Teacher / Theatre Consultant
Trained in the pedagogical teaching style of Jacques Lecoq, Oliver Jane is available to teach workshops in Devised Theatre Tools, Ensemble Building, Acting 101, Mask Work, Neutral Mask, Clown, Lecoq Technique, and Improvisation. In Oliver’s workshops they push students to be big and bold on stage and in the rehearsal room. Each classroom is treated like a lab where students engage in rigorous experimentation and learn effective collaboration strategies. Oliver is also available for hire as a consultant or outside-eye on any aspect of a producing/directing process. Their specialities are devised work and clown pieces.
Oliver holds an MFA in Devised Performance from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training/The University of the Arts, and has experience as a Director of devised work. Oliver has trained with and learned from master teachers at the Pig Iron School, including Quinn Bauriedel, Emmanuelle Delpech, and Sarah Sanford. Previous teaching experiences include an assistant teaching position in the Pig Iron Summer Session (2016), a co-teaching position in a semester-long course for UArts undergraduates (2016), and a teaching position in Pig Iron's Something-From-Nothing Workshop (January 2017). Oliver has produced and directed a number of shows in Philadelphia since May 2013, and has been an assistant director on a number of devised theatre productions, including Pig Iron's PayUp!, I Promised Myself to Live Faster, and Swamp Is On.