Friday, July 30, 2010


So, what's up?


Having a lot of really nice things said about Sally and Glen at The Palace. I think it's been pretty darn good. Just a few more appearances, and then we're putting Glen to bed as well. As it is.

Bert Osborne said nice things. Wendell Brock said nice things. Brad Rudy said nice things. Curt Holman didn't talk about us very much, but pick up the latest newsstand edition of Creative Loafing if you want to see the biggest picture of me that has ever been in any publication ever. Pretty crazy, huh?


For a guy that doesn't have a day job, my time is starting to fill up, which is pretty great. We had our first rehearsal for Midsummer at The Tavern on Wednesday, and it was just great fun. So excited to work with all of those people.

On top of that, it looks like there may be another play sneaking in between Midsummer and Middle School The Musical. I will let you know when I have full confirmation on it, but it IS at a place that I have worked before. And we are having to do some shuffling to make it happen. It seems like it's all going to work out, so keep your fingers crossed.

On top of that, Kidstuf is going to be starting up again soon, and I'm trying to write more, which is giving my brain quite the workout. Let's see where it all leads.


I have my first audition for a gig next year coming up in a week or two. You know me, blogfriend. I like to lock down stuff as soon as I possibly can. As I have said before, let's just hope that this next year is just as populated with jobs as this past year has been.


A few plugs!

Some friends of mine have been working on a movie called Revelation Trail. They just released the new trailer. I think it looks fantastic. You should watch

Another friend, Angie Gregory just had her film, Goodbye, Wendell accepted into the Glen Rose Neo·Relix Film Festival. Excitement for her.

I'm sure there will be more. I'm excited for my school friends. Very lucky to have gone to school with such great folks.


My Dad is coming to see Sally and Glen tonight. First show he's seen since The Lost Colony. Hope I don't blow it.


I feel like there was something else. Perhaps it will come to me.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nice things that were said about me in Sally and Glen at The Palace

Here are any comments that I'm seeing for Sally and Glen at The Palace for The Essential Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

"You have to admire...the winning performances of Kate Graham (Sally) and Jacob York (Glen). York is a wonderful comedic actor who ultimately reveals his character’s tenderness and vulnerability ... Graham and York are two young performers to watch."
- Wendell Brock - Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Atlanta, GA

"Sally and Glen at the Palace is ... warmly realized by director Ellen McQueen and co-stars Jacob York and Kate Graham. The thoughtful and sensitive performances by York and Graham [prove] that bigger doesn’t always mean better."
- Bert Osborne - Sunday Paper - Atlanta, GA

"It doesn't hurt that Sally and Glen are given such vivid performances by Kate Graham and Jacob York. Glen is almost a "before" view of the character Mr. York recently played in "reasons to be pretty," obsessive and driven, earnest and naive, intelligent and clueless, all at the same time, and he is absolutely perfect in it."
- Brad Rudy - Atlanta Theatre Buzz (Archived at
- Atlanta, GA

Nice things that were said about me previously...

I decided I needed a place to toss all of the nice things people have said about me, so here it is. If you want to keep up, feel free to check out the Nice Things People Have Said About Me label here.

Please note - All reviews are from professional theatres.

From The Faustus Project #14 for Crooked Twilight Theatre in Orlando, Florida.

"Jacob York is quite good as Doctor Faustus... Both York and Howard make it quite entertaining with their grand performances."
- Michael W. Freeman - The Ledger - Lakeland, FL

From The Lost Colony at The Waterside Theatre in Manteo, North Carolina.

"Director Jane McCulloch has cast ... accomplished stage veterans (narrator Greg London; Jacob York as fiery Spanish seafarer Simon Fernando)..."
- Julie York Coppens (No relation...) - Charlotte Observer (Archived Copy Available for a fee) - Charlotte, NC

"Lastly, but not 'leastly,' a charmingly evil Simon Fernando dashingly done to a beautiful turn by Jacob York. I do so love a good Simon Fernando!"
- Pat B. Fearing - The Coastland Times - Manteo, NC

Everything past this point will be somewhere under the aforementioned label.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Reply All. It kills me. It does.


What's up, blogfriend!? I'll tell YOU what's up!


This week, I'm opening Sally and Glen at The Palace (I keep wanting to type Palance...) for Essential Theatre Festival. I'm excited to get it on it's feet, even though there's one terrible, terrible picture of me in the promo pics. I swear, I don't have a double chin that bad in real life. Swear.

It's been an interesting process. Like I said in the video preview, this is a guy who is so much like who I was in high school and college. Putting on his shoes, has been incredibly easy and incredibly difficult at the same time. I think we're going to be good. Come see it.


Up next, we've got Midsummer. I need to start working on my lines for that...


Things went down with my day job! I am no longer working there. As is life. I need an agent even more than before.


I have three auditions coming up in the next couple of weeks. Two in Atlanta (Lobby Hero for Pinch n' Ouch again and Unnecessary Farce for Stage Door Players) and one in Alabama for Alabama Shakespeare. It's not exaggeration to say that auditioning for them has been a dream I've had for a while, so I'm very excited about this opportunity.


How are you, blogfriend? How are you?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nice things that were said about me for reasons to be pretty

This is mostly for my own personal edification. Check out the reviews if you want to see nice things that were said about the production. Also, in case I need to prove to myself and my parents that I was, once, good in something, here it is. Real content forthcoming.

"York neatly captures how the unassuming slacker shakes off his go-along-to-get-along passivity."
- Curt Holman - Creative Loafing

"York does a really nice job of...showing how the character does mature."
- Curt Holman - Air Loaf

"...the four-character drama hinges on the ingratiating performance of Jacob York as Greg..."
- Bert Osborne - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"But this is Greg’s story, and Jacob York is a tremendously likable actor, mining the lines for every confused nuance, for every befuddled laugh, for every through-the-heart misunderstanding. He plays exceedingly well with his cast mates, and I look forward to seeing more of his work."
- Brad Rudy - Atlanta Theatre Buzz (Archived at

First lead in Atlanta is in the books and done with. Here's to a couple more. The Dirty is treating me well this year. Keep on keepin' on.