Theater Director / New Media Content Creator / Producer /
Experience Entrepreneur / Educator
: Assistant Professor at Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea)
- Department Theatre & Film / Department of Art & Sportainment
: Founder/Artistic Director at Dream Walker
Jonghee Woo is a director who delves deeply into the area of multimedia theater & new performing arts. He is born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. After he graduated from Hanyang University(B.A, Film & Theater), he started his professional career in earnest as a director in Korea in 2011 by creating the DREAM WALKER company which is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: theater artists, dancers, musicians, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, graphic designers and etc.
After presenting a couple of theater productions with his group members, then he moved to Los Angeles to sharpening his aesthetics and directorial ability and he earned an MFA degree in directing from the California Institute of the Arts. Since then, he has actively worked both in Seoul and in Los Angeles as a multimedia theater director, new media content creator, and producer by successfully presenting the various type of multiple theater productions and new media content.
Also, he worked as an adjunct faculty/instructor at Hanyang University at the Department of Film and Theatre from 2018 to 2020 and newly appointed an assistant professor at the university in 2020. Since then, he has been focusing on teaching and managing the Theater Directing program and the Interactive Media for Performance program with his fellow faculty members by aiming to go beyond the boundaries between theater, film, fine arts, science, technology, and creativity, through co-creative activities.
Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea)
: B.A(Bachelor of Arts), Film & Theater
California Institute of the Arts (California, the United States)
: M.F.A(Master of Fine Arts), Directing, Theater