In this interview with Extended Play, we talk to the creative team behind “Hang On,” an indie-folk exploration of the New York City subway. Come see “Hang On” this Monday, January 6 at 7PM at Joe’s Pub.
Jacob is a New York-based actor, composer, and musician. As an actor, he has performed regionally at Bucks County Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Company One, New Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company, and Wheelock Family Theatre. He has been a featured composer at NYMF, and his work as a composer/performer has been developed and performed at New York City Center, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theater, Chinatown Soup, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Exponential Festival, The Tank, and the Motor Company. Jacob's actor-musician show "1969: The Second Man" premiered at New York Theatre Workshop as part of their Next Door Series. He is an alum of The Civilians R&D group, and a graduate of Harvard College, where he studied acting and playwriting.
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