Jacob Ruscoe

Jacob Ruscoe
Dr. Jacob Ruscoe has been involved with local theatre in Sarasota for the last several decades. Jacob has spent time serving on the Board of Directors for Virtuoso Inc and Rise Above Performing Arts. As an Artistic Director, he has had the privilege of producing such shows as The Addams Family, Grease, Into the Woods, All My Sons, 13 the Musical, the Florida Premiere of The Love Note and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Jacob is an educator for the local school system and has helped several schools in their development of a performing arts program. He also oversees multiple award-winning show choirs including one that was award Grand National Champions in 2018.

In 2004, Jacob had his play, Outside the Box professionally produced before a national youth camp. He has written several scripts and monologues that have been performed nationwide. His love of writing began at an early age and has been awarded such honors as Best Overall Playwright and Best Political Commercial Script at statewide festivals.

Jacob obtained his Doctoral degree in Administration and has a deep passion to see the growth and development of the performing arts throughout our community. His wife Serenity is a teacher at Oak Park School and his children both attend local performing arts schools here in Sarasota.



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BWW Review: SHREK JR. at The Players Centre For The Performing Arts
May 31, 2019

The Players Centre for Performing Arts concluded its Players Kids' Season with a hilarious production of Shrek Jr. This show was a prime example of the exceptional young talent that exists in our community. It is a marvelous thing to be able to go see a production of all young people and not be disappointed. Shrek Jr. certainly achieves this.

BWW Review: HONK at Venice Theatre Full of Family Fun
May 16, 2019

Venice Theatre is kicking the summer off right with its fun, energetic production of Honk. This Anthony Drewe and George Stiles musical based on the story of the Ugly Duckling, reminds us that it is alright to be different. Honk follows Ugly in his journey to find himself and a place of belonging. Seen as an outcast by his siblings and his father, Drake, Ugly is befriended by the Cat whose sole ambition is to eat Ugly.