I started my formal training in theater at the ripe old age of 14 at the award-winning Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. I then pursued my bachelor's at Mount Holyoke College, whose drama department just so happened to include a number of amazing downtown NYC theatermakers. They filled my malleable little brain with plays by Will Eno and Kristen Kosmas and Thornton Wilder. They also convinced me to hightail it to London upon graduating, where I finally, actually learned wtf Shakespeare is talking about (turns out he's pretty good).
I trained for two years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with some wildly talented people who all made fun of my accent (lovingly), and founded a Shakespeare theatre company with a few of ‘em: The Wet Mariners. The company still performs at the Willow Globe in Wales every summer - check it out if you’re ever in the neighborhood. Magical place.
When my visa ran out, as visas do, I made my way back to New York, and I’ve been making/doing stuff ever since. I’ve worked on some great downtown projects, including the most recent revival of Jeff Weiss’s And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid at The Kitchen, and Brooke O’Harra’s ambitious interactive theatrical walking tour I’m Bleeding All Over the Place at La MaMa. I’m the associate artistic director of The Drilling Company, known for its annual Shakespeare in the Parking Lot and Bryant Park Shakespeare productions; I also act with them a lot. I assistant directed Austin Pendleton’s Nora at The Cherry Lane Theatre. I make comedy videos with my buddy Laura Hankin. I do voiceover and commercial work. I write. Etc. I like to be busy.
I also like dogs, hikes (specifically hikes where I encounter the most dogs), and cheese boards.
"None here handle those competing qualities better than Jane Bradley. She's marvelous as Rosalind, heightening the humor with clever gestures and speaking the speech remarkably well, even over the din of nearby street noise. Her scenes [...] are wonderful by any standard." - The New York Times (review of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's 'As You Like It')