New York City based writer, director and producer. Creator and Owner of Everyday The Brand Inc.
Behind every face associated with a name is a story. For some their story proves that being triumphant is still possible even in the midst of challenges, hardships and the toughest adversities. Born in Queens, NY, but raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, was a boy who was oblivious to the circumstances in which he was about to endure. He once said, “We live our life forward but to understand it you have to look at it backwards.” Jermaine “Jay Everyday” Smith lost his father to Cancer at the tender age of four, leaving his mother to become a single parent to him and his sister. Yet, even more troubling was the fact that she was battling a drug addiction which spanned over the course of twenty plus years. Thus the comedic, dramatic, inspiration family drama stage play, A Piece of Me was born. Throughout its fifty performances, it was the first African-American produced play to be shown at Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport, Connecticut since 2002 and the first African-American produced stage play ever to be performed at The Shawnee Playhouse, which was built in 1904. A Piece of Me has received several recognition’s, been responsible for almost a hundred audience members turning over their life to Christ, and won noteworthy awards to include, the “Best Stage Play Award” in 2009 at the Holla Back Gospel Music Awards in New Haven, Connecticut, five nominations at the 2008 Tiffany Gospel Awards in New York and a review and feature on Essence in May 2009.
A Piece of Me then became a book and is also an Indie Film now. Some of Jermaine’s other works are “The Needs”, “Vish Merrick” and “Traffic Lane” to name a few. Jermaine has also been interviewed and recorded by CBN’s “The 700 Club” for a short documentary on his life, featured on several magazine covers, blogs and radio shows.