Jacob Rivera-Sanchez graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in May 2015 with his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Theatre, receiving multiple honors including Magna Cum Laude and Mr. Texas Wesleyan. Jacob received the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship which granted him a full ride to Texas Wesleyan.
As an undergraduate student, Jacob was involved both onstage and backstage for more than 15 Theatre Wesleyan productions and served as the work study assistant to the prior theatre business managers from 2011 to 2015. Jacob's onstage appearances in Wesleyan productions included Cabaret, A Man For All Seasons, Certificate of Death, Into The Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Survivor and Rent, and the off-Broadway Playmarket readings of Positive and Graham's Grail in New York City.
Jacob directed two productions for Theatre Wesleyan: How Many To Tango?, which was a directing class project, and Fuddy Meers, Jacob's mainstage senior project.
Jacob is currently an Equity Membership Candidate through Actors' Equity Association and has appeared onstage in several regional productions including Casa Mañana's productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat.
Also working as a freelance theatre artist across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Jacob currently serves as a Member At-Large on the board for the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County and most recently directed Baby: The Musical for Music Place Mansfield Studio Theatre, served as assistant director and stage manager for Legally Blonde: The Musical with Grand Prairie Arts Council, and appeared onstage in The Firehouse Theatre's The Drowsy Chaperone.
As part of the Fall 2020 season, Jacob will be directing Theatre Wesleyan's production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. This academic year marks his 5th calendar year as the business manager and sixth academic year of Theatre Wesleyan's production program.