Priscilla Jackman

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Priscilla’s background in theatre-making and acting has informed her work in both the UK and Sydney.

Priscilla is a graduate of the NIDA Directing course and in 2016, was awarded the Sandra Bates Director’s Award, Ensemble Theatre. For Sydney Theatre Company, Priscilla was assistant director to Sarah Goodes on THE HANGING, by Angela Betzien as well as emerging director nominee for Playwriting Australia’s Directors Studio (2015). For Ensemble Theatre, Priscilla directed the Boatshed Program’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and was assistant director to Mark Kilmurry on GOOD PEOPLE and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. She is currently the resident director for Sport for Jove.

Priscilla has demonstrated a commitment and passion for developing new Australian work which includes current collaborations with Nam Le based on her original adaptation of his short story Love and Honour, from his award winning book The Boat. She is the conceiver and director of Eurydike + Orpheus – a new Australian epic work for the National Institute of Dramatic Art in which she is leading their first co-production with the National Institute of Circus Art, Melbourne (2017). She is co-creator and director of new Australian play, The Angelica Complex, for Invisible Circus – a season of independent female directors at Kings X Theatre (2016).

Priscilla is the recipient of the Belvoir Artist Workshop (2017) and the Melbourne Director’s Lab 2016 (MTC, Melbourne Festival, Theatre Works). She directed Triple J’s unearthed artist, WILSN’s music video clip Walking For Days (2015).

In 2014 Priscilla was invited to work with Complicite (UK), in collaboration with their Creative Learning team, to develop innovative resources to support theatre-makers in devising original work. She represented the Southbank Centre London at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2013, directing the UNDER 10s FEMINIST CORNER‘Under to explore what being a feminist means for girls under ten years of age. Priscilla has written dramaturgical resources for the NSW Department of Education and presented at National and State Drama Conferences.

Priscilla is invested in an exquisite exchange between audience and actors through a dynamic exploration of space using traditional and 21st century technologies, and is excited to contribute to the hybrid and exciting fusion of innovative theatre practice in Australia.