Symposium

Yacob, Antu

  • Antu Yacob
  • Theater Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

 Bio: Antu Yacob was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia and raised in San Francisco and Minnesota. She received her MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She was last seen onstage in the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival’s premiere of her one woman show In the Gray in New York. Antu’s theater credits include Risen from the Dough (Sam French OOB Short Play Festival-Winner) Mourning Sun (Theatre 167 and Kampala International Theatre Festival), In the Continuum original national tour (Primary Stages), Stepping out of the River at Dawn, Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World and A Jew on Ethiopia Street (Mixed Blood Theatre), Holiday Jubilee (Crossroads Theatre), Crowns (The Theater Project), The House That Crack Built (Pillsbury House Theatre) and No Longer at Ease (Pangea World Theater). She also served as the voice of Zema in the BBC adapted radio play Shadowbahn. Her film & television credits include Signs of Aging, Daredevil, Night Comes On, Gypsy, Law & Order: SVU, Conjure, Eminent Domain, and Walking in Circles. As a playwright, her work has been featured in the Kampala International Theatre Festival (2016-Uganda), Theatre 167 (NYC), Project Y Theatre’s New York New Playwrights Festival (2013-NYC). Readings of work have been presented at the inaugural NowAfrica Playwrights Festival at Tisch-NYU, Crossroads Theatre, CoLAB Arts, and Project Y Theatre. She teaches Acting at Baruch College and Rutgers University. Thanks to The One, The Angels & The Ancestors. www.antuyacob.com