Music for Theatre


From “Angels in America Part I” (2016). Photo by Tim Fuller

Jake has created and performed original scores for live theatre since 2014 as the Resident Music Director/Composer and Artistic Associate for The Rogue Theatre. Performing on guitar, mandolin, piano, flute, saxophone, and percussion, Jake has developed a unique palette and style of underscoring and amplifying live theatre. While gaining popularity in the interdisciplinary focus of contemporary theatre, Jake’s work in a classical, text-driven theatre environment makes his voice a standout in the modern performance landscape.

Music for Theatre:

(For Rogue Theatre in Tucson, AZ unless otherwise noted)
*By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr (2012 – Composer/Musician)
    *For Rareworks Theatre Company, Boston, MA
Betrayal by Harold Pinter (2014 – Musician)
Dante’s Purgatorio by Patrick Baliani (2014 – Musician w/ Paul Amiel on harp and flute)
Awake and Sing  by Clifford Odets (2014 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (2014 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Natalie River Catren on flute and violin)
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (2015 Music Director/Composer/Musician)
The Lady in the Looking Glass by Virginia Woolf, Adapted by Cynthia Meier (2015 – Music Director w/ Charles Zoll on piano)
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
By The Bog Of Cats by Marina Carr (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Samantha Bounkeua on violin)
Miss Julie by August Strindberg (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Miguel Urbina on viola)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (2016 – Music Director/Musician w/ Miguel Molina on Panpipes, Navajo flute, and Charango)
Angels in America Part I: Millennium  Approaches by Tony Kushner (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Derek Granger on clarinet)
The White Snake by Mary Zimmerman (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/Callie Hutchinson on violin, viola & Erhu and Karen Falkenstrom on percussion)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
Celia, A Slave by Barbara Seyda (2017 – Music Director/Musician w/ Vicki Brown on violin)
Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses (2017 – Music Director & Sound Designer)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati (2018 – Music Director/Musician w/ Vicki Brown on violin)
Three Tall Women by Edward Albee (2018 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (2018 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)
*Oaf by Matt Walley and Wolfe Bowart (2018 – Sound Design/Audio Engineer)
          *Original devised piece premiered at Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson, AZ
*Lovers by Brian Friel (2018 – Composer/Sound Designer/Musician)
          *For Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre
*Leave Me Alone! by Paul Michael Thomson (2018 – Composer/Sound Designer/Musician)
          *For The Story Theatre in Chicago, Il.
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht (2018 – Composer/Musician)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Simon Stephens (2018 – Composer)
The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman Brecht (2019 – Composer/Musician)
The Crucible  by Arthur Miller (2019 Composer/Musician)