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Jake Hooker

Lecturer Theatre & Drama


Jake Hooker (he/his or they/theirs) is a theatremaker, educator, scholar, and Co-Director of A Host of People, a Detroit-based transdisciplinary devised theater company. Prior to moving to Detroit, Hooker created many theatrical pieces in New York City, where he lived from 2001-2012. In New York, his theatre and performance work has been seen at HERE, Dixon Place, The Chocolate Factory, La Mama, The Bushwick Starr, The Ohio Theater, and many other venues. He was the Company Manager and Assistant Director for Big Dance Theatre, as the recipient of a 2005-2007 TCG New Generations Grant. He is also a proud Associate Artist with Target Margin Theater. In Detroit, his work has been seen at ArtlabJ, Detroit Contemporary, Play House, the Jam Handy, Light Box, and the Sidewalk Festival, as well as in many found spaces, both public and private. He holds a BFA in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, an MA in Intercultural Theatre from the University of Wales, and a PhD in Theatre and Performance from the City University of New York Graduate Center. As an artist-scholar, his areas of interest lay in hybridity and mixing, as in the intersections of practice and research, theatre and urban studies, the global and the local, and artistic and civic processes.


Education

PhD, Theatre and Performance, The Graduate Center, CUNY
MA, Theatre and the World, The Center for Performance Research at the University of Wales
BFA, Theatre/Original Works, Cornish College of the Arts

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