President – CraneKahn
Jillian Crane is a writer, actress and producer. As a writer, Ms. Crane has adapted two novels into screenplays: About Yvonne and Down, Boy, based on best-selling books of the same name. She wrote a half-hour pilot called “Scrapyard Barbie” for Gramnet and Paramount Television. Her play High Ceilings was part of the New Works Festival at the Ensemble Studio Theater in 2007 and went on to be produced at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles during the 2009 season.
As an actress Ms. Crane was recently seen in, Out of Iceland at Soho Repertory Theater. She has performed in leading roles at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop where she played the title role in The Duchess of Malfi. Jillian created the role of The Woman in the Premiere of Sam Shepard’s short play, It wasn’t Proust at The Matrix Theater. Other roles include, Queen Anne in Circle X’s Edward II at The Actors Gang, Beth in Dinner With Friends at The Vineyard Playhouse, Ophelia in Fortinbras at The 78th Street Theatre Lab. Film credits include, Great Kills Road, directed by the Dutch director, Tjebbo Penning, Election, with Mathew Broderick, Hamlet with Campbell Scott, The Great New Wonderful with Edie Falco and Tony Shaloub, Godless with John Shea. Television credits include, “The Practice,” “Law and Order Criminal Intent,” and “Homicide.”
Ms. Crane is currently co-producing a Broadway musical based on the best selling book, “The Boys of Summer.” Ms. Crane is the president of CraneKahn, an intellectual property development and marketing company.
Additionally, Ms. Crane is on the board of The Culture Project in New York City.