Jane Collins

Curriculum Vitae

University of Birmingham. MPhil - Playwriting Studies 2001-02
City of Birmingham College of Education P.G.C.E. 1975-76
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 1969-71

2005 - present Reader in Theatre at Wimbledon College of Art
1998 - present 0.75 Full-time Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art
2004 - present Drama Consultant School of English University of Sussex
1990 - 1998 0.5 Full-time Lecturer in Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art
1981 - 1982 Manchester University, Drama Department, Lecturer in Drama .

External Examiner:
1999-2003 Central St Martin's College of Art and Design,
BA(Hons) Theatre: Design for Performance
1987-1990 Manchester University, Drama Department.

2010 -Theatre and Performance Design; a reader in scenography, co-editor, Routledge, London.

2009-2010 -Researched, wrote and directed 'Craig: in his own words' soundscape for Space and Light: Edward Gordon Craig Exhibition V&A London 

2007 - 'The Story of the African Choir'  Gramhamstown International Festival, South Africa

2006 -  'The Voyages of Harriet Herring' Site-Specific Performance ING Bank London

2006 - 'Ten Thousand Several Doors' a site specific adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster with Prodigal Theatre Company. Best Production of the Brighton Festival Award.

2004 - ‘The African Choir’. AHRC project funded – development in S.Africa

2003-2004 Performance Workshops - The Royal College of Music

2003-2004 Completed draft ‘Bright Angel Point’. Reading at the Royal Shakespeare Company, ‘The Other Place’ – dir: Lawrence Boswell.

2003-2004 ‘Shakespeare’s Dream on Sea’ – Performance development project including workshop production, Northbrook Theatre, W.Sussex. Funded by Arts Council England,SE.

1999-2000 Re-staged 'Maama Nalukalala Ne'zzade Lye’ tour to the Grahamstown Festival, South Africa, and regionally in Uganda. Funded by the World Bank.

1999-2001 Devised and directed 'Webster’s Women' in collaboration with the designer Peter Farley. An interactive performance based on the female characters in the plays of the Jacobean dramatist John Webster The Tron Theatre, Glasgow; The Barge House, The Museum Of.. South Bank, London.

1997-98 Director 'Maama Nalukalala Ne'zzade Lye' by Bertolt Brecht with the National Theatre Guild of Uganda at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

1997-98 Director 'Twelfth Night' by William Shakespeare with students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama tour to The Beijing Academy , China and the University of Arts and Culture, Ullaanbatar, Mongolia. Conducted workshops in Ullaanbatar and Beijing.

1998 Conference Director. Theatre Design Conference at the
Haymarket Theatre, London.

1997 Guest Lecturer / Director. Site-Specific Performance Project in conjunction with the Janacek Academy. J.A.M.U. BRNO. Czech Republic

1997-8 Guest Lecturer. Design/Performance Projects. Maastricht Academy, Holland.

1996-97 Conference Director. Theatre Design Conference at the
Royal National Theatre.

1996 ‘Hamlet’ workshop programme – University of Arts and Culture, Ullaanbatar, Mongolia

1996 Paper on “Theatre for Development”. British Council. London.

1995-96 Conference Director. ‘Visualising the Word’ - Royal
Court Theatre and Wimbledon School of Art and Design

1995-96 ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ by Bertolt Brecht – National Theatre of Uganda . 'Maama Nalukalala Ne'zzadde Lye'

1993-94 Director of the New Writer’s Festival. Royal Court Theatre.

1994-95 British Council/Royal Court Workshops. The National Theatre, Uganda.

1978–85 Project / workshop leader Theatre for Development Programmes in East and West Africa including Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, K.E.L.T. workshops in Tanzania, and the primary health care programme in Uganda funded by the Ugandan Red Cross.


1997 'No End of Blame', Howard Barker. Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1997 'Mrs Warren’s Profession’, G.B.Shaw . Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

1997 'Major Barbara', G.B.Shaw. Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

1996 'Hamlet', William Shakespeare, Workshops in Ullaanbatar, Mongolia.

1996 'Twelfth Night', William Shakespeare, Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

1994 'The Knocky' by Michael Wynne. Royal Court Theatre Upstairs

1994 'Looking for Home' by Hayley Daniels. Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

1993 'Figaro Gets a Divorce' by Odin von Horvath. Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1993 'The Winter’s Tale' by William Shakespeare. Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Montalcino Festival , Italy.

1992 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare. Guildhall School of Music & Drama , Istanbul International Theatre Festival

1991 'Other Worlds' by Robert Holman. Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

1990 'The Pretty Lady'. Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on--Trent.

1990 'The Fool' by Edward Bond. Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1990 'Vanity Fair' by Thackeray. Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1989 'Hedda Gabler' by Henrik Ibsen , Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

1989 'The Man of Mode' by Etherege. Central School of Speech & Drama.

1988 - 89 'Island Life' by Jenny McLeod - Monstrous Regiment' at the Nottingham Playhouse Studio and Drill Hall, London.

1988 'See How They Run' by Philip King. Welsh College of Music & Drama.

1988 ‘How the Other Half Loves’ by Alan Ayckbourne, York Theatre Royal.

1988 'Wuthering Heights' by Vince Foxall. Crucible Main House.

1988 'A Month of Sundays' by Bob Larbey. Gateway, Chester.

1987 'Good' by C.P. Snow, Welsh College of Music and Drama

1987 'Stamping, Shouting and Singing', Crucible Studio

1986 'The Running of the Bulls', Crucible Studio.

1986 'Who Killed Hilda Murrell? ' by Chris Martin. Crucible Studio. This production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn and to the Watermans, Brentford.

1985 'Out Day Out' by Willie Russell. Crucible Main House

1985 'Top Girls' by Caryl Churchill, Crucible Studio.

1985 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams, Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
1985 'Jokers III' by Robinson & Allen, Crucible Studio.

1984 'Masterpieces' by Sarah Daniels, The Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

1983 Assistant Director - 'Passion in Six Days' by Howard Barker. Dir – Michael Boyd. - Crucible Main House.

1982-83 Commissioned to write 'Women Talking' for the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield which opened in the Crucible Studio in July 1983.
Awarded an Arts Council Bursary as a Trainee Director at the Crucible.

1971-83 Worked extensively as an actress in Theatre, Radio, Television and Film.

E-mail: ejp.collins@virgin.net or j.collins@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

Last updated March 2007