Jacob is an artist and recent graduate from ASU. Along with performing, he has directed two short films. Video and visual media production is where he is trained, but he has also worked to design projections and sounds for live stage performances. Jacob thanks his mother, friends, Charles St. Clair, and iTheatre for all of their support.
Based on the true events of 1979 when students in Tehran took over the American Embassy. The mother of the youngest hostage, a 19 year-old Marine, flew to Tehran in the hope of being allowed to see her son. The play imagines what happened when mother and son were reunited, and the consequences the mother faced when she returned home and was suddenly suspect in her own country. Never doubt the ferocity of a mother’s love.View Production of Hostage
Arizona premiere. Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, "Actually" investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.View Production of Actually
Arizona premiere. Famous for defending the Chicago Seven, the Catonsville Nine, and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, the radical attorney and civil rights activist William Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In this two-character play, tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar. The brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance on campus and is determined to confront him. Has Kunstler finally met his match?View Production of Kunstler
The Thanksgiving Play
In this fast-paced satire by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), good intentions collide with absurd assumptions, as a troupe of terminally "woke" teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.View Production of The Thanksgiving Play
A modern riff on "Waiting for Godot" and the Exodus story, set on a city street corner, Moses and Kitch stand around — talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans. This not an Easter play.View Production of Passover
A group of corporate consultants are called back to the home office and tasked to ideate this scenario: A global pandemic will soon kill more than a million people, so how do we dispose of the bodies without causing mass panic? And go! Written in 2013, Andrew Loeb's darkly comic thriller presciently peers into the corporate-speak world as the lines between right and wrong are blurred. The question of what the team isn't being told looms ever larger, becoming harder to ignore and threatening to tear them apart.View Production of Ideation