NYC-based actor, dancer, director, and writer.

 

I find my greatest joy in collaborating with artists I love and respect.

 

Please get in touch.  stephaniejeanlane@gmail.com

ENLOQUECER

 

Short of the Week & Vimeo Staff Pick, October 2022.  WATCH HERE.

"As Enloquecer’s lead-character, Stephanie Jean Lane is remarkably compelling and as she takes us on this 11-minute emotional roller coaster, at any given moment she embodies a bunch of conflicting emotions and feelings.  It’s the authenticity of her performance that makes the tone of the film land and allows the comedy to thrive without turning into a one-dimensional farce." - Céline Roustan, Short of the Week

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 

Palm Springs International Film Festival's ShortFest 2022

Nighthawk Shorts Fest 2022, Bushwick Film Fest, Crown Heights Film Fest, Tacoma Film Fest

Played the lead, Ela, opposite Bob Rutan in this short film written, directed, and edited by Hector Prats, produced by Yoko Kohmoto, and Kaelo Iyizoba, and shot by Michael Cong.

SLEEP NO MORE

Alternately playing Hecate and Agnes in Punchdrunk's long-running immersive adaptation of Macbeth at the McKittrick Hotel

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Stephanie Jean Lane as Hecate in Sleep No More.

Photo by Umi Akiyoshi.

FORT TRUMBULL

Winner: Best Narrative Short at the 2021 Mystic Film Fest;

Semi-finalist, Best First Time Director: LA's Indie Shorts Fest;

Official Selection: New Haven International Film Fest

Short film written, directed and produced by Stephanie Jean Lane; Filmed in Milford, CT in February 2021. 

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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

MY UNFINISHED GIRL

CO-CREATED and PERFORMED "My Unfinished Girl," a devised dance/music/digital art theater piece exploring the unfinished in life, with Kyra Sims and Sarah Todes.  Workshopped at The Carriage House in Stamford, NY in August 2021.  NYC premiere at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea, October 16, 2021 made possible by a $5000 grant from the New York Artist Corps through NYFA.

Stephanie Jean Lane as Matilda Do-Right Do-Right in "My Unfinished Girl."

THE MOTHERHOOD PROJECT

DIRECTED staged reading of Christy Escobar's new play, "The Motherhood Project," featuring Escobar, Marinda Anderson, Rosa Gilmore, Keren Lugo, Kedren Spencer, and Sarah Todes, at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea, October 7, 2021.  

Poster artwork by Christy Escobar.

FOR SOCIETY THEATRE'S "CHEAP DATE"

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.

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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.

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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 Bockabout connecting with a stranger on the world wide web in isolated times.  September, 2020.

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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.

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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?

LIGHTHOUSE TRIPTYCH

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 HaLeslie FrayStephanie 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.