Jane Kreis

Jane Kreis (MA PhD) is the Director of Theatre Network NSW. Jane has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian arts & cultural industry. She lives with her family in Grafton on NSW’s North Coast and travels extensively in her Theatre Network NSW role which focuses on building capacity and confidence across the NSW theatre sector. Previously the Executive Office with the Arts North West regional arts development organisation, she consults for other organisations including Regional Arts NSW, Grafton Regional Gallery, & Arts Mid North Coast and thrives on being part of a dynamic, supportive community. Jane specialises in sustainable, creative practice in Australian arts. Her 2010 research entitled “Together Alone: Conditions for Sustainability in Australian Independent Theatre”​ was carried out with the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong. This non-economic framework and her career experience underpin much of her current role with the Theatre Network of NSW. Jane’s career is driven by her desire to learn and engage particularly through collaborative, creative processes and the strong partnership and action-led outcomes such processes produce. Jane worked for over 10 years as an actor/director, but her research degrees and experience in French and journalism are equally important to her arts & cultural career. Her previous research and publications (under her O’Donnell maiden name) include “The Actor’s Journey: Key Principles of Performance Presence”​ & “Distance and the Press: A Case Study of New Caledonia”.

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