Jake is a graduate of Exeter University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Drama. From a young age Jake participated in professional youth work at the Lyric theatre in London, where he took part in a wide range of devised and scripted performances, ranging from The Jitterbug Blitz- written and devised by Amy Rosenthall, to George Orwell's 1984.
His latest endeavour was as part of the incredible team that took The Hiawatha, a children's theatre show based on an old poem, all the way up to the fringe, where he played an Evil Magician. Jake's passion, however, lies in Applied work, bringing the arts into the world beyond the theatre and working with children and youth groups in many settings.
So far he has worked with children in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, the Topsham Beaver scouts, and various primary schools in Exeter and Torquay. Currently, when not at Anthos, Jake is undergoing additional training as an Early Years practitioner.
Jake on stage as the Evil Magician in 'The Hiawatha' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Jake making puppets at Anthos Art's 'Discover Storytelling!' Workshop at Exeter Library.
Jake as Andy Fastow in Lucy Prebble's 'Enron.' There were dinosaurs and lightsabers.
Jake as Winston Smith in the Lyric Theatre's production of George Orwell's '1984.'
Jake working with with Paddleboat Theatre Company on their enrichment production of 'A Little Man's Holiday.'
Jake as a suspect in a Murder Mystery night at Exeter's Reed Hall. He swears he didn't do it.