Jane Cox is a lighting designer for theater, opera, dance and music based in Brooklyn, New York. This season's designs include Color Purple (directed by John Doyle) currently running on Broadway; Noises Off directed by Jeremy Herrin (Broadway); Hamlet directed by Lyndsey Turner (with Benedict Cumberbatch); and a new musical of Amelie (directed by Pam MacKinnon). Upcoming projects include the new play Roe at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directed by Bill Rauch; a third production of The Flick by Annie Baker (directed by Sam Gold) at the National Theatre in London; Cherry Orchard on Broadway and Peer Gynt at Classic Stage Company.
In 2014, Jane was nominated for a Tony award and a Drama Desk award for her work on Machinal. Other exciting recent designs include All the Way on Broadway (Tony award for Best Play); Head Over Heels, a new musical with music by the Go-Gos at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Lucia di Lammermoor at Sydney Opera House; Picnic on Broadway; The Whale at Playwrights Horizons; The Ambassador Project, a stage show of Gabriel Kahane's album directed by John Tiffany; Allegro and Passion at CSC and Love and Sex at Lincoln Center, directed by Sam Gold. In the 2012-13 season, Jane was awarded the Henry Hewes Design Award for her work on The Flick at Playwrights Horizons, and nominated for a Lortel and a Drama Desk Award.
Jane is a company member of the Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company, who are currently working on three projects – Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host with Ira Glass; a new museum workout with illustrator Maira Kalman; and Happy Hour, a piece involving karaoke, cocktails and suits. Jane has an ongoing relationship with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and long standing collaborations with directors John Doyle, Sam Gold and Bill Rauch, among others, as well as with choreographer Doug Varone, with whom she was awarded a Bessie for light and dance. She maintains personal and professional connections with Dublin and London; and has been teaching about light and theater design to anyone who will listen at Princeton University since 2007.