Jane Heyman

Jane Heyman is a Jessie-award winning director who worked as a full-time member of the Theatre Arts faculty between 1985 and 2005. She served as the department’s first Associate Director from 1991 until her retirement, and was instrumental in building Studio 58 into a nationally renowned program. Jane remains deeply connected to the department, as a member of the Theatre Arts Advisory Committee, and periodic director of student productions, including February 2016’s The Train Carr. After retirement, she created the Jane Heyman Fund for Creative Collaboration, and most recently co-chaired the Studio 58 Legacy Fund. Jane continues to work professionally as a director, dramaturg and educator. She also co-founded Vancouver’s Performing Arts Lodge (PAL), a unique social housing and theatre complex in Coal Harbour that provides an affordable home – and much-needed creative opportunities – for senior performing arts professionals. She is honoured to have received the YWCA Woman of Distinction for Arts and Culture; Alliance for Arts & Culture, Arts Board Member of the Year; GVPTA Career Achievement Jessie Richardson Award; UBCP Sam Payne Award for humanity, integrity, and encouragement of young talent and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Larry McCance Award.