Lane Stanley


Lane Michael Stanley is a director, playwright, filmmaker, and producer, as well as one of the Founders of Cohesion Theatre Company, where they served as Artistic Producer for the first three seasons. Lane has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2016, The Bad Oracle, and DC Metro Theatre Arts, and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. They have had pieces produced and read by many theaters, including The Barter Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater, Trinity Street Players, Cohesion Theatre Company, Fells Point Corner Theater, Interrobang Theatre Company, Strand Theater, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Gadfly Theatre Productions, and Rapid Lemon Productions. They have been developed at the HBMG Foundation’s National Winter Playwrights Retreat and the Valdez Theater Conference. Their short piece “Addict Named Hal” won Audience Favorite in Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 2017 10x10x10, and they have recently finished a short film version of the piece in effort to secure financing for the feature film. They were featured in the New York Times and USA for their direction of a grunge-era, gender-bending Hamlet. Their short film “Welcome Baby Anderson” showed at the Transforming Cinema Film Festival in Sheffield, UK, and is now available on their website. They are currently pursuing their MFA in Directing at the University of Texas at Austin, where they have directed Matawan by Dan Caffrey and MotherWitch by Travis Tate. For a full portfolio, please visit (Please note Lane is transgender and in many places is referenced as Alice.)