Founder and Artistic Director / 2009-Present
A Younger Theatre is an organisation supporting emerging creatives in the arts. Founded in 2009 as a blog and growing to become a popular website and resource for young people, today AYT works across the UK to support hundreds of emerging creatives realise their potential in theatre and the arts. As a publication AYT supports young people with journalism and criticism skills publishing news, reviews and features daily. As a production company AYT produces events for emerging artists including Incoming Festival, a 10 day festival for emerging theatre companies at the New Diorama Theatre. As a resource, AYT hosts opportunities, competitions and ticket offers for young people to engage further within the arts.
Jake is the founder and Artistic Director of AYT. Having established the company in 2009 Jake has overseen its growth from a blog to an organisation that has supported over 400 emerging creatives. Today Jake oversees the artistic arm of the company as well as overall director ensuring the future and legacy of the company supporting young people.