Jake is one of the founding members of Slipshod Theatre. He is an established playwright, director and performer – and has to date written or co-written on all of the company’s projects. Jake’s work is often characterised by it being focused on dictators or something similar. His first work – ‘The Babushka’, was performed at the Varley Theatre in Winchester in collaboration with a student theatre company.
He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2017 was able to fulfil a lifelong dream of performing there with ‘The Girl Who Loved Stalin’. Jake’s writing is wild and often offbeat and has been described as ‘witty’ and ‘original’ by at least one regional newspaper – which he is extremely proud of.
Jake also enjoys maps, the works of Slavoj Zizek and claims to know every world capital city.
- Artistic & Technical Director (2017-18)
- Writer-In-Residence (2016-17)
- Writer & Co-Director – ‘The Babushka’ (2016), Varley Theatre Winchester.
- Producer & Performer as ‘Grigori’ – ‘The Girl Who Loved Stalin’ (2017), Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
- Writer & Director – ‘Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?’ (2018)
Out of Company Work
- Longlisted for Papatango New Writing Prize 2017 – ‘Englapendence’.
- Writer & Director for ‘Arne’, short film.
Quotes About Jake’s Work
“An imaginative and timely dystopian satire of the British Political establishment, full of spark and originality.”
– Papatango Theatre Company, for ‘Englapendence’.
“Soviet Russia at the time of Stalin’s death forms the basis of Jake Mace’s witty and moving original comic drama. Crisply directed with considerably verve and style, the production was well paced and the scenes nicely choreographed.”
– Daily Echo Southampton, print edition 11/12/16, for ‘The Babushka’.
Photography by Jasper Cresdee-Hyde – https://jasperch.com/