JACOB HOFFMAN is a New York-based, Chicago-bred artist. His career began early when, as a four-year-old, he commissioned, wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his Kindergarten class's inaugural (and only) Thanksgiving play. He's quite confident the play was a work of pure genius and hasn't looked back since.
As a youngster, Jacob spent much of his time working in the Chicago theatre scene, making occasional TV appearances (ask him to tell you his Oprah story), and trying time and again to capture the magic that was his Kindergarten Thanksgiving Spectacular.
While still in high school, Jacob worked together with four fellow fresh-faced actors to found Renegade Theatre Company, a youth-founded and run non-profit organization that strove to provide a professional working environment to driven young artists. As Artistic Director, Jacob would oversee the operation of the company, four of it's productions, and serve as director for Renegade's benefit production of Grease.
Then came college. Jacob studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, earning a BFA in Drama. Since graduating, Jacob has worked extensively on the New York and Regional stage, but you can read his resume to see all that.
Aside from his work as an actor, Jacob has founded the East Coast incarnation of his company, the Renegade Arts Domicile (or R.A.D.), an arts advocacy group committed to providing socially conscious artists a safe haven to explore and create. Jacob also teaches American Sign Language to children throughout the city, is a certified yoga instructor, and works as a teaching artist with the Bridge Arts Ensemble.
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