department.
directed more than seventy-five productions at Hope. He worked with the Colonnades
Theatre Lab in New York City and directed David Copperfield in The Magic
Man in Chicago. John served as dramaturg for The New Harmony Project
in New Harmony, Indiana (working with Linda Lavin and Patricia Birch)
on two occasions and was the dialect coach on two major motion pictures (working with Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Jimmy Lee Miller).
While on a leave of absence from Hope in the 80s, John was Vice-President
Founding Producer/Director for Brilliance Corporation, a leading
producer of audio books (now part of Amazon).
John has participated in
the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival for more than thirty
years and was awarded the Kennedy Center Medallion for his contributions
to the success of that organization and educational theatre in general.
John leads the popular May Term in Ireland every spring. During his
most recent sabbatical he returned to Finland to celebrate his newly
Finnish citizenship. John teaches theatre history, directing and playwriting.
He is the current faculty advisor to the Hope hockey team, campus representative
for the New York Arts Program and is a member of the Park Theatre Board.
Golf, sailing and skiing