Boasting an extensive theatre background, Jay is no stranger to the stage, having worked with numerous theatre companies nationwide since 1997 (some of which include Shakespeare & Company, the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, Theater League, Sacred Fools, and his very own S.O.B. Theatre Company). He has filled various roles as actor, scenic designer, properties artisan, sound designer, stage manager, producer, and musician. In 2011, he composed music for a rock musical version of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" for Messiah College (Grantham, PA). Some of his favorite projects include playing guitar for Color & Light Theatre Ensemble's hit Hollywood Fringe production of "The Pokémusical" (Hollywood, CA), scenic design for El Teatro Campesino's world premier of Luis Valdez' "Valley of the Heart" (San Juan Bautista, CA), and sound design for College of the Canyons' "Dog Sees God" (Santa Clarita, CA).