Jay Stern and Annie G. Levy

NY
Credits: photograph by Tom Henning

Annie G. Levy is a co-founder of warner | shaw where she created and directed The Latvia Project (Dixon Place, Indiana University Paul Artist Residency), SIX SEEDS: The Persephone Project (Theatre at the Tank, Space on White) and TREE ARMY: The CCC Project (The Figment Festival, The Irondale Center). Annie is a founding member of WorldWideLab, an international festival of director-driven work. Other recent projects include Deborah Yarchun's The Man in The Sukkah (JPP OPEN Festival), an ongoing collaboration with Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre on a devised piece exploring the tension between History and Memory, and Eyes Stones, a multimedia piece based on Elana Bell's collection of poetry (also adapted). Annie directed the off-Broadway premiere of Lisa Hayes' NURSE at the Jose Quintero Theatre. Other NYC theaters where Annie has directed include HERE Arts Center, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Stanford Meisner Theatre, and Theater for a New City. Her international credits include The Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh), Discoteca di Storia (Rome) and Acadia University (Nova Scotia). Annie is the artistic director of The Northwoods Theatre Company where she created numerous original devised works of contemporary Jewish theatre and directed premieres of new plays by Lauren Feldman, and Daniel Kelly. Annie has received a FAIR assistantship at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a residency at The Watermill Center, and was a LMCC Uptown/Downtown Artist. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, an associate member of SDC and is the co-founder of the literary series SWEET! Actors Reading Writers.

Jay Stern's recent theater work includes an adaptation of Agamemnon with director Ioli Andreadi with the World Wide Lab at the Irondale Center, the premiere of Katherine Williams' Shiksappeal: Getting the Chosen to Choose Me at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, and The Bardy Bunch(winner of an Outstanding Ensemble award at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. 

Jay has directed three feature films: The Changeling, an adaptation of Middleton and Rowley's 1622 play (2007), Spirit Cabinet (2013), and The Adventures of Paul and Marian (currently in post production).

Jay is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater 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 and created productions of six short plays in the summer of 2013 at the Irondale Center.

Jay is the director of Quicksilver Radio Theater, whose audio dramas have been syndicated internationally, and has presented his radio work before live audiences at the Friends of Old Time Radio convention, at Galapagos in Brooklyn, and the Paley Center for Media.

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.

Jay holds a degree in writing from Columbia University and an MA from the European Graduate school (where he is currently a PhD candidate) and studied with Peter Greenaway, John Waters, Claude Lanzmann, Avital Ronell, Jacques Derrida, Agnes Varda and Volker Schlöndorff.