Tay Bass

  Tay is a New York based Actor/Singer/Mover who loves laughing, adventuring and human rights!

I have never understood why the arts programs are always the first thing cut from schools. Growing up, theatre was the only constant thing in my life. This beautiful, ever-evolving art form was where I began to understand my own inner workings and my self-worth, in a world that wasn’t always on my side. With everything that is going on in world, I’ve questioned the validity of this profession countless times. Sitting up at night wondering if I’m doing my best for the world by pursuing my passion for performance. I came to the conclusion that the best way for me to sustain my activism is to do what I love and to use it to encourage and promote social change(while still voting, learning, protesting, educating and spreading the love!).

I want to create thought-provoking art that encourages inclusivity, acceptance and self reflection!

“If the act of fighting back is an act of winning, then making theater in this country is also an act of winning"-Anne Bogart




Tay will be playing Peep One in the NYC Premiere of "Hype Man" by Idris Goodwin! 'Hype Man' opens November 20th at The Flea Theater.


Past Productions:

  • July.2018 Tay performed in Hamlet Isn't Dead's All-Female+ production of As You Like It. Her Rosalind was called "delightful... fully grounded and fully elated, with a physical fluidity and buoyance " Classical NYC


  • June. 2018 Tay performed in the World Premiere of  'All One Forest' with Barefoot Shakespeare Company in their 2018 summer season!


  • May. 2018 Tay was in the NYC Premiere of the new play "Valley Girls" at Dixon Place!


  • Jan. 2018 Tay made her Off-Broadway Debut in "The Snowy Day and Other Stories" at St. Lukes Theatre! This beautiful show closed after 5 months of performances!

  • Sept. 2017 Tay Joined the amazing group of teaching artists at s.t.a.r. with the directors company! Performing for students around manhattan and educating them on bullying, sexual education and the lgbtq+ Community!


  • June.2017 Tay performed in texas shakespeare festival's 32nd summer season!


  • May.2017 Tay Graduated from Liu Post with a bfa in acting with a concentration in musical theatre