Bunbury Board of Directors
Juergen K. Tossmann
Producing Artistic Director
Juergen (pronounced Yurgen) retired from Bunbury in June of 2022. He had been Bunbury's Producing Artistic Director since 1991. Thirty years ago, he guided a struggling fledgling company to health and artistic prominence.
Juergen has dedicated his professional life to Bunbury Theatre Company, a graduate of Otterbein University (class of '77) and an alumnus of the Apprentice program of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Juergen completed his final act with Bunbury and looks forward to future growth of the company.
Under Juergen's leadership, Bunbury developed two venues; in 1991, a 99-seat Off-Broadway-style theatre converted from an aging mechanical garage, and in 2007 the company turned an old gymnasium in The Henry Clay building into a 140 seat state of the art theatre. The theatre currently serves three companies; Bunbury, Pandora Productions, and The Liminal Playhouse.
Before Bunbury, Juergen worked as an artist-in-residence, teacher, actor, freelance director, assistant director, production stage manager, stage manager, prop master, acting coach, and co-founded an improvisational theatre company. The myriad positions at theatres all over the country prepared him for a job that would last over 30 years. At Bunbury, Juergen has produced over 200 shows.
In 2020 he received the Kathi EB Ellis Lifetime Achievement Award from Louisville Visual Art. Juergen is excited about guiding the organization beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic and mentoring a new group of artistic leaders at the pinnacle of his career.
John Campbell Finnegan
Current Producing Artistic Director
John Campbell Finnegan has been a professional actor, director & designer for the past 40+ years. Some of his credits include: Actors Theatre of Louisville-Actor: Petrone-Suicide in B Flat, Director: Wit-Man, The Painter, Ticklish Tales (Children’s Theatre), Compatible (Heidemann Award Winner), Suicide in B Flat. Hardin County Schools PAC: Porter-MacBeth (also fight choreographer), Gandalf-The Hobbit, O’Brien-1984, Rooney-Arsenic and Old Lace. Acting Against Cancer: Adult Male-Spring Awakening. South Bend Civic Theater-Director: Art (ICT Winner Best Ensemble), Proof, Betrayal; Design: Art, Proof, Betrayal. Indiana University Southeast-Actor: Mr. Klemper-The Boys Next Door, Larry-Company, Joe-Shadow Box, Multiple roles-The Good Doctor, Giles-Mousetrap, Higgins-Come Slowly Eden; Director: Arsenic and Old Lace, Prelude to a Kiss, Amadeus, Extremities, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Antigone (Fight Director); Design: Makeup & Lights-Puss ‘N Boots, Sound-Amadeus, Lights-The Nerd. Bunbury Theatre Company-Actor: Hank-‘Til Beth Do Us Part, Jeffrey-The Sum of Us, Moon-The Real Inspector Hound, Joseph-Butterfinger’s Angel. . . ; Director: Romantic Fools, Butterfinger’s Angel. . . 1996 Production; Design-Dearly Departed (both set and lights), Christmas Belles-set, Butterfinger’s Angel… 1996 Production-set, Romantic Fools-lights, set and sound . WhoDunnit Murder Mysteries: Directed many productions. Actor: Count Federov-Murder by Quarry, Dr. MacCrimmon-Murder by Post, Dr. Vanpires-Fashion Show at the Castle of Blood, Fisher-Deception Beta, and O’Malley-Murder at Lenny’s Speakeasy. Clarksville Little Theater: Actor: Baker-Into the Woods, Director: Wedding Singer, Hair, The Nerd, The Foreigner; Design: Hair-set, Into the Woods-set. East Carolina Playhouse-Actor: Camille-Danton’s Death, Harold-Boys in the Band. Stadium and Thurber Theatres, Columbus, Ohio-Actor: Renfield-Dracula, Solyony-Three Sisters, Mazzini Dunn-Heartbreak House, Woolsey-Auntie Mame, Worcester-Henry IV, part I, Jay-All the Way Home. ACT, Greenfield, Massachusetts-Actor: James Leeds-Children of a Lesser God. The Rand & Curtain Theaters, Amherst, Massachusetts-Actor: Eben-Desire Under the Elms, Amos-The Runner Stumbles, Actor-Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, 3rd Merchant-The Comedy of Errors, Soldier-Man is Man, Man-Lover’s/Winners. Theater 14-Actor: Oberon/Theseus-A Mid-summer Night’s Dream
John has been teaching acting since 1985. He holds the Master of Fine Arts Degree from The Ohio State University and has additional study in the following areas among others: Decroux Movement with Reid Gilbert, Neutral Mask Work with Jacques LeCoq, Viewpoints Work with Jennifer Hubbard and Anne Bogart, (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Directing with Jon Jory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Fight Choreography with Robin McFarquhar and Cass Foster, Solo Performance with Tim Miller.
• John is the former President and Creative Director of WhoDunnit, Inc.
•John is currently the TD/Designer at Louisville Collegiate School
• John is a faculty member with Purdue University Polytechnic, New Albany in the department of Computer Graphics Technology
•John is the former Associate Director of the Apprentice/Intern Company at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.
•John is the former President of the Board at The Bunbury Theater, Louisville, Kentucky.
•John is a former member of the acting faculty at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana.
Since 1986, Bunbury Theatre Company has been
producing live theatre in Louisville, KY. Our volunteers are the key to our longevity. Without our volunteer base and support, we would not be part of this community. From
the Board of Directors to the ushers to the production volunteers, all are vital members of our company.
Our mission is to highlight and develop thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining live productions, bringing to focus issues of identity and social interest.
Over the years, Bunbury has seen tremendous growth,
and we weathered the Great Recession of 2008. We just keep learning and growing and creating some of the best theatre in the region with your support.
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began,
we have been retooling our operations and are in the process of working through this very difficult transition.
If you own a small business, make decisions for a large corporation, or are part of a foundation, we invite you to contribute to Bunbury's ongoing efforts; there are myriad ways to do so.
We are a member of The Fund For The Arts and giving to the Fund is a great way to support Bunbury!
If you'd like to volunteer with Bunbury, please send us an email. We're always looking for great volunteers to get involved! Bunburytheatre@gmail.com
Please come and experience all we have to offer and don't forget to give the gift of theatre to your family and friends!