Jacob Hirdwall (b. 1967) is a Swedish director, dramaturg and playwright, who works within film, radio and theatre.
Since 2001 he has been working at the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) in Stockholm. His plays have been staged various places in Sweden and abroad, for example in Oslo, Aarhus, Peking, Shanghai, New York and Reykjavik.
From 1994-2001 he worked as a dramaturg at the Gothenburg City Theatre, Folkteatern in Gothenburg, Stockholm City Theatre and the theatre academy in Stockholm.
He was co-founder of Dramaten’s stage Elverket in 2003 and responsible for its repertoire from 2003-2006.
In 2007 he established the political cultural think thank Det Osynliga (The Invisible) together with Stina Oscarson.
From 2011-2012 he worked as a consultant for Dramatikkens Hus in Oslo together with Jon Fosse among others.
In 2012 he started the independent theatre group Ensembleverket, which combines playwriting, dance and music.
As a director he has worked for Dramaten, Sveriges Radio, Teater Brunnsgatan 4 Parkteatern, Riksteatern and Ensembleverket.
Jacob Hirdwall is the initiator and leader of The Bergman Studio at Dramaten in Stockholm – a forum for development of texts supported by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and The Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival.