Jacob, Lou

Lou Jacob

Lou Jacob
BSS, Theatre, and BAS, Intellectual History, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor in Directing; School of Drama

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Areas of Expertise:
Stage direction; music and design for the theater; history of directing; patterns of thought and culture in the United States, particularly New York City
Lou Jacob has directed new plays, musicals, classics, and adaptations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His recent off-Broadway productions include the world premiere of Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell, starring Tim Roth, Randy Quaid, J. Smith-Cameron, and Frank Wood; Bruce Graham’s Coyote on a Fence (two Drama Desk Award nominations, Village Voice Top Ten); Dickens’ Hard Times (Village Voice Season Highlight, Drama Desk nomination for Best Director); Ernest Joselovitz’s Vilna’s Got a Golem (Village Voice Season Highlight); and Victoria Stewart’s Live Girls at Urban Stages. Jacob worked at the Summer Play Festival in New York for three years, directing Victoria Stewart’s Hardball, Laura Schellhardt’s Courting Vampires, and Arrivals and Departures by Rogelio Martinez. Mr. Jacob’s production of J.B. Priestley’s The Glass Cage in its U.S. premiere at the Mint Theatre was named one of the top ten productions of 2008 by Time Out magazine; it was nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards and won for Outstanding Scenic Design.
Courses Taught:
  • Directing the Full-Length Play (third-year MFA Directing thesis production) 
  • Design for Directors
  • Directing II
  • Current American Plays

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