J A K E B E C K H A R D
D I R E C T S P L A Y S
My name is Jake. I direct plays about where we are and who we are, and what they have to do with each other.
All my work in one way or another deals with the tension between two facts:
every life is subject and victim to its time and place
every person's job is to work on overdrive to live that life as if it belonged to them.
Selected awards include:
2019 Flea Resident Director
2018 Drama League Fellow,
2017 Drama League Resident Artist
2017 Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Corps
2016 Westport Country Playhouse Directing Fellow under Mark Lamos + David Kennedy
2012-2013 SDC Observership Class
Led resident companies & student actors at:
Atlantic Acting School
Williamstown Theatre Festival
The Flea Theater
Hangar Theatre Company
Associated Artist at The New Group.
Director of Performance at Chinatown Soup.
I produce and direct all sorts of new things there with my partner, Serena Berman.