Lillie Jayne (Sometimes credited as Admiral Grey) is a multidisciplinary performer mostly known for her work in music and theater; whether working in one discipline or in the two combined, she always also incorporates her rich personal aesthetics and choreography. And her theatrical work and musical work always inform each other.

Her theater resume is varied, influenced through a childhood doing straight plays and musicals as well as intensive acting study, but also a childhood as a misfit with intellectual and experimental leanings and endless transcendental questions. The list here includes her current work leading back to 2006 which can be seen via the scrollbar to the far right.

Her modern theatrical works, which include collaborations and solo projects, range from absurdist site-specific works to exuberant musical theater. Her next auteur project is a grandiose three act musical play about death, human ego, tennis, and French history entitled Rafael Nadal Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris In 1782.

2013

Currently :

In rehearsals for The Feather Gatherers, "...a Stravinsky vaudeville set in a fictional 1960s Serbia (or is it West Virginia?), The Drunkard's Wife channels Yugoslavian Black Wave film to renovate and re-cathect Stravinsky's 1918 musical pantomime 'L'Histoire du Soldat.'" by the group The Drunkard's Wife

Upcoming :

The Pigeoning relaunches at HERE for a six week run, then prepares to go to Europe for puppetry festivals in Greece and Turkey.

2014 :

"The Pigeoning"

(development/puppeteering)

directed/conceived by Robin Frohardt

Performed at MCLA ast part of Puppet Fest!

April 14th 2014

"The Maiden"

(development, music composition/sound design/music director, performance)

in collaboration with The Nerve Tank

Performed at La Mama

April 4-13, 2014

2013

"The Pigeoning"

(development/puppeteering)

directed/conceived by Robin Frohardt

Performed at HERE

December 3-22, 2013

Performed as part of The Festival Of Firsts

Pittsburgh, PA

October 2013

"One Day All This Will Be Yours"

workshop

(development/performance)

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

produced by Spread Arts' 'Don't Box Me In' Festival with Sister Sylvester

Performed at Bushwick Open Studios

June 2013

"The Pigeoning"

workshop

(development/puppeteering)

directed/conceived by Robin Frohardt

Performed at Culturemart

HERE Arts Center

February 2013

2012

"Here I made a new year for you"

(Solo performance piece as Admiral Grey with live loops and pomegranates)

Performed at Vaudeville Park

December 2012

"Flowerama"

(writer, director, performer, costume designer, scenery designer, composer)

Produced by Sparrowtree Theatre Company as part of "Tales From The Tree"

December 2012

"Orange Performance With Symbol"

(performance development)

composed & directed by Marc Arthur

produced for Jack Pierson’s exhibition “Jesus and Nazimova“ at Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels. Belgium

September 2012

"Waiting..."

(co-writer, director, performer)

by Michael O'Dell, Ryan Connell

Produced by New Groove/Off-Broadway School of Fine Arts (SOFA)

Boulder, Colorado

May 2012

"Talk/Show"

(writer/performer)

by Lillie Jayne and Wes Marcarelli (as Admiral Grey and Champagne Sequins)

text/sound/video performance piece

Produced by ugExplode at Death By Audio

March 2012

2011

"By The Time Kurt Cobain Was Your Age, He Was Dead"

(development, co-director, performer)

by Devin Burnam

Produced by Dixon Place

December 2011

"Maritime"

(writer, co-director with Brandt Adams, performer)

Produced by Sparrowtree Theatre Company as part of "October 2029"

October 2011

"Hugh Cox Gets The Pink Slip"

(performer)

written by Matt Wilson

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

Produced by Sister Sylvester at Kenny Scharf's Cosmic Cavern

August 2011

"Two Angry Comedies"

staged reading

(performer)

written by Matt Wilson

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

Produced by Dixon Place with Sister Sylvester

May 2011

"Peter and The Wolf"

(performer)

written and directed by Marc Arthur

Produced by the Performance Project at University Settlement

March 2011

"Hideouts For Time, Or The Whale"

workshop

(performance development/performer)

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

Produced by Sister Sylvester

January 2011

2010

"Lotsa Luck, Lucy Lake"

(performer)

written and directed by Dan Neel

Produced by Evie Productions at The Kraine Theater and The Studio At Webster Hall

November 2010

"Tuna Fingers With Walt And Mary"

(performer)

written by Matt Wilson

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

Produced by Sister Sylvester in Central Park and at Bushwick Open Studios

June 2010

"Metropolis"

(performer, music)

dance/live music/film screening

Produced by Sparrowtree Theatre Company

at 17 Frost Space

June 2010

"Please look inside this box please get me out of this box"

Solo performance piece with box & junk

Perfomed at Hanging Papers pop up gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn

May 2010

"Play America (Life is short, wear your party pants)"

workshop

(performer)

written by Matt Wilson

directed by Kathryn Hamilton

Produced by Sister Sylvester at St. Cecilia's Convent

April 2010

"I like you"

Solo performance piece with keyboards, stuffed animal & romance

performed as part of the pre-show of "Play America (Life is short, wear your party pants)"

St. Cecilia's Convent

April 2010

"Missed Connections"

(performer & music performer)

written and directed by Chad Raines

Produced by Yale Cabaret

at Yale University Cabaret

January 2010

2009

"Poppy! An Enchanted Evening With Poppy Bulova"

(writer, director, composer, performer)

Produced by The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) at the Flamboyan Theater, CSV Cultural Center

August 2009

also performed at the Langdon Street Cafe

5 year anniversary weekend

September 2009

2008

"Suicide Sundays"

(performer)

written and directed by Devin Burnam

Produced by fallingdream Productions at the Producer's Club Theater

May 2008

2007

"The Carnival At The Funeral"

(development, performer)

written and directed by Devin Burnam

Produced by Tiny Theater! at The Brick

May 2007

2006

"Numerals (a fable about knowing)"

(performer)

written and directed by Devin Burnam

Produced by the Strawberry One Act Festival at The Riant Theater

February 2006

Lillie Jayne as Poppy Bulova

The Maiden