Musical Theater

Jay Adana

Jay is a Los Angeles transplant, 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, and 2019 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow. She met Zeniba Britt at the #BARS workshop at The Public Theater founded by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, where they developed an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved. They became residency writers there under the supervision of Jeanie O’Hare developing The Loophole, an American Civil War musical. They were commissioned to present part of it at the Public Theater as part of the 50th Anniversary of Hair celebration. She also wrote the lyrics for The Woodsman (New World Stages) and contributed music and lyrics to Jeff Augustin’s The Last Tiger in Haiti (Berkeley Rep/La Jolla Playhouse). BFA Acting Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase.

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