I am a playwright and arts/writing instructor currently residing in Lynchburg, VA. I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in 2007. My work has been performed in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Seattle, Providence (RI), Rochester (NY), and throughout the Appalachian and Mid-Atlantic regions.
I wrote my first play, Constellations, in 2003. This first venture received the Marc A. Klein Student Playwriting Award and was produced at the Eldred Theatre on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. While in graduate school, I authored the book for two musicals produced at the Oakcrest School in McLean, VA – The Trouble With Flowers and Manhattan Girls – and created Laws of Construction, a full-length play which premiered in The Catholic University of America’s Callan Theater.
Since then, I have scripted numerous full-length and short plays – including Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience, a techno-musical comedy about an '80s video game; Fertile Ground, a commissioned work celebrating Messiah College’s centennial anniversary; The Quickening, a metaphysical drama which premiered at Milligan College in 2012; and Radius: Universal Robot (formerly RUR: Reboot), a re-imagining of Karl Capek’s sci-fi classic Rossum’s Universal Robots, which was performed by the Run of the Mill Theatre of Baltimore in 2011. My short play Hypochondria has been staged at the Asheville Fringe Festival, at the Milligan College Annual Festival of One Acts, at Stone Soup’s Double (XX) Fest in Seattle, Washington, and at the St. James Tavern Shorts Festival in Columbus, OH.
In 2016, Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience toured fringe festivals in Asheville (NC), Providence (RI), and Rochester (NY).
In 2015, Jane Bald appeared at the Emerging Artists Theatre Festival in New York City; it was produced again that year in an expanded version as Echoes on the Peaks at Festival51 in Pawtucket, RI. Over Labor Day weekend 2018, Echoes on the Peaks was produced at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH.