acting

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. 

Here in the Twin Cities, Jay has performed with nationally acclaimed theaters, including Penumbra Theatre Company, Theater Latté Da, the Jungle Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Mixed Blood Theater, Open Eye Figure Theater, the Moving Company, and more.

 

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 collaborator with The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Playwrights' Center.

Jay is one half of WE ARE MARRIED, alongside collaborator Shelby Rose Richardson. 

Stay tuned for WAM's official launch and season announcement in January 2022.

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Jay's acting resume