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Upon graduation with a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo, Jay collaborated with Echo-Logical Theatre to create “Healthspell” an educational theatre product sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Jay was Company Manager for The National Tap Dance Company of Canada (1981-1984). The Tap Company toured most major theatre centres throughout Canada, the United States and Bermuda.

1989-1993 Jay designed and implemented a mobile stage project for the Ontario Lottery Corporation. The mobile stage was tractor-trailer unit with hydraulic stage, lights and sound for use at fairs, festivals and events.

From 1997-1998 Jay was special projects developer with The Gravenhurst Opera House. Jay founded ShowBizKidz a youth drama training program and “A Taste of Muskoka” a media event hosting travel writers from across Canada.

For 8 years (1999-2007) Jay was Marketing and Development Associate with Theatre Collingwood, a professional company producing primarily summer theatre seasons. Jay founded “Act Up” a youth drama training program and Jay worked as an actor with the company.

2008- 2018 Jay operated Pandora’s Sox-Puppets and Entertainment. 5 shows for seniors, 3 shows for children. Milestone: two tours of the Ottawa area in conjunction with the Puppets Up International Puppet Festival held in Almonte ON.

In 2016 Jay created “The Elocutioner” a one-man show for The Guelph Fringe Festival and a Christmas radio adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”. Jay also acted in Barrie’s Theatre-By-The-Bay production of “We Must Have More Men – the story of Barrie during The Great War”.

2017 Jay wrote, produced, directed “Guelph In Postcards: The McCrae Years 1872-1918” in partnership with the Guelph Civic Museum.

2018 Jay Directed “Mary’s Wedding” by Stephen Massicotte for Guelph Museum’s Backyard Theatre Project.

April 27, 2019 Jay launched JayWalking Guelph an historic walk and storytelling project.