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jacob
storms

Actor / Writer / Director

SAG-AFTRA/AEA

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Internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor & writer

Jacob Storms is best known for his recurring role (Serge) on Steven Soderbergh & Gregory Jacobs' Amazon Original Series, Red Oaks.

Storms is also known for his portrayal of

young Tennessee Williams in his original solo play 
TENNESSEE RISING: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams

(United Solo Award for Best One-Man Show),

originally directed for the stage by Alan Cumming, 

which has played multiple engagements Off-Broadway and most recently at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a critically lauded, twenty-three (back-to-back) performance run with Assembly, garnering an Off-West End (Offie) Award nomination in addition to being shortlisted for the 

Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence

 

 Some of Jacob's favorite experiences include working with

legendary writer/director Amy Heckerling & producer Gregory Jacobs, iconic actor/writer/director Alan Cumming, acclaimed Indie-film screenwriter/director Hal Hartley, being handpicked by groundbreaking Beijing based multi-media installation artist Wang Jianwei to perform in his North American solo exhibition debut at The Guggenheim MuseumTime Temple,

mentoring under and performing with Thomas Lauderdale,

creator of the world-renowned "little orchestra" Pink Martini, 

and recording with iconic concert pianist (& protegé to

Vladimir HorowitzByron Janis & Carly Simon, in addition to a multi-year long performance collaboration with the late, beloved actor/writer/comedian, Taylor Negron.

 

On stage, Storms has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Guggenheim Museum, The Edinburgh Fringe FestivalBill T. Jones' New York Live Arts Theatre, BAM, The Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The National Arts ClubPICA: Time Based Art Festival as well as The New Orleans, Provincetown & St. Louis Tennessee Williams Festivals.

 

Jacob is also the youngest actor in the world to have  performed Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize winning

thirty-five character solo drama,

I Am My Own Wife.

He is a native of Oregon who calls New York home.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Storms gives a deliciously riveting and amusing performance."

-Backstage Magazine

"Storms' Tennessee Rising is a tour-de-force of great writing and stellar acting. It grabbed me from the first moment to the last! I loved it!"

-Amy Heckerling, Screenwriter/Film Director, Clueless, Look Who's Talking Trilogy

-The Theatre Times

"In Tennessee Rising, Jacob Storms embodies the very soul of Tennessee Williams. His perfectly structured play delves into the genesis of the deeply complex man who went on to become one of the theatre's greatest playwrights. An electrifying event not to be missed!" 

-Richard Ridge, Broadway World.com

"Tennessee Rising is a timeless piece thanks to Storms’ ability as an actor and writer to compel the audience’s full attention and entice them to voyeuristically observe the very private experiences young Williams goes through as well as inviting them to hear Williams’ personal ruminations on the events as they are happening to him."

-The Theatre Times

-Ken Page, Actor

"Rather than weigh the story down with verbosity, Jacob Storms uses wit, sexuality, ambition and—at key moments—vulnerability to reveal the person beneath the poet. Storms' striking resemblance to the young Williams seals the deal to make Tennessee Rising a fascinating and accomplished piece of theatre."

-Dick Scanlon, Writer/Lyricist of Thoroughly Modern Millie The Musical

 In Tennessee Rising, and in Storms’ brilliantly charismatic performance, it seems that we truly meet the writer himself, proud, beautiful, strong in his resistance to the rising tide of 1930’s fascism, and steely in his determination to write and to keep writing, at all costs.

-The Scotsman

"Jacob Storms has nailed the formula, because his bio-play on the immediate pre-fame years of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams is a touch of class."

-Fest Magazine

"Employing wry humor and an ironic sense of wit, Storms ensures his crowd needn’t work hard to imagine itself in the shoes of the late dramatist. Engaging throughout and tightly packed with well researched information, Tennessee Rising tackles heavy subjects at a digestible pace, the result is a satisfying hour of succinct historical storytelling." 

-The List Magazine

“Elegantly exploring his formative years, Storms is affable and debonair as Williams, regaling his audience and dropping names all over the shop. Storms is a very capable storyteller and performer, deftly evoking both Williams’ theatrical milieu and a sense of America during the war years towards the playwright’s first major success.”

-The Stage UK

Tennessee Rising is thoroughly entertaining as well as an education about a playwright who, in many ways, became his own most iconic character. This little-examined period of Williams’ life exposes so many of the autobiographical aspects that are woven into his work, Storms has done the world a real service by bringing this show to light.”

-The Queer Review

"Mister Storms has mastered his subject and his text. He’s easy to watch and engaging in the character he has created. There is much to be learned about Williams (in Tennessee Rising)." 

-The British Theatre Guide

"Storms embodies the playwright with an intoxicating blend of charm and vulnerability."

-Gay City News

"Tennessee Rising was a history lesson and an emotional journey, and Storms brought his commanding performance and insight into Williams' life to the stage. Williams produced some of the most significant literature of his time, and Tennessee Rising pays homage to this prominent writer. Audiences should praise Storms' and Cumming’s production."

-Front Row Center

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