Jake comes from Melbourne, where in 2012 he completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University. While there he was also involved in student theatre, writing and performing in a number of their productions.
In 2013 he founded theatre company Kissing Booth, their works passionately preoccupied with the agony of intimacy and the hilarity of even just trying to live. The company’s most recent production, Sexy Dead Schoolboys, directed and co-written by Jake – played to sell-out crowds in Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival in February 2015.
Also in early 2015, his play Softly Pouting While Walking Into Breezes received critical acclaim during its sold-out season at Melbourne’s La Mama theatre.