Sarah Jane created and performs Devil in a Box, a solo performance dealing with rape trauma and recovery, which has been presented at Stage Left Studio in New York City, Out North Contemporary Art House in Anchorage, Alaska, and Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer, Alaska. Sarah Jane, and the creation process of DIAB, will be featured in New York City filmmaker Karin Anderson’s upcoming documentary that interweaves the real stories of rape survivors with expert interviews to give greater voice to the crisis of sexual assault in the United States.
As a professional actor, she has worked at regional theatres across the country including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Swine Palace Productions in Baton Rouge, Depot Theatre in upstate New York and Chashama in New York City. Sarah Jane received her MFA from Louisiana State University’s Professional Actor Training Program. During her enrollment at LSU, she was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award, a nationally recognized award for excellence in acting.
Specializing in teen relationship issues, sexual misconduct and assault, Sarah Jane has recounted her survivor story and conducted educational programming for thousands of high school and college students and faculty across the country with Campus Outreach Services. She created Transforming Trauma, a writing and performance strategy workshop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, providing a pathway for each survivor to move forward through their trauma, celebrate their bodies and reclaim their voice.