Jake Hooker

Jake Hooker is a writer, director, projection designer, educator and Co-Director of A Host of People. Prior to moving to Detroit, Hooker created many pieces in New York City, where he lived for twelve years. In New York, his 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, the 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  Performance Studies from the University of Wales and an MPhil in Theories of Theatre from the City University of New York where he is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation in Theatre History. He teaches in the theatre departments of the University of Michigan and Oakland University.

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The NET Detroit Microfest
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The NET Detroit Microfest

Asking Questions of Artists, Place, and Community

2 September 2012

The Network of Ensemble Theater discusses their upcoming move to Detroit alongside ideas of gentrification and community