2010 – Jana O’Connor

JanaOConnorJana O’Connor describes herself as an Edmonton-born performer, producer, theatre instructor and emerging playwright.

This, however, portrays a quiet modesty when compared to the broad range of her activities and performances across the Edmonton region – and the manner in which she is training the area’s youth in the arts.

A cast member and writer of the CBC radio nationally broadcast improv program, “The Irrelevant Show,” Jana has taught theatre and improv techniques to both youths and adults.

On a different scope, she was the artistic director of the City of Edmonton’s portion of the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration, which showcased nearly 200 artists at eight different sites.