Jermo Grundström is a Theatre Director based in Helsinki. He graduated as a Theatre Director MA from East15 Acting School at The University of Essex and he is currently working as a director and drama instructor in Finland. Jermo’s background in theatre is on stage where he worked for over ten years as a professional performer with everything from drama to dance theatre and musicals all over the Nordic Countries.
Jermo has directed a large variety of shows, everything from Drama to Musical Theatre including such known titles as Jonathan Larson's rock musical RENT, August Strindberg's play Stronger, Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years and Venus in Furs by David Ives. He also teaches acting at the Tampere University and has been doing workshops to schools like Lärkulla Musical Program and Theatre Academy Helsinki.
Jermo’s passion is bringing stories from words and ideas on paper to life. On the stage there is a world and a story to be told and his job is to explore it with the actors for the audience to experience. Jermo loves exploring different styles and ways of stage expressions. And it is all about the communication between the actors and the audience.
As one of his teachers said: “Thoughts travel, not words.”