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Jul 6 / jacob

Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used To Be in Kansas City!

No, that isn’t a knock on Kansas City! My short play, Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used To Be, will be performed at the City Theatre of Independence.

It runs July 9, 10 and 11 at 8 pm, and on July 12 at 2 pm. If you’re in the Kansas City, MO area, please check it out!

May 17 / jacob

HATH TAKEN AWAY reading at Chicago Dramatists 5/30/15!

Jacob’s latest play-in-progress, Hath Taken Away, will have a staged reading at Chicago Dramatists on May 30, 2015 at 2pm as part of the Saturday Series. It will be directed by Amy Szerlong. See you there!

Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  60642

Mar 18 / jacob

HATH TAKEN AWAY invited to the Last Frontier!

Hath Taken Away has been invited to the 2015 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska! I can’t wait for this wonderful opportunity to workshop this script with these wonderful people. Check out the other invited scripts.

The script was also a finalist for Activate Midwest and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Nice to see the script getting so much love this early in its life.

Dec 6 / jacob

Plays Published in Canyon Voices

Two of Jacob’s plays are featured in Canyon Voices literary magazine. (Issue 10, Fall 2014)

Oct 28 / jacob

Hath Taken Away: SIU Staged Reading, November 7, 2014

Happening at SIU Playwriting:

Sep 11 / jacob

DYING ALONE in NYC 9/10 through 9/13/14

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents:

A woman haunted by her parents and her future learns that there’s more than one way not to die alone.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce

A short play by Jacob Juntunen, Playwright
Directed by Allen Sermonia

MA: Jenn Remke
PA: Michael Donaldson
YOUNG WOMAN: Laura Kamin
YOUNG MAN: Jeremy Patrick Hamilton
WOMAN: Katie Braden
MAN: Robert Getz

DYING ALONE will appear in Manhattan Rep’s Fall One Act Competition from:
September 10-13
6:30 PM
303 W 42nd Street.

Tickets are $20 and paid for at the door. Please reserve seats by emailing with the show date and the number of tickets you’d like.

The evening includes DYING ALONE alongside four other works by emerging playwrights, with 30 plays appearing in the competition overall. Come out for a full night of theatre and to support new work!

Jul 31 / jacob

Joan`s Laughter in Columbus, OH!

May 8 / jacob

Scene Showcase at Playwrights Horizons

Wednesday, 5/14, 4:30pm, at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, come hear a scene from my play In the Shadow of his Language, directed by Bevin O’Gara. There will also be scenes from plays by the brilliant Christina Quintana, Andrew Hinderaker, Lindsey Ferrentino, and Madhuri Shekar!

May 1 / jacob

Belarusian Dream Theater

On March 25, 2014, my play See Him? was part of the Belarusian Dream Theater: 25 playwrights collaborating with 18 theaters in 13 countries to simultaneously produce plays raising awareness about the human rights violations in Belarus.

The theaters could decide which plays they wanted to stage, and I was flattered that See Him? was chosen by seven theaters: Stage Left Theatre (Chicago, USA), SIU Playwriting and the SIU Department of Theater (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA), TLS Frankfurt (Germany), European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), the Global Theatre Project (Los Angeles, USA), the Global Theatre Project (Florence, Italy), and the Troika Collective (Vancouver, Canada).

The script is on Riposte to the World, and an annotated version is on Poetry Genius. The Belarusian Dream Theater is the first time the site has included scripts.
What can you do to help Belarus? Check out Amnesty International’s Belarus page.
Feb 12 / jacob

Saddam`s Lions Published!

My script Saddam’s Lions is anthologized in this collection along with David Ives’ Venus in Fur and plays by Steven Dietz, Halley Feiffer, Neil LaBute, Elizabeth Merriwether, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright, and more!

I’m so proud to be among this incredible company!

And if you’re in NYC on Monday, March 24, 2014, come to the book party! I’ll be there, and who knows who else will be!


5-7 pm

at the Drama Book Shop
250 W. 40th St, NYC

Performance starts at 5:30pm downstairs

Followed by book signing & refreshments upstairs

Admission is free! No reservations necessary!