Jesse Jou, M.F.A.
Office: Maedgen Theatre 246
Originally from Houston, TX, Jesse Jou works primarily on new and contemporary plays. Some favorite projects include SAY YOU HEARD MY ECHO with spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (HERE Arts Center); THE BETROTHED by Dipika Guha and NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM by Jennifer Haley (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Cape Cod, MA); THE TENS (Actors Theatre of Louisville); and ZEN TIES by Y York (The Rose Theatre, Omaha, NE). He has developed new work at the Lark Play Development Center; the New York International Fringe Festival; The Kitchen Theatre Co. (Ithaca, NY); and the Yale Cabaret. He was the Artistic Director of the 2010 Yale Summer Cabaret and served as the Staff Repertory Director of The Acting Company. He is an alumnus of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project; the Drama League's Directors Project; the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; and the Civilians R&D Group. Jesse received his MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama. He is currently on faculty at Texas Tech University.
BA, Psychology, Rice University
MFA, Theatre Directing, Yale School of Drama