Jay Adana is a singer songwriter based out of Brooklyn. She was the lyricist for The Woodsman (New World Stages, 59E59, ARS Nova) directed and conceived by James Ortiz and Strangemen and Co. She also contributed music and lyrics to Jeff Augustin’s The Last Tiger in Haiti (Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse). She was a member of the second cohort of #BARS at the Public Theater (created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal) where she first met and collaborated with writing partner Zeniba Britt on an adaptation of Beloved by Toni Morrison. She is currently developing an American Civil War Musical called The Loophole, book by Zeniba Britt. It was workshopped at the Public Theater under the supervision of Jeanie O’Hare in August 2017 and then again in November 2017. BFA SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film.