Priscilla Jackman


Priscilla Jackman

Priscilla is a director of theatre and opera, whose background in theatre-making and acting has informed her work in both the UK and Sydney.

For Sydney Theatre Company, Priscilla directed the award winning production of White Pearl, by Anchuli Felicia King, which won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Ensemble in 2019, and will open at Queensland Theatre in 2021. Also for Sydney Theatre Company, Priscilla wrote and directed Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story (2018), and assistant directed The Father (2017) and The Hanging (2016).

For Ensemble Theatre Priscilla directed the sell-out hit comedy, The Appleton Ladies Potato Race by Melanie Tait (2019), which will tour nationally in 2021. She is the director of Ensemble’s A Broadcast Coup also by Melanie Tait which was due to open in April 2020, and assistant directed Good People and Barefoot in the Park (2016). She was the inaugural winner of Ensemble Theatre’s, Sandra Bates Directing Award in 2016.

For Opera Australia Priscilla is the associate director of Bluebeard’s Castle (2020), and will assistant direct Ernani (2020). She has directed three school tours for Opera Australia including The Magic Flute (2018) and The Barber of Seville (Victorian and NSW tours) 2019/20.

Priscilla received the Rockend Berlin New Music Opera Award from The Opera Foundation for Young Australians (2017), and travelled to Berlin to work as a directing intern at the Komische Oper. She graduated from the NIDA Directing Course in 2016, where she continues to work as a lecturer in the Centre for Creative Practices.

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, arts and cultural practice in Australia.

Priscilla Jackman