Jay and Ruby Get Religion

April 28-May 5th
Davenport Theatre – Black Box
354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Ruby is a struggling actress searching for the purpose of life. Jay is an ex-seminarian just starting to live life. In a world where God is distant, the church is irrelevant, and vampires aren’t what they used to be, two lost souls are on the hunt for romance, love and the meaning of it all.


                                              Thursday, April 28th @ 7PM

Friday, April 29th @ 8PM

Saturday, April 30th @ 2PM and 8PM

Monday, May 2nd @ 7PM

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 7PM

Wednesday, May 4th @ 7PM

Thursday, May 5th @ 7PM



Joe Hoover


Tyler Bellmon*

Tyler Bellmon

Rocio Mendez


Flor De Liz Perez*


David Sedgwick*

David Sedgwick

Tickets: $15

Email jayandrubytickets@gmail.com


Joe Hoover (Playwright/Jay) Past credits include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, twin brothers Henry and Gordon Smythe in Monster at the Jose Quintero Theatre, and understudying the title role in the Pearl Theatre’s production of Uncle Vanya. He acted in the ensemble in the Public Theatre’s production of King Lear in Central Park, and has had several plays produced in Omaha and New York City including The Ditch at the John Houseman Studio Theatre.

Jim Shankman (Director): Broadway: Grease and Once In A Lifetime. Dorset Theatre Festival: Moonlight and Magnolias, As Bees In Honey Drown and Rough Crossing.  Coyote Theatre: American Buffalo and Italian-American Reconciliation. Florida Stage: Opus and End Days. New Jersey Rep: Sick and Jericho.  Three of his plays have been in the New York Fringe Festival: Suicide Math, Kiss Your Brutal Hands and The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will, which won a 2015 Fringe Festival Best Playwriting Award.

Rocio Mendez (Ruby): is an actor / fight director / teaching artist who was born and raised in Hells Kitchen, NYC. Rocio has mostly been seen on stage working with great theater companies such as The Pearl Theater Company, American Globe Theater, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, The Classical Theater of Harlem, and The Brick. Rocio has been on various short and independent films, and TV that have been featured on networks such as MSNBC and PBS. Rocio has staged and coordinated fights for off and off­off broadway, as well as independent films. She also teaches a Stage Combat undergraduate course at The New School and is a teaching artist with Opening Act, an organization that provides arts programs for under­served public schools that have lost their funding for arts programs. Rocio is excited to be a part of this great production!

FLOR DE LIZ PEREZ* (Thalia Brackish): The Public: Comedy of Errors, Pericles. International: The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Sense and Sensibility, In the Time of the Butterflies. Regional: The House that will not Stand, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, In the Continuum, Pride and Prejudice, Nicholas Nickleby. Film: The House That Jack Built. TV: “The Good Wife.”

Tyler Bellmon* (Beckenstein): is excited to be joining this awesome cast! Previous regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), Into the Woods (The Baker), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Biloxi Blues (Eugene), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene), Oliver! (Noah). Tyler would like to thank his friends, family, and the Whole Artists Management team for their constant faith and support. Connect with him at @tylerbellmon.

David Sedgwick* (Kai): Off-Broadway— Pearl Theatre: Hamlet (Voltemand, Claudius u/s). Other New York— Seeing Place: Three Sisters (Vershinin), Twelfth Night (Orsino); Retro Productions: Dear Ruth (Harry Wilkins); Gallery Players: What the Butler Saw (Dr. Prentice); New York Classical Theatre: Misalliance (Percival). International— New National Theatre, Tokyo: Macbeth (Macduff); Tokyo International Players: Arcadia (Bernard), A Doll’s House (Torvald). Regional— Baltimore Center Stage: Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Gardiner); Shakespeare & Company: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Pato Dooley); Luna Stage: A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jim Tyrone); Shadow Lawn Stage: Shining City (Ian); 12 Miles West: Darkness to Light (originated lead role of Beethoven); Stageworks/Hudson: A Wedding Story (Robin). Film/TV— The Knick (Cinemax); Orange is the New Black (Netflix); The Blacklist (NBC); One Life to Live, All My Children (ABC); As the World Turns (CBS). The Way of Justice; Gertrude Stein’s ‘Brewsie and Willie’. BFA, Theatre Nepean, Sydney. DavidSedgwick.com

Annabella De Meo (Stage Manager): is a graduate from Eugene Lang, The New School for Liberal Arts, where she majored in theatre and performed in various school plays and performances. Since graduating two years ago, she has been an actor, a P.A, an ASM, an SM, a line prompter, a sound operator, and rehearsal assistant…and is still eager to learn more! Special thank you to Ben, Joe L, Joe H and Jim for giving her this opportunity.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association


3 thoughts on “Jay and Ruby Get Religion

  1. I am SO looking forward to seeing this on opening night! I thot the dialogue was just great when I got a peek at the script two weeks ago. Thought-provoking & hilarious, simultaneously!


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