Riley Jo Payne

Teaching Artist

Riley Jo Payne (They/Them) is a non-binary actor, creator, & writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Riley holds an MFA in Acting from The New School of Drama, where they cultivated their love for collaboration, new work, and Shakespeare. They have worked with NY based companies including, New Perspectives Theatre Co, Company of Fools, GOLD Comedy, and is an ensemble member of the Underground Skills Exchange (USE). In addition Riley has experience collaborating with youth-centered organizations such as Camp Half Blood and Drama Kids International.