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Play: Frankenstein 1930

by Fred Carmichael
directed by Darci Rose Wells
October 11th – October 27th, 2019

Harking back to the original concept of Frankenstein, this version amplifies the film’s suspenseful horror and adds greater depth of character and motivation as well as a new and different love story. All of the eagerly anticipated elements are here: the stone walled laboratory, the crazed scientist, angry villagers, a swooning heroine, a fearful storm and the hideous yet pathetic, deadly creature with its confused mind and powerful, undisciplined body. The final confrontation between the doctor and the creature produces a startling surprise.


Nominated Best Actor In A Play (2018)

Jay was nominated Best Actor In A Play for his role as Dr Jekyll in Jekyll And Hyde by the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards

Jekyll And Hyde was also nominated for:

  • Best Play
  • Best Costume Design by Darci Wells and Justin Harris
  • And Darci Wells is the WINNER of Best Director of a Play

Nominated Best Minor Supporting Actor in a Play (2017)

Jay was nominated Best Minor Supporting Actor In A Play by the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards for his role as “Karl Lindner” in A Raisin In The Sun.

A Raisin In The Sun had 15 Nominations in 13 Categories with 8 Wins.


What They Say….

You are an amazing actor and deserve the accolades… hope we can work together soon.

Sherry Ingbritsen
President/Artistic Director
New Dawn Theater Company


Nominated for Community Impact – Performing Artist (2015)

Jay was nominated Community Impact – Performing Artist at the 4th Annual ArtWorks Gwinnett Fusion Awards in 2015.


Nominated Best Actor in a Play (2014)

For the fourth strait year, Jay has received a Best Actor In A Play nomination by the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards:

  • Jay Croft as “Boolie Werthan” in Driving Miss Daisy
  • Jay Croft as “Jessey Kiplinger” in Plaza Suite

Nominated Best Actor in a Play (2013)

For the third straight year, Jay was nominated Best Actor In A Play by the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards for his role as “Wilson” in Harvey.


What They Say…

Jay is one of the most versatile, hard-working actors I have ever worked with. He is fearless – willing to do anything I throw at him for the sake of the character. He’s always prepared and constantly surprises me with his acting choices.

Chris Cole Harris
The Actor’s Edge


Nominated Best Actor in a Play (2012)

Jay has received a Best Actor In A Play nomination by the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards:

  • Jay Croft as “Mr De Pinna” in You Can’t Take It With You
  • Jay Croft as “Lt Barney Greenwald” in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

What They Say…

I want to thank you for being such a pleasure to work with. Your commitment to creating distinct characterizations was wonderful – “Casey” [in Olympic Village] was a hoot and avoided being a stereotype – Bravo! “Alan” had a tough edge to him and Swoosh in his guts – again, without becoming a cardboard character hard-ass boss. Your “Ambassador” cracked me up every time – “I’m not from here.” No kidding, with that accent.

I love seeing a skilled actor at work in the rehearsal process. It’s a treat to watch him explore and risk new ideas. You did that and I have to believe it encouraged the other, newer actors to try the same thing in their own work.

Please let me know what else you do in town – I want to keep up with your career!

Sharon Brewer
Alliance Theatre


Nominated Best Actor in a Play (2011)

Jay was nominated Best Actor In A Play by the BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards for his role as “Mr Collins” in Pride and Prejudice.


Nominated Best Minor Supporting Actor in a Play (2008)

Jay was nominated Best Minor Supporting Actor In A Play by the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards for his role as “Frankie Salvucci” in Breaking Leg.