His two scripts, "The Greatest" and "Cloudy All Day" were finalists at Actors Theatre of Louisville National 10-Minute Play Contest.
He lives in New York and has written three screenplays about post-modern urban lifestyle.
I was a late baby, arriving at 11:30 on Thanksgiving night to my mother at 40, according to Mom. I was late for everything. I started school a year late, arrived at Sunday School late and would have to walk into the room as everybody watched, I was silent for so much of my early childhood that my mom and grandmother thought I was retarded. I never really got around to learning how to balance on a bicycle, or swim til I was in my teens. I graduated High School a year after everybody else because I just could not figure out what was going on with Calculus, and subsequently had to make it up.
Jake watched a few of them, all masked up, hitting cautious tennis balls with their racquets out on the softball field in Inwood Hill Park, the masks all a various combination of cowboy bandanas, medical grade coverings, and slinky black stretchy things that sling around the ears, and even plain white table napkins tied behind the neck. Since the park officials had closed the courts and taken away the nets, they were all wondering where they were going to go. The tennis courts themselves were no great accomplishment, basically just green paint and white lines on concrete next to two basketball courts, and near a twenty-foot high concrete wall that served the handball court.