All the news about Jake's current and recent performances and productions.
Jake was a selected at a finalist for the Equity Library Theater's 2021 Winter Festival. His play, But Did I Leave the Oven On?, was written in March 2020 at the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic, and explores two strangers, trapped together during chaos and trying to figure out what to do next. As the explosions get closer, they are forced to face what we prioritize during times of crisis, and how we move on from communal tragedy. Check out the full video in the link above!
In late 2020, Jake finished the four month BOOST Mentorship Program with "Off The Lane". With help from his mentors, Jillian Vitko and Ayana Major Bey, Jake explored new avenues for his career and making himself the best version of the artist he strives for. Read about his experience with the program here, on the "Off The Lane" Booster-Spotlight.
In November 2020, Jake partnered with friend and artist Tom Mezger on a short, virtual play called Forgive Me. Told through a series of videos on a fundraising page, Forgive Me is about loss, guilt, and what happens when our private lives become public. Check out the full video here.
In 2020, Jake was a part of multiple POP Masters seminars sponsored by Playwright's Horizon's, featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), and Jaclyn Blackhaus (Men on Boats). Jake also took part in Master Classes with Foster's Forums with Rachel Chavkin, Robert O'Hara, and Anna Deveare Smith. He also participated in the Producing 101 Class with Growing Studios, taught by Joseph Longthorne (Waitress, What the Constitution Means to Me). Jake has been greatly inspired by the artists he's observed and learned from, and he's using the tools they give him to hone his craft in story-telling and character-building. See his Playwriting page for some of his works.
In 2019, Jake served as the Educational Sales Coordinator for Pip's Island, an interactive theatrical experience for kids, which ran Off-Broadway. Jake had previously developed the Educational Packet for the team.
For much of 2018 and 2019, Jake worked on an interactive, pop-rock musical experience, mashing up the story of star-crossed lovers and the lyrics of pop-sensation Kesha, called DIE YOUNG. Jake cultivated multiple developmental workshops of the show, with the hopes of doing a fully-stage production sometime in the future. Look out for the DIE YOUNG FB page for more details!