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Heyman, Jane


Jane has worked in professional theatre in Canada and England as a director, dramaturge, stage manager, acting teacher and facilitator for over 40 years. She has directed more than 70 productions, many of which were premieres of original scripts. Favourite productions include Three Sisters (Only Child Collective); King Lear (Women in VIEW Festival & Studio 58) Road to Mecca & Homechild (Arts Club), ICE: Beyond Cool;Diana of Dobson’s, Summerfolk, The Crucible, As You Like It, King Lear, Balconville, Fanshen, Waiting for Godot, Les Belles Soeurs, St. Joan of the Stockyards. She has been nominated for three Jessie Richardson awards and received the 1991 Best Director award for her work on Athol Fugard’s Road to Mecca, also selected as that year’s best production. From 1985 to 2005 she was the Associate Director at Studio 58, the renowned professional theatre training program at Langara College where she taught acting. Jane is a co-founder of Vancouver’s WestCoast Actors and the Women in VIEW Festival. She is also co-founder and past president of Vancouver’s Performing Arts Lodge (PAL). She is honoured to have received the YWCA Woman of Distinction for Arts and Culture; Alliance for Arts & Culture, Arts Board Member of the Year; GVPTA Career Achievement Jessie Richardson Award; UBCP Sam Payne Award for humanity, integrity, and encouragement of young talent and CAEA Larry McCance Award. Since 2012 she has facilitated workshops for women playwrights for Vancouver's Wet Ink Collective. 

Professional Role(s): 
Acting Teacher