Eliza Lay's work explores the relationship between malleability and integrity and that dynamic's effect on identity, perception, meaning making, self-efficacy, and society building.

She investigates the body as the site of culture creation, and explores what imaginative embodiment reveals about empathy, consciousness, identity, and how engagement with the practice of performative art can serve as a social learning lab for artist and observer both inside and outside of traditional performative environments. To this end the art is pointedly pedestrian in order to explore how inexorably linked, or like a particle and a wave the same, life and art are.

This site houses her ongoing video installation, Perspective Project.

For theater work

For educational work

MFA Boston University


"Something about Lay’s acting makes you forget that she’s acting."

– Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe