Marc Jacobs trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and performed with the Guthrie Theatre, the American Shakespeare Festival and the Stratford Festival of Ontario where he received the Tyrone Guthrie Award. In television he co-starred in "The People vs. Inez Garcia" and played Artie on "Days of Our Lives" for two years.Mr. On Broadway, he assisted Director Hal Prince on the musical "Roza." Mr. Jacobs has directed plays, musicals, and operas for the American Shakespeare Festival, New York City Opera, the Houston Opera Center, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Broadway By the Bay, Center Rep and American Musical Theatre of San Jose where he was Associate Artistic Director for nine years, winning two "Ginny Awards" for Best Musical Production. As a playwright, his musical How to Make a Musical with songs by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler (winners, International Competition for Best Musical of the Year, Denmark) received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been published by Dramatics Publishing. His musical, All the More to Love (also with Bohmler and Adler) premiered at the Phoenix Theatre, AZ and was voted “Season Favorite” by the subscribers. That musical will open in Brussels in October 2016 and tour Belgium. Mr. Jacobs received the San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Show Boat at Broadway By the Bay. His play, The Iago Syndrome – written for CSUEB - received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for Writing and Direction. Mr. Jacobs is also the Co-Director of Music Theatre Conservatory, a professional summer training program now in it’s 21st year.
- M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach
Not teaching this quarter.
How to Make A Musical (Dramatics Publishing)
Grants and Awards
Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival)
Faculty Support Grants: "All the More to Love," "The Iago Syndrome," "Seven Deadly Sins"