Chris Jakob is a queer actor and playwright born and raised in Detroit. Holding a BA in theatre from University of Detroit Mercy, he is a multi-disciplinary performance artist focused on the creation of fresh, thought-provoking, experimental work. Jakob is proud to be an ensemble member of A Host of People (AHOP) and Shakespeare in Detroit as well as a Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit alumnus. He has performed at Detroit Repertory Theatre, The Ringwald Theatre, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Planet Ant, and Matrix Theatre, where he is also a teaching artist.
Jakob’s work includes the world premiere of Cleopatra Boy, with AHOP in Detroit; previews of his new solo-performance-choreopoem, LOGOS, at Sidewalk Festival 2019; previews of anagoge. at Sidewalk Festival 2018; Cleopatra Boy with AHOP at FURY Factory Festival 2018 in San Francisco; the world premiere of Neither There, Nor Here with AHOP; the premiere and tour of his play, I, Too, Sing America, produced by the Michigan Opera Theatre; and artist residencies at Cleveland Public Theatre and the North American Cultural Lab (New York). Art is long, life is short.