Over the past 15 years Jay Pension has worked as a producer on over 100 theatre productions in Boston and New York City. From 2017-2023 Jay worked at Florida State University teaching courses in arts administration and theatre. He is the co-author of How to Market the Arts published by Oxford University Press in 2022. The book presents a new paradigm for arts marketing focused on engagement. He is the co-editor of the edited volume Business Issues in the Arts published by Routledge. His producing work includes both for-profit projects and nonprofit arts leadership. He is currently the producer for Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Salem State University, an MFA in Theatre Management from Florida State University, and is completing a Ph.D. focused in Arts Administration at Florida State University.