Jay Duckworth is the founder of the Prop Summit, a yearly meeting of Broadway, Off-Broadway, LORT theaters and Academic prop professionals and students. He has been the Keynote Speaker for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the United States Institute of Theater Technology and has headed master classes in properties at numerous universities. The roll call of shows he has created original work for starts in remastered Classic Greek Theater, re-imagined Shakespeare plays, and musicals including ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Fun Home’ at his residency at the Public Theater in New York City.
Jay Duckworth boasts of over 20 years of experience in LORT & Off-Broadway theater, fast-paced summer stocks, independent films, TV, and music videos. Over 65 Off-Broadway shows credit his name as a Props Master and Props Designer. He teaches Origins and the Philosophy of Aesthetics at Pace University in NYC.