From 2005 to 2012, he co-directed the Rhodope International Theatre Laboratory, which brought artists together to create work incorporating drama, object, movement, and media-based approaches and mythology from multiple countries each summer. From 2002 to 2004, he was resident playwright of the Nikolay Haytov Rhodope Drama Theatre in Smolyan, Bulgaria, where the Lab would be based.
He has experimented with theatre-making, filmmaking and new forms of storytelling using emerging media systems—with organizations such as cheLA in Buenos Aires since 2013 and UCLA REMAP (senior research artist, 2011–2020). He was a resident artist with REMAP's predecessor, UCLA’s HyperMedia Studio, from 2001 to 2003.
Jared has also conducted workshops at a number of cultural institutions, and previously directed and taught as a visiting faculty member at conservatories and universities, including Bulgaria's Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Among his early jobs, he was assistant to Bulgarian director Mladen Kiselov, with whom he had studied at Carnegie Mellon (BFA Directing), and then to American dramaturg Leon Katz, with whom he would later study at UCLA (MFA Playwriting).
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