Jacob is a director & producer

He is focused on the development of new work. This work centers on intercultural dialogue that engages the complexities of our shared histories and re-contextualized classics.

Jacob is the Artistic Producer at The COOP, a new company founded with Andrus Nichols and Kate Hamill.

Jacob has worked with The Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Mosaic Theater, The Cape Playhouse, and others.

In 2010, he founded the Plimoth Players, an original practice Shakespeare company at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.

Originally from Wisconsin, Jacob holds an MFA in Directing from the Theatre School at DePaul University.


Current Projects

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov - The COOP, New York, NY

Terra Firma by Barbara Hammond - The COOP, New York, NY

Gun & Powder - Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA

Recent Past Projects

This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers- About Face Theatre

Cressida On Top by Paula Vogel - Part of the New Stages Festival - The Goodman Theatre

Black Lady Authority by Tearrance Chisholm - a play development project funded by DCASE - October 2018

Run-On Sentence by Cathy Tempelsman - New York Theatre Festival

A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo Van Hove - The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL

Arizona by Juan Carlos Rubio - The International Voices Project, Chicago, IL

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov - The Theatre School, Chicago, IL

2017/2018 Artistic Fellow - American Theater Company, Chicago, IL

A Bright New Boise by Samuel Hunter -  The Theatre School, Chicago IL

2017 Producing Fellow - Mosaic Theatre, Washington, DC