Jane Ryan is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist with a lifelong love of sharing the magic of theatre with students of all ages. She co-founded one of the Northwest’s first Improv companies, and taught theatre classes for UW, SCT, and many of Seattle’s public and private schools. Recent directing credits include Twelfth Night, Becky’s New Car, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for Twelfth Night Productions, Streetcar Named Desire for Second Story Rep, Pinocchio for Theater Schmeater, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Crimes of the Heart for Woodinville Rep, as well as numerous new plays for Infinity Box, Phoenix, and the Seattle Fringe Festival. Some of her favorite acting roles include Ma Bailey, Mrs. Cratchit, and the Queen of Hearts! Jane is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.