Jake Jeppson writes funny plays that investigate the dark corners of contemporary American life.
His plays include #bros (Relentless Award finalist), Turtle, and The Clearing. His work has been produced and developed at the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, American Theatre Company, Asolo Rep, Red Twist, and others. His play Turtle continues to run in rep at the New Theatre of Riga (Latvia).
Jake is a former Jerome Fellow, member of the Ars Nova Play Group, and associate artist with the Orchard Project where he launched their nationally-sourced apprentice program. Jake collaborated with Grid Iron Theatre (Edinburgh) on their Fringe First winning play Light Boxes (2015).
Jake has an MFA from Yale School of Drama, where he served on the leadership team of the Yale Cabaret. He went to Middlebury College and is an alum of the National Theatre Institute.
When not writing for the stage, Jake has contributed to NatGeo TV and produced freelance content for creative agencies.
Born with a rare neurological eye disorder called Ocular Motor Apraxia, Jake was a timid kid who turned to theatre as an inclusive place of storytelling and community. He stands with artistic homes that create space for a plurality of experiences and provide access to all.
Jake lives in Brooklyn with his wife and dog, and is often in London.