Jak is a graduateof Stockholm University (1997) where he studied English Literature. Born in Sweden, Jakob has been a Cairo based practitioner of social theatre since 2001. During that time he has been part of creating a great number of street theatre plays that have travelled widely all over Egypt. Simultaneously, he has been teaching drama to children and educators in Alexandria, Cairo, Fayum, Sohag and Qena Governorates.
His theatrical education is completely practical, and he has gained important skills by working in object theatre productions with Théâtre Bouldegum, later doing street clowning with "Clowns Without Borders", as well as with his colleagues in the ongoing collective and creative process: Red Tomato.