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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!

SPRING HAS ARRIVED: 

  • And with it, a very exciting NY Madness. The theme is Metamorphosis. The playwrights are all Latinx humans. I’m in Migration Patterns by the incredible Monet Hurst-Mendoza which touches on themes very close to my heart. There could be no better way to start out the season for this Latinx weirdo.

JUST MISSED LAST 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...

  • 2019 is shaping up to be busy and awesome!!! Honored to join the company of NY Madness this year! Starting out the season with 2 incredible pieces by Amina Henry and Nico Grelli on January 27th. Event info/tickets here.

  • Super excited to be a part of Musical Theatre Factory’s 4x15 on February 3rd in Promesa by Noemi de la Puente and David Davila. To be in a Mariachi musical that spans 3 generations of Latinx women in just a dream come true. Come check it out! Tickets here.

  • Recording some gorgeous music for Miriam Pultro’s new musical in development. Keep an eye out for a reading this summer!

  • February 22nd will see Constellation Chor performing at Spectrum. Our first performance since September’s stint at Lincoln Center. Event info here.

  • Mark your calendars! Constellation Chor is performing with at The Kitchen on March 1st and 2nd as a part of the amazing Claire Chase’s Density 2036 part vi. Only 2 nights and they’ll sell fast! Get tickets here.

  • Get ready for some serious competition with Velodrome’s 3rd annual All Guts And Some Glory scene competition! Doing a wonderful piece by W.M. Akers at Theater For The New City on March 11th. Tix and info here


"HOW DID I GET HERE?"

A desert baby born and raised in the Arizona sun, Jen was singing long before speaking thanks to their parents, who gifted them a love of music and performance. The acting bug bit hard at the age of 6, when they were 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 their sights on NYC. They lives for new work and have 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 their 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 them 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.