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  • Theatre

    • Actor

      • Physical Theatre/Dance Practice

    • Director

    • Playwright


  • Visual Art

    • Illustration 

    • Graphic Design- Branding

    • Theatrical Designer


  • Arts Education

    • Art for Social Change

    • Art as Spiritual Practice


But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live.

Jessica Hagedorn

Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig is a creator- a multidisciplinary artist who uses her talents and skills to create transformative artistic experiences. She has dedicated her life to using art as a medium for healing, education/understanding, empowerment and building community and connection. 


JL has continually witnessed and produced work that speaks to upliftment of the human spirit. Her training is rooted in classical and physical theatre work as she received her formal training at New York University, The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at The University of California, Irvine and The Accademia Dell' Arte in Arrezzo, Italy. Much of her career has been heavily rooted in collaborative based, applied and experimental theatre that focuses on human rights advocacy, art therapy/ healing connected to the development of her work around "For the Movement Theatre" and "Theatre as Spiritual Practice." 


In particular she seeks to elevate the narratives of Pilipina Wom*n/ Pinay- as a reflection of her own life's journey toward decolonizing, re-indigenizing and humanizing self. She draws her inspiration from being raised by strong wom*n in her family and by countless circles of sisterhood that have lifted her throughout her lifetime including mentors and comrades from- The Center for Babaylan Studies, Damayan, Ugnayan, Af3irm (Gabriela Network), Gabriela NYC, Roots of Health/ Raised Pinay, El Puente, and Kababayan at UC Irvine amongst other organizations JL has had the honor to build with.  She is the creator of the acclaimed Movement Theatre production "The Journey of a Brown Girl" that has traveled internationally empowering diverse audiences through what has been noted as a "transformative human experience through the lens of the Pinay Narrative. She is also the Artistic Creator of the Communal Theatre work, Raised Pinay that is now in its 3rd Generation of Womxn building collective Theatre since 2015.

JL continues to develop works with intergenerational performers and community groups with the core purpose of guiding others in sharinga and elevating the stories that they hold within them- for learning, for understanding and for empowerment of all.