My name is Jake. I direct plays & musicals about context: 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:

  • We're not in charge. No matter who we are, we're products of, and subject to, our time and place. 

  • We need to act like we are. In an unjust world, we cannot -- CANNOT! -- afford to live lives on autopilot.

Selected awards include:

2020 AIRS Resident at the Hangar Theatre

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.

One of three Founding Artistic Directors of PLAYxPLAY