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Jacob Zimmer is a dramaturge, director, writer and performer whose work has shown in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, St John’s, Saint John and Montreal. Born in Cape Breton and growing up in Halifax, Jacob now lives in Toronto. Jacob is the artistic director of Small Wooden Shoe, which is a company in residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and was named one of the top ten Toronto theatre artists in 2007 by NOW Magazine. In 2009, Small Wooden Shoe’s Dedicated to the Revolutions will premiere at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto and then travel to Cardiff (Chapter Arts Centre) and Calgary (High Performance Rodeo.) Jacob also works extensively in dance as the Resident Dramaturge and Animateur at Dancemakers in Toronto and in an on-going dramaturgical collaboration with choreographer Ame Henderson/ Public Recordings as well as being a co-director of HUB 14. Jacob’s writing has been published in Canadian Theatre Review (Issues 119, 126) and C Magazine. He has worked as a dramaturge for choreographers Valerie Calam and Sally Morgan and theatre makers Dustin Harvey and the One Reed Theatre Ensemble. Jacob was a member of the inaugural year of the Canadian Stage Company’s BASH: Artist Development Program and is currently a member of Theatre Passe Muraille’s Sounding Board. He has lead composition and performance workshops in Halifax, Toronto and St John’s. Jacob studied at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and in 2004 he was a technical intern with The Wooster Group and studied Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York.