Jake Shore

Jake Shore

Jake Shore is an award-winning playwright whose play Holy Moly premiered at The Flea Theater in 2016 and was simultaneously released with its tandem novel, A Country for Fibbing. His plays have also been presented at Theaterlab, The Connelly Theater, The Kraine Theater and others. In 2017 Shore's play The Devil Is on the Loose With an Axe in Marshalltown was selected as one of Playbill's "13...
Jake Shore is an award-winning playwright whose play Holy Moly premiered at The Flea Theater in 2016 and was simultaneously released with its tandem novel, A Country for Fibbing. His plays have also been presented at Theaterlab, The Connelly Theater, The Kraine Theater and others. In 2017 Shore's play The Devil Is on the Loose With an Axe in Marshalltown was selected as one of Playbill's "13 Shows Not to Miss Off-Broadway." His drama Down the Mountain and Across the Stream won the Overall Excellence in Playwriting Award at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. His short stories have been published in Denver Quarterly, Hobart, Litro, New Contrast, Isele Magazine and others. He is currently the Executive Director for Student Services at St. Joseph's University in Brooklyn, where he also teaches.

Plays

  • A Groundbreaking Achievement of Outrageous Importance That People Scroll By, Barely Impacted
    Artificial intelligence has arrived, and Brooklyn University students are using it to cheat in confounding and futuristically troubling ways. The Assistant Dean is begging the Executive Dean to provide guidance, but how can direction be given for a technology that evolves every 0.5 seconds? Is higher education any match for AI? Or is Brooklyn University on a one-way trip into madness?
  • Try for the Kingdom
    Three junkies living in an abandoned apartment in Brooklyn try to form a family to combat madness and violence. What ensues is a stylized romp through imaginations and dreams.
  • Hit The Wall
    Amir is the most famous graffiti artist in the world, but to stay out of jail, he must remain anonymous. His protégé, Rae, has great talent and is progressing, inching ever closer to tagging the perfect wall with her graffiti. Despite this, when the student threatens the teacher, things turn dire. Amir's sanity wanes. He begins wondering whether he's the central character in a play. Will Rae follow?
  • Adjust The Procedure (a Zoom play)
    It's early Fall 2020 and the pandemic consumes a Manhattan university. In addition to tracking rising cases of COVID on campus, the school's administrators face immigration problems, suicide threats, and professors losing their minds. But in the midst of all the madness, it's the internal bureaucratic battles that threaten the school's preservation. Over the course of two conflict-ridden...
    It's early Fall 2020 and the pandemic consumes a Manhattan university. In addition to tracking rising cases of COVID on campus, the school's administrators face immigration problems, suicide threats, and professors losing their minds. But in the midst of all the madness, it's the internal bureaucratic battles that threaten the school's preservation. Over the course of two conflict-ridden Zoom meetings, Adjust The Procedure gives audiences a rare peek into the business of higher education at a moment of multiple reckonings.
  • The Devil Is On The Loose With An Axe In Marshalltown
    16 characters. 2 murders. 1 chair.
  • Holy Moly
    The Flea Theater
    2016