O-Lan Jones is an award-winning composer, sound designer, writer, and actress who has been consistently involved in experimental theatre, music, and opera since the age of sixteen. The press has referred to her as an “uncategorizable legend.” She has created original sound designs and scores for over fifty productions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and New York, in collaboration with Padua Hills Playwrights, LA Woman’s Shakespeare Company, the Taper Too, and Bay Area Shakespeare Festival among others. As an actress, she has originated roles in many plays including those of Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert, and Beth Henley. Her screen credits include iconic works like Natural Born Killers, The Truman Show, Seinfeld, The X-Files, Shameless, Edward Scissorhands and two additional Tim Burton films.
O-Lan founded Overtone Industries in 1980, a company that develops and produces original music-based theater and opera. Their work has been performed in traditional and non-traditional settings such as La Mama, the Kurt Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Ford Amphitheater and a 25,000 sq. ft, empty car dealership. Miz Jones has been working with Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio since 2015 as a composer as well as conductor of the Metabolic Choir practice each Monday morning. She is currently conducting The Interdependence Community Choir that began in January 2020.