Jacob is a multi award winning performer as well as director, puppet maker and a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, School of Drama. He began his career in Tasmania with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and has since gone on to perform and collaborate with some of Australia’s leading theatre companies.
He was most recently Head Puppeteer on ‘King Kong-Live on Stage’ for Global Creatures for which he won both a Helpman and Green Room award, this performing relationship with Global began during 2006 when he starred as ‘T-Rex’ in Global Creatures international success ‘Walking with Dinosaurs-The Arena Spectacular’.
Jacob is the co-artistic director of Lemony S Puppet Theatre whose work has toured nationally and internationally. For Lemony S Puppet Theatre, he was recently commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne to create the new children’s work ‘The Rise and Fall of the Scarlet St Theatre, Episode 2’. During 2015, Lemony S Puppet Theatre collaborated with Chamber Made Opera in the creation of the new operatic work ‘Captives of the City’.
He was Assistant Puppetry Director on the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and recently performed in Arena Theatre’s new work ‘Marlin’ which premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company.