Jay holds a BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing.
He has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 2015.
Since 2011, Jay has worked in film (Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures), television (ABC, Showtime), and theaters as large as Radio City Music Hall and as small as your living room.
He has been immensely lucky to have had the opportunity to work and play with some of his favorite contemporary theatre-makers and collectives, to whom he owes his love of bold, collaborative, groundbreaking theatre. These include 600HIGHWAYMEN, Liz Swados, Talvin Wilks, Lear DeBessonet, Leigh Silverman, Mark Rylance & Claire Van Kampen, Will Davis, Richard Foreman, and Taylor Mac, among others.
In addition to his work as an actor, Jay also brings a keen dramaturgical eye to developmental processes for works-in-progress, and he has been a frequent workshop collaborator with The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, the Playwrights' Center, Ars Nova, Bushwick Starr, and more.
Alongside collaborator Shelby Richardson, Jay co-founded WeAreMarried (WAM), a trans-led, for-profit experimental performance company that creates and produces original clown shows, and contributes to a healthy, vibrant artist economy by paying artists thriving wages. To learn more about WAM, visit www.wearemarried.org.