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Jacob Padrón

Jacob G. Padrón is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Sol Project, a national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of Latinx playwrights in partnership with leading theaters in NYC and beyond. Prior to The Sol Project, Jacob was the Senior Line Producer at The Public Theater where he worked on new plays, new musicals, and Shakespeare in the Park. He was formerly the Producer at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. From 2008 – 2011 Jacob was an Associate Producer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he was instrumental in producing all mainstage productions. Jacob also produced Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays for Center Theatre Group, a collaboration that included over 50 Los Angeles theater companies to launch the 365 LA festival. He has collaborated with Chicago Dramatists, About Face, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Yale Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, and El Teatro Campesino. He’s a recipient of the inaugural TCG Spark Leadership Program and currently teaching artistic producing in the graduate theater management program at Yale School of Drama. In November 2018, Jacob was appointed the new Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón
Founding, Leading, and Carrying the Torch
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Founding, Leading, and Carrying the Torch

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón in Conversation

27 January 2019

Kinan Valdez and Jacob G. Padrón talk about growing up in a theatre family, leadership in the Latinx community, the skills needed to be the artistic leader of a company, and more.

Gratitude for Bill Rauch and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Gratitude for Bill Rauch and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

19 August 2015

Jacob Padrón talks with Bill Rauch, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, about leadership, mentorship, and gratitude.

Leadership
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Leadership

An examination of the methods used by artists and administrators to spearhead civic engagement.