Jan Probst is a storyteller, who found her creative home in theatre and film.
After stepping onto the stage as a young actor with indie political theater, she later found her footing as a playwright, from solo stage work to production and publication.
Her work has been seen on stages around the San Francisco Bay Area, across the continental U.S. and in the great state of Alaska, and heard on the popular radio show Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour.
In 2021, when theatres everywhere were closed, her one act Bird on a Tree Branch premiered online via virtual production by Phoenix Arts Association, receiving commendation from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
Jan has been an Artist in Residence at Z Space Studios, Playwright of the Month at Off-Market Theater and guest artist for the ATHE Annual Conference. She is a graduate of the Bennett TheatreLab acting program, and holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Playwriting from San Francisco State University.
Jan is a long-time member of the award-winning improv film company Barewitness Films, where she works both sides of the camera.