As a budding director, Jacob Bernado's most recent project was "Patchwork," a collaborative performance in support of the Sean Humphrey House. This event "wove" together different mediums of art including contemporary classical art song, spoken monologues, and visual art inspired by or related to the AIDS epidemic. The performance featured musical works based on the 1992 NAMES Project AIDS Quilt Songbook, monologues from award-winning plays about the American AIDS epidemic, and visual art by painter Frank Moore. All donations received at the event went directly to Sean Humphrey House, a charity organization in Bellingham that provides care and housing to low income individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Preview video for Patchwork: A collaborative performance in support of Sean Humphrey House, directed by Jacob Bernado. Video by Sarah Jane Edmonds. May 2018.

Explore the program for "Patchwork" by clicking through the gallery below:

A recording of the full performance of "Patchwork" can be found here

 

In January 2018, Jacob directed a scene from Mozart's Così fan tutte. The opera's themes of gender roles were explored through the lens of the American university Greek system. 

“Sento, O Dio” quintet from Così fan tutte, directed by Jacob Bernado. January 2018.