Jacob Juntunen is an alum from Ohio University, and currently the head of playwriting at Southern Illinois University. His play, JOAN’S LAUGHTER, opens tonight at SIU and runs April 3 – April 6.
On Monday, March 24th, Juntunen attended a book release at the Tony-award-winning Drama Bookshop in NYC where the anthology Plays for Two (Vintage) had a preview performance and book signing. His ten-minute play Saddam’s Lions is included in the volume, which also includes David Ives’ VENUS IN FUR currently enjoying a successful run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
On Thursday, March 27th, his short play SEE HIM? was performed around the world as part of the Belarusian Dream Theater, a collaboration of 18 theaters in 13 countries. SEE HIM? was performed at Southern Illinois University (where he also produced the evening), The Global Theatre Project in Los Angeles and Florence, The Troika Collective in Vancouver, Stage Left in Chicago, the European Humanities University in Vilnius, and at TLS Frankfurt.