Oliver Jane

Oliver Jane

Oliver Jane is a Philadelphia-based director, choreographer, performer, and producer. Since 2013 she has been creating and producing original works in Philadelphia. In collaboration with a rotating cast of artists from different corners of the globe, she dedicates herself to creating immersive theatrical experiences to address the questions that nag her throughout her daily life. To date, her work walks a delicate line between clown, dance, performance art and ritual experience. In Philadelphia she has presented work part of Between A Boat and Green Place at Bartram’s Garden, Four Weeks in January, FringeArt’s Scratch Night, INVISIBLE RIVER, and SoLow Fest. Recent works include, The Gathering of the Mother Moth People; an exploration of ritual and spiritual pursuit guided by some widely naïve clowns (1fiftyone Gallery, 2015), and David & Oliver: Mystic Masters; a collaboration with playwright David Jacobi about their collective experiences as students of metaphysics (SoLow Fest, 2016). She has been Assistant Director for a variety of projects with the Pig Iron Theatre Company, including PayUp! (2013), I Promised Myself to Live Faster (2015), and SWAMP is On (2015), and Milky Way by Hinako Arao. As a performer she has recently appeared in David & Oliver: Mystic Masters (2016), Mad Forest (d. Alex Torra, 2014), 99 Breakups (Pig Iron Theatre Company, 2014), and The West (d. Alex Bechtel, 2013). Residencies include the Barn Art’s Collective’s Hamilton Project in Maine, and a month-long residency in Toronto, CA with clown/theatre-maker Maria Wodzinska. She graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a BA in Theatre Studies. For updates on projects, you can follow her blog on oliverjane.com.