Amy Lane, Ph.D

Amy Lane, Ph.D

Amy Lane

402-280-2671

amylane@creighton.edu

Biography

Dr. Lane joined the faculty of Creighton University as Assistant Professor of Theatre in the fall of 2014. An Omaha native, she received her BFA in Theatre from Creighton University, an MFA in Directing from the University of Memphis, and Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She formerly served as Resident Director for the Omaha Community Playhouse and as instructor with the University of Nebraska-Omaha's Department of Theatre.  As Resident Director, she created and developed a new series of Alternative Programming including the award-winning 21 & Over series, showcasing the best of 21st century American plays and presenting some of Omaha's edgiest performing artists. Her professional directing credits include: Next to Normal, August: Osage County, boom, Becky's New Car, Steel Magnolias, Almost, Maine, and the world premiere production of Recommended Reading for Girls at the Omaha Community Playhouse; A Servant to Two Masters at Bellevue Little Theatre; the world premiere production of Mrs. Jennings' Sitter at the Shelterbelt Theatre; and the world premiere production of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band at the Rose Children's Theatre. In addition, she has served as script adaptor for Nebraska Shakespeare's production of Antony and Cleopatra, and adapted and directed their inaugural touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Dr. Lane also developed and curated UNO's New Ways/New Works Festival in 2008 which presented 15 world and/or regional premieres of contemporary work by American playwrights. As a professor, she teaches a wide variety of classes from Theatre History and Theory/Criticism to Acting and Directing. On stage, she was last seen as Becca in the Blue Barn Theatre's production of Rabbit Hole, for which she won both the Theatre Arts Guild and Omaha Entertainment awards for Best Actress. Her scholarly work has focused on contemporary dramatic literature and the history and development of the American Fringe Festival circuit. Dr. Lane is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.