Jay is the founder of MAT and currently serves as the company’s Executive Artistic Director. He has directed, designed and/or acted in several hundred productions over the past thirty years. Jay achieved his M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon in 1992. As a playwright, his drama, The Dead of Winter, was produced in the Union Theatre in London to strong reviews and his farce, Rugburns, toured Montana. In addition, his screenplay, Rosaries, was filmed by the independent company FilmDionysia. Jay currently serves on the Montana Arts Council and is a board member for The Montana Playwrights Network.