Area of Study
Class of 2022
Jacob Musgrove (he/they) is a queer director, writer, and choreographer who believes that the key to great storytelling is trust. Trust between the director and designers, the actors and director, and most importantly trust between the production and the audience. Born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, Jacob started his theatrical career performing in musicals at a community theatre in town. It was there that he learned the importance of trust and honest collaboration. As Jacob progressed into high school, they discovered their interest in directing and they began to hone their skills as a leader and collaborator. It wasn’t until they were accepted into the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama that they discovered their passion for physical theatre and embodied storytelling. As a student at CMU, Jacob has trained in Bogart’s Viewpoints, Stanislavski method acting and directing, as well as several dramaturgical methods. As a sophomore, he served as the assistant director on two season productions. Last year, Jacob directed a digital production for the New Works series in the School of Drama’s spring season and Jacob’s time in the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama culminated with a sold-out run of his capstone production of Buchner’s Woyzeck.