Jane Unger is the founding Artistic Director of Profile Theatre Project in Portland, Oregon, whose mission celebrates the playwright by presenting a full season of plays by a single writer. Jane proudly devoted Profile’s inaugural season to the plays of Arthur Kopit garnering a record number of local awards and award nominations for that season which featured Wings, Road to Nirvana and Indians.
In her fifteen years helming Profile, she had the pleasure of featuring and directing work by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Constance Congdon, Romulus Linney, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, John Guare, Neil Simon, Horton Foote, Lee Blessing and Athol Fugard, working directly with many of these writers on new play development.
Other directorial work: Triad Stage, Inge Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Creede Repertory Theatre, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Storefront Theatre, Miracle Theatre, CoHo Productions, JAW, Portland Center Stage, and New Rose Theatre. She adapted and directed Carver Country for Portland’s Literary Arts, based on Raymond Carver short stories. As an actress, Jane worked in the New York area at theaters including Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Punch Line and Hartford Stage.
Among the awards Jane has received, she is especially proud of Portland’s Drammy Award for Best Director for Wings and the Drammy Lifetime Achievement award for Profile Theatre.