I've been making original work since 2009, as a writer, director, choreographer, and performer.
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Short film written, directed and produced by Stephanie Jean Lane; Filmed in Milford, CT in February 2021.
A Dubliner retraces his footsteps along a stretch of Long Island Sound each day during the winter of COVID, bumping into familiar faces as he goes. A meditation on isolation, memory, community, and loss, woven with text from Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales," and dotted with humor.
Featuring Colin Lane, Dennis Manzi, Nancy A. Herman, Rebecca Zaretzky, Larry Kirwan, and Stephanie Jean Lane.
DP: Jordan Anstatt; Sound: Benjamin Eckersley
1st AD: Alison Wein; 2nd AD: Ra Williams
June, 2020 - Present
WROTE "Dayna," 10 minute play for Zoom directed by Paul Pontrelli, about three former restaurant co-workers reuniting to remember a bartender they worked with. December, 2020.
Caroline Grogan, Shpend Xani, and Rosa Gilmore in :"Dayna."
DIRECTED "Dannon" by Tim Nicolai, 10 minute play for Zoom about a small group of rabble-rousing Democrats trying to match Q-Anon in passion and disinformation in the 2020 political maelstrom. Nov, 2020.
Jose Maria Aguilar, Grant Harrison and Danielle Skraastad in "Dannon"
WROTE AND DIRECTED "Roulette," 10 minute play for Zoom featuring Annie Fox, Joshua David Robinson, and Brian Bock, about connecting with a stranger on the world wide web in isolated times. September, 2020.
Annie Fox and Joshua David Robinson in "Roulette"
WROTE "Algorithms," 10 minute play for Zoom featuring Leslie Fray, Rosa Gilmore, and Christy Escobar, directed by Violeta Picayo, about conversations with friends surrounding race, privilege and the information we do and don't receive from social media. July, 2020.
Leslie Fray and Rosa Gilmore in "Algorithms"
DIRECTED "Quinoa Court Town Hall" by Christy Escobar, 10 minute play for Zoom (with puppets) about the unwieldy task of teaching kids about protesting within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. June, 2020.
SWEAT SPOT 101 WITH DIANA RAMIREZ
Written and directed by Stephanie Jean Lane
Presented in December 2015 by NYU Grad Acting's Freeplay Festival
1 Act Play, 60 min
With (L to R) Rachel Claire, Rosa Gilmore, Keren Lugo, and Jin Ha
Lighting by Derek Van Heel
Winter, 2015: Three students and one instructor gather every Wednesday night for a community dance-aerobics class in a small Connecticut town. When private lives spill into the dance moves and personal traumas are aired, how does the group reconfigure to make room for the individuals in all their varied experience?
Adaptation and choreography by Stephanie Jean Lane
Musical score by Mark Van Hare
Directed by Jamie Watkins
3 Act Dance-Theater, 60 min
For the full show, watch here.
Presented in June, 2013 at The Brick with Kyle Gerry, and Mackenzie Jahnke, and Stephanie Jean Lane
Presented in January, 2013 at Dixon Place with Kyle Gerry, Stephanie Jean Lane, and Devon Werden
Adapted from Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse," Lighthouse Triptych follows the structure of the 1927 novel with three stylistically distinct parts: Part 1 a solo dance-monologue of the matriarch Mrs. Ramsay's carefully constructed dinner party; Part 2 a three-person dance presenting the chaos wrought upon a family through the passage of time; and Part 3 a naturalistic one-act depicting the return to the family's abandoned seaside home after decades away.
D/EVOLUTION OF THE SUPERHERO
Concept by Stephanie Jean Lane
Created and performed by Michael Bradley Cohen, Leslie Fray, Jin Ha, and Stephanie Jean Lane
Presented June, 2014 in The Brick's Comic Book Theater Festival
1 Act Dance-Theater, 20 min
Clockwise from L: Jin Ha, Leslie Fray, Stephanie Jean Lane, Michael Bradley Cohen
Four monologues, one big dance: At the core of every superhero lies their greatest fear, and all their powers are carefully crafted to prevent that fear from becoming reality.
Let's dance about it.