Sally Blackwood


Sally Blackwood

Sally is an exceptional artistic & stage director based in Sydney, and working internationally. Production credits include: opera, circus, theatre, orchestral, cabaret & vocal ensemble music, dance, comedy, children’s musicals, television commercials, series drama, short film, and live festival events.

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

OA repertoire: Macbeth; Il Trovatore; Tannhäuser; Hansel & Gretel (schools touring)

Director Opera repertoire: Mozart/Menotti Live Radio Opera, Orphée aux enfers, Il Campanello di note (Sydney Conservatorium of Music);

Assistant Director: Falstaff, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona.

Director in Residence: Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin, Freiburg, Amsterdam, 2014. Monteverdi’s Orfeo, premiered Dutch National Opera and is currently touring.

Artistic Director: Artistic Director & Dramatic Arts Mentor, Emerge Festival, Australian Institute of Music (AIM) 2014-2015; Associate Artistic Director, Patch Theatre Company, 2014; Co-Artistic Director, Jigsaw Theatre Company, 2010-2012; Artistic Director KidsPlay programme, Glen Street Theatre, 2008-2010.

Director Music/Theatre repertoire: Mother’s Ruin; A Cabaret About Gin, Blackcat; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, STS; The Little Mermaid, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House; The Butcher and The Bear, The Edge, Auckland NZ; Antigone, Atelier Théâtre; Colder Than Here, NT; One Good Beating, Savage/Love, NIDA.

Writer/Director Musical Theatre repertoire: Journey to the Planets après Holst, The Concourse; Jason and the Argonauts, Savage/Love, Hansel & Gretel, NIDA; JACK! The Musical, Music Book 2009 & 2010, The Royal Seed, Strings & Things, Kids At the House, Sydney Opera House.

Circus Tour Director: Resident Director / International Tour Manager, C!RCA Contemporary Circus: Wunderkammer; CIRCA (Helpmann Award Best Physical Theatre 2012); Wings of Desire.


Sally Blackwood