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Ace’s own actor and playwright Jesse Jensen created some serious magic in New York a few weeks ago with his one-night-only performance “The Untold Story of John Wilkes Booth.”  

The one-man play, written by Jensen and directed by Adam Knight of Slant Theater Project, takes a unique and piercing look into the soul of America’s most notorious assassin. Jensen as John Wilkes Booth is charming, intense, intimate and even funny, as he exposes the complex life and times of the once famous actor and what drove him to shoot the President.

People came, they laughed, they cried, and apparently they are asking for more.

Go Jesse. We will be keeping our eyes open for the future of your play.


Jesse Jensen, one of the handsome faces at Ace New York, is an actor, writer, and director,  and has been given a full scholarship to study theater at The Old Globe in California. He just finished a novella called “Jake: The Story of a Young Man Who Might Change the World,” wherein Jake returns home after wars abroad to experience an unanticipated awakening while assimilating back into civilian life — all of which takes place in a gritty near-future named the P.W. We’re delighted that Jesse will be reading from his book tomorrow at the hotel before he departs to the West Coast where he’ll be getting an MFA, reuniting with his independent art company,The BAGAVAGABONDS, and sailing into the gritty far-future on his seemingly endless creative drive.  Jake is his first book.

Art by Sam Owens

Jesse Jensen, one of the handsome faces at Ace New York, is an actor, writer, and director, and has been given a full scholarship to study theater at The Old Globe in California. He just finished a novella called “Jake: The Story of a Young Man Who Might Change the World,” wherein Jake returns home after wars abroad to experience an unanticipated awakening while assimilating back into civilian life — all of which takes place in a gritty near-future named the P.W.

We’re delighted that Jesse will be reading from his book tomorrow at the hotel before he departs to the West Coast where he’ll be getting an MFA, reuniting with his independent art company,The BAGAVAGABONDS, and sailing into the gritty far-future on his seemingly endless creative drive.
 
Jake is his first book.

Art by Sam Owens


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