JAY ALVAREZ (Playwright/Actor) is a bi-coastal actor whose Los Angeles theatre credits include: “Havana Bourgeois” opposite Tony Plana, (Haywood Theatre), “Noblesse Oblige” (Stages Theatre) and the Ovation Nominated play “The Shelter” (The Odyssey Theatre) TV credits include: the unforgettable French Waiter on Fox’s “Til Death” with Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher and “The Soprano’s” as well as national commercials for American Express and McDonald’s. In addition to NYC and LA theatre, Jay has worked in Washington DC at The Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center Studio Theater and Gala Hispanic Theatre, among others. With “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!,” Jay embarks on a completely different and new experience, honoring his parents and their journey to America. Jay has performed “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!” to sold out audiences at Stage Left in NYC as well as Nuyorican Poets Café and Area Stage in Miami. Jay would also like to thank his mentor and Master Teacher, Mr. Wynn Handman. An integral part of American theatre history, Jay credits Wynn for his development as an actor and bestowing on him the confidence to stand on this stage today. Jay’s web site: www.alvarezj.com.
“In Honor of Chiqui and Humberto, on whose shoulders I stand!”