Jacob is the recipient grant from the City of Chicago for the development of a new play, Black Lady Authority by Tearrance Chisholm, to be presented at Victory Gardens in early October, 2018.

Jacob has a long term, ongoing collaboration with the playwright Nina Segal. He worked extensively on her play Big Guns, which had its premiere in London in 2017. Big Guns has been translated into several languages and has been performed in Italy, and Germany.