Classics and classical drama
Jane’s career combines academic teaching and research with professional theatre practice. As an actor, she has had an extensive career in UK theatre, and have recently returned to professional practice, performing with Bell Shakespeare Company in “King Lear”, The Stork Theatre in “Razing Hypatia”, and Malthouse Theatre in “Sappho…in 9 fragments”. As a director, I have worked with Harrogate Theatre, UpFront Theatre Company and have been Artistic Director of the Cambridge Greek Play, directing acclaimed productions of Trojan Women and Electra.
Jane is a classical studies scholar and is fluent in ancient Greek. Her practice and research actively fosters interdisciplinary links between Classics and performance, and her current research projects investigate affective ways of interpreting classic/al texts through performance. She has been a Board member for the Australian Script Centre and Red Stitch, and is a regular media commentator on theatre and Greek drama.
Jane Montgomery Griffiths's Articles
Defying death on stage
Playing the lead role of a terminally ill academic in Wit left Monash's Jane Montgomery Griffiths pondering the healing potential of theatre.