Jake is a Director from the North East of England. He began his career as the Creative Learning Facilitator at Hull Truck Theatre (2012 - 2014) before becoming Trainee Director at Chichester Festival Theatre (2014 - 2016) under the tutelage of Jonathan Church, where he assisted directors such as Jonathan Kent, Howard Davies, Nadia Fall, Max Stafford Clark, Jonathan Church and Co-Directed A Christmas Carol in the Festival Theatre with Dale Rooks.
He has held positions as Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, developing new work for the venue and was invited by the National Theatre to their Directors Programme in 2017.
He was nominated for an Off-West End Award for his UK Premier of Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard for Best Director.
Jake is currently an Associate Lecturer at the Northern School of Art and a Board Member of The Customs House, South Shields.