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Sally Blackwood | Operosa


Sally Blackwood

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Sally Blackwood

Stage director

Background: Born, Australia. Post Graduate Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), 2006. Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Theatre/Film, French), University of New South Wales (UNSW), 1997.

Sally is a director; producer; production, operations & tour manager; writer and French interpreter. Production credits include: circus; opera; theatre; orchestral, cabaret & vocal ensemble music; dance; comedy; musicals; television commercials; series drama; short film; and live festival events.

Associate Artistic Director, Patch Theatre Company, 2014
Co-Artistic Director, Jigsaw Theatre Company (ACT), 2010-2012
Artistic Director KidsPlay programme, Glen Street Theatre (Sydney), 2008-2010
Artistic Director, Green Badger Productions 2005-2011

Circus Tour Director: Director/Tour Manager, CIRCA Contemporary Circus

Performing Arts Producer: Sydney Opera House, 2002-2007
Producer/Tour Manager: Coco’s Lunch Polyfollia Festival

Director Opera repertoire: Macbeth (Opera Australia); Mozart/Menotti Live Radio Opera, Orphée aux enfers, Il Campanello di notte (Sydney Conservatorium of Music);
Assistant Director: Falstaff (Gran Teatre del Liceu); Il trovatore, Tannhäuser (OA).

Director Music/Theatre repertoire:
The Little Mermaid (Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House);
The Butcher and The Bear (The Edge, Auckland NZ);
Antigone (French language, Atelier Théâtre);
Colder Than Here (NT); One Good Beating (NIDA);
Savage/Love (NIDA);
Pearl Verses the World (stage adaptation for Jigsaw Theatre Company);

Writer/Director Musical Theatre repertoire: Journey to the Planets by Holst (The Concourse);
JACK! The Musical, Music Book ‘09 & ‘10, The Royal Seed,
Strings & Things (Sydney Opera House);
Jason and the Argonauts, Hansel & Gretel (NIDA).

French-English interpreter: Le ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris (Australian Tour); Sydney Festival; Melbourne Festival; Atelier Théâtre; Polyfollia Festival Basse-Normandie, France.

Currently: Sally is working on a new production of Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin.