Larry Jay Tish is the co-creator/co-performer of the award winning and critically acclaimed touring social justice comedy, The Black-Jew Dialogues. The Boston Globe calls Dialogues a play that, “gets to the heart of what divides people.” The Black-Jew Dialogues has had over 500 performances throughout the US, Canada, and the UK at colleges, high schools, synagogues, Jewish community centers and theaters.
Larry wrote and starred in the two-man play, The Break-Up of Cause and Effect, which premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Break-Up of C&E will be developed further in the spring of 2015 by the Commedia dell’Arte inspired Momentum Theatre Troupe. It will be presented as part of their Summer 2015 repertoire.
His first one-man show, Everything Hurts, was a critical success. (If you want to be critical…) His mother’s phone call on his 49th birthday – to tell him that he never should have been born – serves as the inspiration for his second solo show, Happy Birthday First Born Son (and inspired several therapy sessions, as well).
In addition to his many acting credits, Larry has worked as a copywriter, and short story, TV, and travel writer. He was the co-creator/co-writer/co-star with Jeff Vachon of the Boston cable TV sketch comedy program Under The Nut, which had a cult following at Boston area colleges. He also has written videos and skits for corporate clients. He once nearly lost his mind studying pictures of hundreds of FTD floral arrangements and writing colorful catalogue descriptions for each one.
Larry is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.