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Chris Jakob

They/Them/Theirs

GABE

Chris Jakob is a queer, non-binary, interdisciplinary performance artist born, raised, and based in Detroit, MI. Holding a BA in Theatre from the University of Detroit Mercy, they are an actor, singer, dancer, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and teaching artist focused on the creation of fresh, thought-provoking, experimental work. They have performed at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Ringwald Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Planet Ant, Shakespeare in Detroit, and Matrix Theatre. Chris is a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow and recent work includes The Tempest as Trinculo with Shakespeare in Detroit at Campus Martius summer 2023, the world premiere of Dot’s Home Live as 4D with AHOP in Detroit in 2023, the world premiere of Cleopatra Boy with AHOP in Detroit in 2019; previews of LOGOS, their new solo-performance-choreopoem, at Sidewalk Festival 2019; and the tour of their play, I, Too, Sing America, produced by the Detroit Opera Theatre. IG: @chris.o.jakob //

Chris Jakob
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