Jen Rani

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An accomplished actor, director and creative producer, Jen works on projects and with individuals committed to challenging bias and driving systemic change in the arts, and aims to contribute to the shifting landscape of the ‘Australian’ story on our stages.

Her varied experience across the arts, private and government sectors encompass a diverse portfolio delivering inaugural festivals and programs, and demonstrates commitment and skill producing work that effects lasting change in the national cultural and economic landscapes.

Most notably, she has producing events for MONA’s inaugural Dark Mofo festival in 2013, now a world renowned arts festival, and collaboratively designed and delivered a $75 million NSW government grant program to support the development of innovative, large-scale electricity and storage projects in NSW.

In her current role as Creative Producer for Australian Plays Transforms’ programs in lutruwita/Tasmania, she is working with local organisations, communities, and artists to support and foster First Nations and diverse playwrights and dramaturgs of colour making theatre on the island.

Recent directing includes Hilary Bell’s one woman show Window, Cricket Bat for Sydney Festival (2022); acting credits include playing Helayas Breen in Tom Holloway’s world premiere of The Museum of Modern Love for Sydney Festival (2022), and reoccurring guest roles on Home and Away (2022-23) and Rosehaven (2016-21).

Jen’s recent selection for Theatre Network Australia’s ‘Leadershift’ program to address systemic inequity in diverse leadership roles in the arts, coupled with her extensive experience and skillset, make her an adept creative leader and well-equipped to guide APT’s programs and the growth of aspiring artists.

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