Jane Watt

Jane is an actor, improviser and writer. She has trained with Impro Australia, The Big Hoo-Haa and completed three years of intensive actor training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

During her time at WAAPA she starred in the ABC TV miniseries The War that Changed Us. Since graduating, Jane has become an active member of Sydney’s independent theatre, film and comedy scenes. In 2015 She performed in ATYP’s critically acclaimed War Crimes (dir. Alex Evens), nominated for three Sydney Theatre Awards winner of Best Theatre for Young People. Jane is a member of the Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS) Ensemble and performs regularly at the Giant Dwarf theatre in both sketch and improv.

Jane is director and creator of ITS Bang Bang Rodeo  a new ITS co-production with Redline Productions  at The Old Fitz in Wooloomooloo.  Her solo work ‘Bonanza’, a comedy split bill is set to debut as part of Sydney Fringe Comedy in September.

In early 2017 Jane starred in the comedy web pilot ‘The Virgin Intervention’ and lead the Australian independent feature film ‘The Greenhouse’, both currently in post-production.

The essence of Jane’s teaching comes from years of theatre practice and ensemble building. It is based around the importance of trust and vulnerability and creating a warm working environment that allows performers to take risks. Some guy once said “to be interesting you have to risk looking foolish”, so if we can trust each other enough to take that risk, without fear of judgment, we open the doors to far greater creative expression.

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