Jennifer Joy is a NYC-based writer, performer, comic and director, with a passion for science. Her newest solo show, The Chaos Theory of Now, mashes up chaos and complexity theories with Trump voting farmers, Antifa teens and more.
She was recently invited by NASA and the Library of Congress to perform several pieces at “Life As It Could Be”, a symposium on astrobiology and synthetic biology.
Her previous solo show, The Physics of Love, a romantic comedy based on the scientific history of the universe, has toured all over the country. She also does The Jennifer Joy Podcast: Where Science Meets Art, bringing science and the arts together.
Jennifer is the Artistic Director of the environmental science performing troupe, The SciArt6. Their work includes puppet shows on food, an immersive performance piece on the ecological history of Manhattan, and a “voicestra” following the history of life on earth. Jennifer’s work has been featured at Highways (Santa Monica); Emerging Artists’ Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Fresh Fruit Festival (New York City); Jon Sims Center, The Marsh, Josie’s Cabaret and Red Dora’s Café (San Francisco) and at conferences such as the Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies, and the Western Regional Conference. Her college performance tour has included Scripps College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Redlands, University of Connecticut, College of Staten Island, SUNY Potsdam, Alfred University, Indiana University Pittsburgh, University of Northern Iowa, and more. She was commissioned by the Inter-religious Ecojustice Network of CT Commission to write, produce and perform in a play about climate change and faith. The resulting play is called Awake.
She has been published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies, and also was editor of an eco-arts series in that same publication. She is also an accomplished actor, having worked with the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Company, Emerging Artists’ Theatre (New York City), Teatro Vision (San Jose). One of her commercials is featured in Fox Television’s World’s Sexiest Commercials, (see that here) and she has appeared in several films. She received her MFA in Drama from UC Irvine.