Texas Tech University

Jesse Jou

Assistant Professor - Directing
Theatre and Dance

Email: jesse.jou@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-1784

Office: Development 102

Originally from Houston, TX, Jesse Jou spent several years as a freelance theater director based in New York City, where he worked primarily on new or contemporary plays. Favorite projects include SAY YOU HEARD MY ECHO with spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (HERE); THE BETROTHED by Dipika Guha and NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM by Jennifer Haley (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Cape Cod, MA); THE NETFLIX PLAYS (Ars Nova); and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota, FL). His work has also been seen 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. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Jesse Jou

Degrees Held:

BA, Psychology, Rice University

MFA, Theatre Directing, Yale School of Drama