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About the Creator

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“One day you’ll look back and see that all along: you were blooming”

-Morgan Harper Nichols

My name is Riley Jay, and my pronouns are He/They/Ey

I am an autistic, transgender entrepreneur and creative originally from Grand Rapids, MI! I currently reside in Ypsilanti, MI, with my partner and four fur kids. I graduated in 2019 from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor's in Theatre with a minor in Drama & Theatre for the Young. I am currently attending Brooklyn College to receive my MFA in Performing Arts Management. I have been a member of EMU's Playback theatre group since 2017, and I am certified in Playback through the New York School of Playback.


For work, I currently do anything I can get my hands on. From gig work to multiple part-time positions, I like to learn about all aspects of working in the theatre world and also learn where my own strengths and abilities lie. I am passionate about theatre arts and creating awareness and inclusivity wherever I go. My partner and I run a drag group called Boylesque Michigan. During the recent pandemic, the two of us produced up to four virtual drag shows a week and hosted various virtual gatherings - equaling about 185 virtual shows over the course of two years! Now, as the world slowly opens once again, we are back to doing in-person drag shows and events.

Thank you for checking out my website! This website is a look into projects I am working on and the career paths I am taking. I hope you stick around for more because I am so excited to grow on this journey with you.

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