Tim Habeger is an American writer, director, producer and actor. He is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Atlanta’s award-winning film/theater incubator, PushPush Film & Theater. Tim started working as a writer in the 1980’s with Round World Films with two features and several short films including Girl in the Picture (Rank Films and Sony Pictures). He worked in New York with Ellen Stewart at La Mama ETC, was an ensemble member at The Neighborhood Group Theater, and served as artistic director of Bridge Arts, Inc. During this time he also completed a three-year apprenticeship in dance/theater with Stanley Zompakos of The New York City Ballet and taught film acting and movement at AMDA.
Tim moved to Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre in 1990 where he worked as Joseph Chaikin’s assistant and worked on Samuel Beckett productions and the premiere of Sam Shepard’s When the World Was Green. While at 7 Stages he coordinated a 5-year U.S./Netherlands Touring and Exchange Project and founded a series of artist development workshops. Out of the workshops, PushPush was developed, and has since presented over 280 productions, 25 theater and play festivals, 350 artist workshops, and 28 world premieres.
In 2007, PushPush launched The Portal International Project, and has since exchanged more than 20 successful projects between Atlanta and different parts of the world. PushPush’s film program, Dailies Filmmakers – hailed as one of Atlanta’s flagship filmmaking programs – produced over 250 short films and was instrumental in the development of two feature-length films: The Last Goodbye (Warner Brothers, 2005) and The Signal (Magnolia Pictures, 2007) that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2009 his co-productions, Worth #1 and copyME, written with Rahel Savoldelli, were bi-lingual plays produced in Germany and France.
As an actor he has numerous stage and film credits. In 2010, he appeared as Faust in a controversial new adaptation called Faust Module, touring Zagreb and Southeast Europe with Croatia’s Exit Theater. He will be featured in the 2014 short film, SHIA, a stolen film about copyright law.
Tim has written over 30 scripts for stage and film in America and Abroad. He also adapted the English version of Drift by Shanghai’s Nick Rongjun Yu, China’s most published living playwright.
Tim’s current film-theater project is a co-production with Padua Playwrights about drone warfare called Say I’m Hillary by Guy Zimmerman. With development support from a New Media Grant from The NEA , he is currently developing a film series, GRFX, about a new generation of creatives battling commercial forces. He is also the Series Creator for the developing episodic series, Slow Down Atlanta (Turner Voices recipient), an irreverent comedy about a fumbling paranormal start-up with supernatural clients.
As a teacher Tim has been a mentor to hundreds of performing artists locally and globally. PushPush, developed with partner Shelby Hofer, continues to garner awards and recognitions as an arts organization dedicated to the development film and theater artists.