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 collaboration from every discipline. The goal being to bring something honest, beautiful, or relevant to audiences in a powerful way. His work has often featured stylized movement, puppetry, ensemble creation, original music, dance,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 in The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music: Division of Musical Theatre, at The Catholic University of America.
*Associate Member of SDC.
News and Upcoming Performances
The Accident Bear
Director: A reading of a new play by Bob Bartlett presented in a NYC Laundromat, april 25th 2019
CUA MT Alumni come see the CUA MT class of 2019 in NYC April 8th at Theatre Row in NYC
Into the Light
Stage Director: Multiple Choral works produced by the Choral Arts Society of Washington featuring the NOW Orchestra and presented at The Dupont Underground
April 5th and 6th, 2019
9 to 5 the musical
Director: Musical by Dolly Parton produced by The Catholic University of America in the Hartke Theatre, Fall 2019
Director: Musical by Adam Gwon produced and presented at Next Stop Theatre Company, Va
February and March 2020
Jay D. Brock