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Bio


Jen

Anaya

Actor, Singer, Musician, Teacher

AEA  SAG-AFTRA


 

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Bio


Jen

Anaya

Actor, Singer, Musician, Teacher

AEA  SAG-AFTRA


 

 I'm as excited for what's ahead as JIm Thompson is to see Ploy!

I'm as excited for what's ahead as JIm Thompson is to see Ploy!

NEWS!!!

COMING UP THIS SUMMER/FALL: 

  • Woot! Getting to sing the music of Riley Thomas is my favorite! Come check out Defy Your Expectations a NYMF concert of new songs. Tickets here.

  • So honored and excited to be part of the U.S. premiere of the English/Spanish/Yiddish, Afro-Cuban/opera/music theatre hybrid Hatuey: Memory Of Fire. Peak Performances at Montclair State University won’t know what hit it. Join us September 14th-23rd. Tickets here.

  • Yay recording! In the studio in October to record some pieces from Stardust, a new musical adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beautiful novel.

  • Back to 54 Below to raise funds for the amazing ACLU. Cult Classic fun on October 3rd, don’t miss it! Info here.

  • More studio fun as we record some new songs for Can You Hear Me Baby?

JUST MISSED LAST SPRING:

 Oh no! You missed this cool stuff like Amada's father missed his target and shot her mother instead. Sigh...

Oh no! You missed this cool stuff like Amada's father missed his target and shot her mother instead. Sigh...

  • What up, Joe's Pub? Pumped to be a part of Thicker Than Water going up May 18th-20th in Joe's Pub at The Public. Tickets here.

  • OMG it's back to school with Theatre167's staged reading of the amazing Nic Grelli's incredible Private Catholic Mixtape '89-'01.
    Info here.

  • Thrilled to be joining forces with Prospect Theater Co. once again in the indescribably gorgeous One Thousand Nights and One Day by Marisa Michelson and Jason Grote, directed by Erin Ortman. Tickets here.


"HOW DID I GET HERE?"

A desert baby born and raised in the Arizona sun, Jen was singing long before speaking thanks to her parents, who gifted her a love of music and performance. The acting bug bit hard at the age of 6, when she was cast as a lamb in the Christmas pageant and realized that on stage you could be anything. 

After receiving a Music degree from Arizona State University, Jen set her sights on NYC. She lives for new work and has gotten to premiere plays and musicals all over NYC and on regional stages. Favorites include Tamar of the River, Angels, Zapata! The Musical, Temple of the Souls and Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo. Being on set of short films such as Martin Bowsfield and in web series like Making It, Mythos and How To Make It To 30 has also rocked her world. Jen's #1 goal is to do work that moves and inspires and tells the stories of those who have been ignored for too long. 

You will occasionally find her jamming out on her cello with various friends' bands, helping humans bring tiny humans into the world as a doula, singing to babies in Spanish with Mi Manzana, recording and directing voice overs and other fun things, doing energy and intuitive healing work, practicing guitar, writing stories and silly songs and making magic with Marisa Michelson's Constellation Chor Ensemble.


 Jamming out to El Jarabe Tapatio

Jamming out to El Jarabe Tapatio

 I'm a hugger.

I'm a hugger.

 Recording booths are kinda my jam...

Recording booths are kinda my jam...

 This is my cello, Vinnie. Short for Vicente Fernandez.

This is my cello, Vinnie. Short for Vicente Fernandez.