Mark Jane has been specialized in acting, directing and teaching improvised theatre since 1994. He has trained with the masters of improvisation and storytelling like Keith Johnstone and Christopher Vogler. Originally from England he moved to Paris in 1996 where his work has had a significant influence on the world of French improvisation.
In 2001 he was a founding member of the “Improfessionals”. Through the Improfessionals Mark explored a wide range of improvisation shows: cabaret, long form, Gorilla, Maestro, improvised musicals, Trance Mask, Theatresports, Catch impro, Match d’impro, etc…
In 2012 Mark supervised the French translation of « Impro – Improvisation and theatre » by Keith Johnstone. In 2013 he created his show TRIO. This unique show sees him improvise a long form story with two audience members who have never improvised before. In 2016 he joined the impro group “Eux” in Paris and now plays a successful impro show four times a week in the French capital.
Mark is also specialized in Keith Johnstone’s Trance Mask techniques that he developed with Steve Jarand. He teaches and makes masks with his group “Trance Mask France”.
In 2018 he published his book “Jeux et Enjeux: La boîte à outils de l’improvisation théâtrale”.
Find out more about Mark on his web site: www.markjane.co.uk