Jason Jacobs (Early Years Company) is a graduate theatre maker from UCT who has produced a range of work that contributed to his success, which includes stage management for Aja Marneweck’s ‘Plot 99: The 21st Century Prophecy Show’(2011) and Sandra Temmingh’s ‘Mirakel’(2013). He also performed alongside Sjaka September in ‘Ouma’ at both Out the Box Festival and KKNK in 2013. He was co-designer for ‘Uhm’ and also portrayed the role of Sol Plaatje. ‘Uhm’ received best writing at the National Arts School Festival and was nominated for a Fleur du Cap for best new director. His recent production was an Afrikaans physical theatre piece titled ‘Kalahari Swan’ inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Jacobs wrote, directed and performed in this production. Jacobs is very passionate about community development in the West Coast and Northern Cape. He recently founded KleiSand, a youth theatre arts movement based in Cape Town, with the hopes of reaching out to these communities.