Jacob has been an avid thespian for twenty years and had the privilege of studying with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 2003. Jacob has appeared in numerous roles with OpenStage Theatre including Tom Collins in Rent, Frank ‘N Furter in the 2011 and 2012 productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Oswald in King Lear, Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice (for which he received his first OpenStage OPUS Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role), The Drunk in Little Shop of Horrors and Anselmo in Man of La Mancha. He also performed in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol in 2009 and 2010 and received the OPUS for Outstanding Supporting Actor both years.
In 2010, Jacob appeared in the title role in Bas Bleu’s Reader’s Theatre production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and had the honor to portray the title role in Hamlet with Front Range Community College, both under the direction of instructor and mentor, Peter Anthony. Jacob works as the Company Development Administrator for OpenStage and is pursuing his bachelor degree in theatre at the University of Northern Colorado.
Jake’s next performance will be as Tripitaka in the OpenStage Theatre & Company production of Journey to the West, which runs September 6 -October 4.