writer | composer | performer | sometimes visual artist
Jay Eddy earned her MA in Music Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London. Recently, she was named a Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellow by The New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been presented in London, Edinburgh, New York, New Haven, and Maine; as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival, the 2015 Fringe Encore Series at Soho Playhouse, and the 2014 and 2016 Portland Fringe Festivals; and in residency at The Dragon's Egg and The Barn Arts Collective. Her poetry has been published in Tikkun Magazine.
Her work as a generative artist has been called, “a rasping hoot…coarse, abrasive and a little bit brilliant,“and “a joy to listen to…a beautiful tapestry of sound.” Works-in-progress include: The Girl from Bare Cove, based on her own experience as a survivor of sexual violence; a rock show about doomed love, suicide, and selling your soul to the devil called 28; and Block, a ballad play—very loosely based on Hamlet—about three ‘Off the Derech’ Jews returning to their Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood, featuring a mix of original music and reimagined Yiddish folk songs.
Recent roles include: Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Lyric Hall and Sybil in Private Lives at Legacy Theatre. OnStage called her performance in Cabaret, “magnetic, feral and heartbreaking...fresh and unique, all wide eyes and exposed nerve. She’s Kate McKinnon on a cocaine bender. She’s a revelation,” and the New Haven Independent said, “Jay Eddy as Sally Bowles brings down the house.”