JAY STERN - Film & Theatre Director

JAY STERN - Film & Theatre Director.

Jay has produced and directed more than 30 short films which have played at festivals across the US and Canada, and produced Victor Varnado's feature documentary The Awkward Comedy Show, which premiered on Comedy Central and is distributed on DVD by New Video. Most recently, Jay directed the feature film, Say My Name, which was released in the U.S. in June 2019. 

Jay is also a founder, producer, and co-host of the Iron Mule Short Comedy Screening Series, which has been screening monthly since April, 2002.

Recent theater work includes The Worth of Women and The Bardy Bunch: the War of the Families Partridge and Brady. Jay is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a founder of the World Wide Lab, an international festival of director-driven work developed at the Watermill Center, which had its inaugural presentation in New York City in the summer of 2012. Jay was Co-Artistic Director of the 2015 Lab on the island of Syros, Greece. 

He is currently a film professor at Rider University.

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