Jake Celecia

Assistant Artistic Director/

Projects Co-ordinator

Jake on stage as the Evil Magician in 'The Hiawatha' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Jake as Winston Smith in the Lyric Theatre's production of George Orwell's '1984.'  

Jake leading vocal warm ups with the Chameleon Groups.

Jake making puppets at Anthos Art's 'Discover Storytelling!' Workshop at Exeter Library. 

Jake and Ben following the Chameleon Group's 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.'

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.

Jake 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 Edinburgh fringe, where he played the 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. A fully qualified Early Years Educator, Jakes runs Anthos Arts' fantastic Chameleon Group, Stry-Makers group and family events. He is always looking for new and exciting ways to bring drama to the early years and primary sector.  

Jake as a suspect in a Murder Mystery night at Exeter's Reed Hall. He swears he didn't do it.

Jake as Andy Fastow in Lucy Prebble's 'Enron.' There were dinosaurs and lightsabers.  

Jake trying out a bit of craft at the 'Exploring Stories' Arts Award workshop. Some interesting creations were made.