Jared has directed and written plays, and has also contributed as writer, director, producer, and/or dramaturg to performance pieces incorporating drama, object, movement, and media-based approaches, for venues around the world.
From 2005 to 2012, he co-directed the Rhodope International Theatre Laboratory, which brought artists together to create work with diverse forms and mythology from multiple countries each summer. From 2002-2004, he was resident playwright of the Nikolay Haytov Rhodope Drama Theatre in Smolyan, Bulgaria, where the Lab would be based. He has explored theatre-making and dramaturgical forms incorporating new media and interactive systems as a research artist for the UCLA Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) and its predecessor, UCLA’s HyperMedia Studio, since 2001, and has collaborated with the Centro Hipermediatico Experimental Latinoamericano (cheLA) in Buenos Aires since 2013.
Jared has directed and taught at a number of conservatories and universities, and has been a visiting faculty member at Bulgaria's Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, among others. 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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