Jay's directorial work has been described by the press as,"theatrically inventive," "quite powerful," and "with very strong applause." Jay has been working nationally as a freelance director of plays, musicals and operas for over twenty years and currently resides in Washington, DC. His portfolio contains a wide range of credits including modern plays, musicals, operas, classical theatre, and he is always excited to take on the specific challenges of new works.
Jay particularly enjoys directing projects that present an opportunity to facilitate a conversation. He believes that this conversation begins with the director and the other collaborating artists and is then expressed through the work of the actor. Jay utilizes inspiration and ideas from all sources and seeks input from every discipline. The goal being to bring something honest, beautiful, and relevant to audiences in a powerful way. His work has often featured stylized movement, puppetry, ensemble creation, original music, dance, interdisciplinary arts, and multi-media.
Jay's directing has been described by the media as
"keeping you on the edge of your seat"
Jay is currently an Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and chair of Music Performance in The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, & Art at The Catholic University of America.
News and Upcoming Performances
Jay was recently named the chair of the Department of Music Performance at The Catholic University of America effective July 1st, 2019
9-5 the Musical
Director: Musical by Dolly Parton produced by The Catholic University of America in the Hartke Theatre, Fall 2019
The Fourth Estate
Director: Reading of a new musical with orchestra by John Fritz presented at
The Catholic University of America, DC. November 9th
Director: Musical by Adam Gwon produced and presented at Next Stop Theatre Company, Va
February and March 2020
A Poet's Love: It's Complicated
Stage Director: by Robert Schuman based on his song cycle: Dichterliebe, produced by the New Orchestra of Washington, DC February 2020
CUA MT Alumni come see the CUA MT class of 2020 in NYC March 26th at
Actors Connection in NYC
Jay D. Brock