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Naomi Jacobson

By Wes Calkin

Naomi Jacobson has been a Woolly company member for years. Woolly credits include The Unmentionables, Vigils, Kvetch, Goodnight Desdemona – Good Morning, Juliet, Free Will & Wanton Lust (all Helen Hayes nominations), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (premiere), The Clean House, Full Circle, Heaven, Big Love, Psychic Life Of Savages, Dead Funny, Civilization (Or All You Can Eat), Patience, Maria Stuart, Strindberg in Hollywood, Life During Wartime, Raised in Captivity. Naomi works all over the DC area including Shakespeare Theatre Company (over 10 productions), Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, Olney Theatre Center, The Kennedy Center as well as regionally at The Goodman Theatre (Chicago), Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Naomi’s received a 2009 Lunt Fontanne Fellowship, two Helen Hayes Awards, a dozen Helen Hayes nominations, an Individual Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts, and an MFA from Temple University. She’s taught for many universities in the area, coaches Corporate Public Speaking and Voice Overs for NPR, Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian, as well as any TV and film that falls into her lap.