Jake Hooker

Jake Hooker


Jake Hooker
Lecturer, Theatre

Contact

hooker@oakland.edu









Jake Hooker is a writer, director, projection designer and educator. He is the co-director, with Sherrine Azab, of A Host of People, a Detroit-based theater company specializing in original, ensemble-generated, site-responsive and immersive plays.

In Detroit, his work has been seen at ArtlabJ, Detroit Contemporary, the Play House, and the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, as well as in many found spaces, both public and private. A still-recent transplant to Michigan, Hooker spent many years working in New York City’s downtown experimental theater with companies like Target Margin Theater and Big Dance Theater.

In New York, his work has been seen at the Bushwick Starr, The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen, HERE, Dixon Place, and many others, as well as in Berlin, San Francisco, Seattle and Wales.  Hooker also designs video projections, for his own work and for others’.

He holds a BFA in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, a Practice based MA from the Centre for Performance Research at the University of Wales, and an MPhil in Performance Theory from the CUNY Graduate Center where he is currently writing his dissertation in support of a PhD in Theater.  Look for his next show with A Host of People called Re-Release Party (The Golden Record), premiering in Detroit in Fall 2016.