Jacob is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale where he has directed Love’s Labor’s Lost, a.k. payne’s love i awethu further in the Langston Hughes Festival, and Esperanza Rosales’s If the Dancer Does Not Dance as part of the New Play Lab, and served as Assistant Director to Carl Cofield on A Raisin in the Sun at Yale Rep (canceled due to COVID-19). He is an alumnus of the Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corps, SDC Observership program, the 2017/2018 Van Lier Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. His work has also been seen at Sarah Lawrence College, Wow Haus, The Tank, The Flea, Dixon Place, Columbia University School of the Arts, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, Bedlam, and Lincoln Center. He has assisted directors including Lila Neugebauer, Robert O’Hara, David Cromer, Rebecca Taichman, and Pam MacKinnon.
Most recently, Jacob directed The Survival by Achiro P. Olwoch for the Criminal Queerness Festival at Lincoln Center, Burnbabyburn by a.k. payne for Yale Summer Cabaret, and wrote and directed the animated short film Phosphor. His production of Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen will be presented at David Geffen School of Drama in October.
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