Jane Shepard is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose works have appeared on stages and screens across the U.S. and internationally.
Two compilations of her work currently appear in print, the aptly titled MEATY MONOLOGUES, and a popular collection of her shorts entitled KICKASS PLAYS FOR WOMEN.
A native of Boulder, Shepard spent over two decades in New York City, where she received multiple accolades for her writing, received over 25 productions, and worked in association with such distinguished companies as Circle Rep, The Public, New York Stage & Screen and Ensemble Studio Theatre. NY productions include EATING THE DEAD at Centerstage, COMMENCING at the Here Space; DUCKS CROSSING at Vital Theater, where it was called "The best time you can have in the New York theater right now!" (NYTheater.com); as well as a staged workshop of STRANGE GRACE at New York Stage & Film, featuring Stephen Lange (Avatar) and Lecy Goranson (TV's Roasanne.)
In film, Shepard's script FREAK CITY was produced as a Showtime Original Movie featuring Samantha Mathis, Natalie Cole, Jonathan Silverman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Academy-Award winners Marlee Maitlin and Estelle Parsons. Her screenplay was subsequently nominated for a Writer's Guild Award (2000.)
Jane has also served as writer-producer-direcor on two award-winning shorts. NINE, a 40-minute featurette which was featured at seven festivals nationally, and EARNING THE DAY, a short comedy on dealing with ourself-critical voices. Most recently receiving the Award of Merit for Women Filammkers at IndieFest, the film is currently touring in festivals nationally.
In 2008 Shepard returned her creative workshop to Boulder, CO, where she was commissioned by VIVA Theater to write and direct DUDE, IT'S BOULDER! an original play on Boulder's unique history, featuring live music and a multi-ethnic, inter-generational cast of 25, which enjoyed a sold-out run at e-Town Hall. Shepard continues to create original work for stage and film, and is currently founding a film production company.