Jake made his American stage debut in the Off Broadway production of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, written by Nick Payne and directed by Michael Longhurst at the Roundabout Theatre. Provocative, insightful and laced with fresh humor it is an entertaining look at a regular family stuck somewhere between knowing what the problem is… and doing something about it. Fifteen-year-old Anna’s weight makes her a natural target for bullies. When her mom transfers Anna to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, it only makes things worse. Anna’s environmentalist dad, determined to finish his new book and save the planet, is no help at all. Just as Anna gets suspended for retaliating with a head-butt, her estranged uncle Terry arrives unannounced. A heartbroken drifter with the mouth of a sailor, Terry reaches out to Anna in a way that no one ever has. Their unexpected friendship sends her parents’ rocky marriage into a tailspin as the whole family wonders, what–or who–really needs saving? - 

This Is Our Youth

Opened on March 1st, 2002 and ran through April 20th, 2002

Venue: Garrick Theatre in London

Co-stars: Anna Paquin and Hayden Christensen.

Jake Gyllenhaal


Jake makes his Broadway debut in the first American production of Constellations, a new play by Nick Payne. Michael Longhurst directs. This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know, delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.


Opens on January 13th, 2015 and runs through March 15th, 2015

Venue: Manhattan Theatre Club

Co-stars: Ruth Wilson

If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet

Opened on September 20th, 2012 and ran through November 25th, 2012

Venue: The Roundabout Theatre

Co-stars: Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez, and Brían F. O’Byrne.


Jake made his stage debut in Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth directed by Laurence Boswell at London's Garrick Theatre, A tragi-comedy about young people's reaction to an increasingly materialistic society, This Is Our Youth follows a weekend in the life of three privileged but wayward youngsters from New York's Upper West Side, who go on a spending binge with stolen money.