Jens Svane Boutrup


Academic Background
  • M.F.A. Directing, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2003
  • Directing Lab, New York University, Summer 2000
  • B.A. Theater and History, University of Copenhagen, 2000

Professional Experience

  • Artistic Director/General Manager at Bornholms Egnsteater in Denmark since 2008. 
  • Theatre Manager at Momentum in Odense, Denmark - 2005-2008.
  • Project consultant New Nordic Voices – 2005-2008.
  • Translator, Drama, Nordiska Strakosch Publishing Agency, 2003-2008
  • Chief Campaign Designer and Director, “Sol & bio” (solar energy), Commercial for TV and Radio, February 2004
  • Administrative Manager, Soho Repertory Theatre, New York, 2003-2004
  • Guest Director, The New Workshop Theatre, Brooklyn College, 2003
  • Writer and Director, ”huspaalandet” (real estate), TV usHcommercial, 2002.
  • Director and Leader, NoerregadeTeatret’s Summerschool 2001 and 2002.
  • Deputy Head, ”House of the Homeless”, Danish Red Cross, 2000-2001.
  • Coordinator, Danish Red Cross National Fundraising Event 1999.
  • Head of National Youth Program, Danish Save the Children, 1995-1997.
  • Campaign Leader, Operation A Days Work, 1994.
  • Actor, director and translator, NoerregadeTeatret, 1992-present
    The Blind Painter by Nikoline Werdelin, Bornholms Egnsteater, october 2008
    Johan Padan discovers America by Dario Fo, Noerregadeteatret, september 2008.

  • Artaud by Artaud/Boutrup, Odense Theatre Acting School, April 2008.
  • Wild West Variety at Momentum, October 2006. 
  • The Voyeur by Leth/Boutrup, Odense Theatre Acting School, May 2006
  • Europe in Bronze by Bo Larsen, Momentum, February 2006
  • Jeppe of The Hill by Ludvig Holberg, NoerregadeTeatret, August 2004.
  • Evil by Benny Haag, 78th Street Theatre Lab NY, June 2004 (US Premiere)
  • The Littlewoods by Jesper Halle, New Workshop Theatre, 2003 (World Premiere)
  • Mark of Cain by Morti Vizki, 78th Street Theatre Lab NY, 2003 (US Premiere)
  • First You're Born by Line Knutzon, New Workshop Theatre, 2002 (US Premiere)
  • Arabesque by Jens Boutrup, NoerregadeTeatret, 2002
  • The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare, New Workshop Theatre, 2002
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, NoerregadeTeatret, 2001
  • Caravan by Anonymous, NoerregadeTeatret, 2001
  • Poe by Edgar Allen Poe, NoerregadeTeatret, 2000
  • The Ugly Duckling by H. C. Andersen, NoerregadeTeatret, 2000
  • The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, University of Copenhagen, 1999
  • Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, University of Copenhagen, 1998
  • Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, NoerregadeTeatret, 1997
Volunteer Work
  • Board Member, Danish Theatre Union and ITI.
  • Board Member, FAST - Union of Small Theatres
  • Board Member, NoerregadeTeatret.
Awards & Grants
  • Donald Buchwald Award, 2003
  • Joel Zwick Memorial Scholarship for outstanding contribution to theatre, 2002
  • Claire, Tow and Leonard Scholarship, 2002
  • Knud Højgaards Fond 2001-2002
  • Danmark Amerika Fonden 2001-2002
  • Nordeas Jubilæumsfond 2001
  • Rebildselskabets fonde 2001
  • Maribo Kulturlegat 1999



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