Jane Madden is a Dublin based playwright and founder of Eccles Theatre Group, which makes irreverent, colourful comedies for all ages. Jane studied English and Theatre Studies in Trinity College Dublin from 2005-2009 and graduated from the Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts with an MFA in Playwriting in 2015. Jane's first play with Eccles Theatre Group was The Windstealers, a modern Irish satire about Irish national character and corruption. The Windstealers was supported by Fishamble Theatre, debuted at Smock Alley in Dublin Fringe 2015, was awarded four stars in The Irish Times, programmed in Irish Rep Theatre’s 2015 Reading Series in NYC and published by Oberon Press’compendium, Fresh Cuts.
Eccles Theatre Group has produced two readings - LadyPlay, a slightly surreal and stylish satire about modern feminism; and Two Pricks in a Hotel Room.
Eccles Theatre Group's second show was Birdy. Birdy debuted at the Peacock in Fringe Kids in Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 and was awarded four stars by The Irish Times. It was nominated for Spirit of the Fringe and won Best Ensemble. Jane also teaches theatre and creative writing to primary and secondary school children with the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland, and Fighting Words.
As a film and television writer, Jane has developed documentaries about Waking The Feminists, called Them's The Breaks, which received Irish Film Board funding; and Blind Ambition, a short about Irish Visually Impaired Tennis players and their ambition to compete in the 2018 world series.