Theatre Faculty & Staff

Jen Nelson Lane


Jen Nelson Lane has worked as a stage manager, arts administrator, and theatre educator for more than 25 years.  She received her BA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University and her MFA in Stage Management from the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Jen spent 3 years as Resident Stage Manager at Cornell University before moving to NYC.

Her New York credits include the Broadway productions of The Rivals and The Light in the Piazza, both for Lincoln Center Theatre; 2 seasons with New York Classical Theatre as Stage Manager and Associate Producer; New York Shakespeare Festival, Mirth Theatre Company, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and East Coast Artists. Regionally, she has worked for Birmingham Children’s Theatre as Director of Production, Theatre West Viriginia, Perseverance Theatre (Juneau, Alaska), and others.  Jen spent several seasons as Production Stage Manager for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where favorite shows include The 39 Steps, Dracula, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 6 world premiers and 15 workshops as a part of the Southern Writers Festival.

She has taught Stage Management and Arts Administration as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama, Samford University, Troy University, and the University of Montevallo.  In her rare pockets of spare time, Jen can be found on the beach hunting for seashells with her husband Marcus and their son, Dean.