13th cycle
YEAR: 2024

The Reservoir

Jake Brasch
A lost, queer, neurotic mess of a twenty-something moves home to get sober. Struggling with memory loss, he finds unlikely allies in his four grandparents.
CITY: Brooklyn,NY
"Jake writes the best grandparents."
- Artistic Director David Winitsky


Denver Center New Play Summit


National Jewish Playwriting Contest


Jake Brasch (he/they) is a writer + actor + composer + clown and a graduating playwright in the Juilliard SchoolÕs Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. Jake is a finalist for the 2023-2024 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and a semi-finalist for the 2024 Page 73 fellowship. His play The Reservoir was commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Science & Technology Project, presented in the 2023 Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center, and won the 2024 Jewish Plays Contest at the Jewish Plays Project. Their work has been developed by New York Stage & Film, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Farm Theater, ArtHouse Inkubator, Letter of Marque, Eden Theatre Company, and LAByrinth Theatre Company. He is currently under commission from the EST/Sloan Project and The Farm TheaterÕs College Collaboration Project. They’re a proud graduate of EST/Youngblood, The Farm Theater’s Development Workshop, and The LAByrinth Intensive Ensemble. As a composer, Jake has written music and lyrics for several films, plays, and podcasts. He works as a birthday party clown in the tri-state area and is currently developing a series based on his clowning career. BFA from NYU-Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing/New Studio on Broadway).