Arts as Community Work

Arts as Community Work with Jacob Janssen of Third Avenue Playworks (TAP)

Artists are care workers, not unlike nurses or teachers. Those who work in the arts provide spiritual, emotional, celebratory support, and energy in our communities.

Jacob Janssen serves as the Artistic Director of the iconic Third Avenue Playworks, in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Janssen has over a decade of professional producing experience at theatres such as Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, and Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, DC. He is also a leader in developing new works. He is also the founder and former Artistic Director of Plimoth Players in Plymouth, MA. Originally from Kiel, Wisconsin, Jacob holds a BFA in Acting (UW-Stevens Point) and an MFA in Directing (DePaul University).