WHAT'S GOING ON

All the news about Jake's current and recent performances and productions.

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Jake's piece Any Other Day was a finalist in the Chestnut Street Playhouse 2nd Annual New Play Festival this past September. The play received a staged reading in CT as a part of the festival. In December of 2022, Any Other Day will receive a fully-staged production at Broward College in Florida. This will be Jake's first full-length show to receive a production.

In July of 2022, Jake travelled to Baltimore to film a short film based on his play Emergency Contact. Stay tuned for more details!


Jake returned to the stage in June 2022 with his one-man show entitled Knock It Off, I Love You. Chronicling the worst fight he ever experienced with his father, this piece explores growing up, conflict, and sandwiches in this auto-biographical account.


February 2022 brought exciting opportunities to Jake's writing and life! Along with turning 30, Jake self-produced a staged reading of his piece Yland, along with director Rachel Bertone. In the same weekend, Jake's one-minute play It Was, You Know, What It Was, was featured in the One Moment in Time One-Minute Play Festival. At the end of the month, Emergency Contact was voted Audience Favorite at the SPF at the Player's Theatre. 

Emergency Contact, a ten minute play, was a finalist at the SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival in November 2021 in Pelham, NY. The play will be published in the Qu Literary Magazine in early 2022. You can read script on his NewPlayExchange profile.


In late June 2021, Jake participated in the week-long Foster's Theatrical Artist Residency "Cultivating Curiosity". Along with seven actors and one other playwright, Jake worked to hone his story-telling and writing skills, while focusing on his artistry and collectively working on a new theatrical piece. 


Jake was a selected at a finalist for the Equity Library Theater's 2021 Winter Festival. His play, But Did I Leave the Oven On?, was written in March 2020 at the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic, and explores two strangers, trapped together during chaos and trying to figure out what to do next. Check out the full video here!

In November 2020, Jake partnered with friend and artist Tom Mezger on a short, virtual play called Forgive Me. Told through a series of videos on a fundraising page, Forgive Me is about loss, guilt, and what happens when our private lives become public. Check out the full video here.