Jane is a writer for film and theatre, she is excited by a good story, mind trickery and turning audiences into participants.
Advances in technology have provided Jane with the tools to push audiences further, she likes to experiment with new inventions (Virtual Reality, Tactile and Audio...), however her focus is always on designing high impact experiences with a strong narrative.
Jane has an eclectic portfolio of working in the charity sector (Mencap, Mind), working as a freelance creative producer and collaborating with other artists and organisations. Mostly, Jane loves to explore new ideas. If you would like her to design an interactive experience for you, or if you are interested in working with her as a writer, speaker, creative producer or consultant, in fact, if you have any other ideas… please do get in touch.
Previous Clients: UK; Barbican, Wellcome, BBC, Roundhouse, Thames Festival, Central St Martins, City University, Wilderness Festival, Secret Garden Party, University College London, King's College, Oxford University, Brighton Basement, The Gulbenkian, Tom Thumb Theatre; U.S: United Nations Headquarters, New York Academy of Medicine, Columbia University, New York University.
Current Work: The In My Shoes Project
In 2011 Jane founded the In My Shoes Project. In My Shoes is an internationally recognised empathy project, it is an ever expanding library of interactive experiences which use story, theatre, audio-visual technology, virtual reality and first person documentary to recreate real-life experiences. Participants are invited to step into the shoes of a stranger, to see the world through their eyes, hear their thoughts, touch, taste and smell everything as they do, just for a few minutes.
The In My Shoes project was inspired by Jane's need to communicate the incommunicable. In 2007 Jane experienced a traumatic brain injury, she was in a coma for three weeks, this challenged her ability to communicate, remember and return to work, 6 months later she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Jane began to use technology as an alternative method of communication, her first piece In My Shoes: Waking in Slough put her consultant, family and friends into her shoes, it broke boundaries between them, it became both a performance and an educational tool, it has taken her on many adventures.