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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 WINTER: 

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...

  • Honored to be joining a terrific cast for a workshop reading of the amazing Nic Grelli's new play a priori, a posteriori. February 11th, 2pm at The Tank. 
  • Getting ready to hit the recording studio again, this time to play cello on Case Watson's new EP Banshee
  • Super excited to revisit two of Marisa Michelson's incredible pieces in her Desire/Divinity Project with Constellation Chor.  Sappho Fragments and Song Of Song Of Songs will fill your heart, blow your mind and take your breath away. Running February 1-3 at Judson Church. Get your tickets here. 
  • I get to play guitar and sing at the 2018 Tank-aret Kickoff party! Join us as we give you "a taste of something different". Saturday January 19th, tickets here

JUST MISSED LAST AUTUMN:

  • Performed with Constellation Chor in Experiments in Form on December 14th Info here.
  • Returned to the river with the amazing cast of Tamar Of The River as we give a reunion concert at 54 Below Nov. 1st. Check out the teaser-->
  • Put on an impromptu cabaret at the Tank. It's a Tankaret! Made my solo/cabaret debut with an intimate, intense and funny piece about the ultimate drug, love. Tickets here.
  • Had a blast working with some amazing artists on a reading of the new musical, The Workshop
  • Got to spend an amazing day in the studio recording vocals for Can You Hear Me, Baby?
  • Wonderful time shooting the music video to I Simply Want To Be Dead from Sappho Fragments by Marisa Michelson. Video shot by the incredible Paul Lieber and starring Kalli Samidou and Tamrin Goldberg. Check out stills from the video below: 

    "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.