Adena Jacobs

Melbourne, VIC

Adena Jacobs is a theatre director and the Artistic Director of independent company Fraught Outfit ( Her distinct body of work incorporates queer and feminist renderings of mythic texts, hallucinatory landscapes and rich sound scores. In 2014-15 she was Resident Director at Belvoir, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre. In Australia, her work has been seen at Melbourne Festival, Carriageworks, Dark Mofo, Malthouse, Belvoir, Sydney Opera House, MTC, Theatre Works and La Mama. Internationally, she has directed for the English National Opera in London, and presented at Tokyo Festival. In 2022, her production of TROJAN WOMEN will premiere at the prestigious Burgtheater in Vienna. Adena’s work has been nominated for numerous Green Room, Sydney Theatre Award and FBI SMAC awards. Recently, her 2018 production of THE HOWLING GIRLS was named co-winner of the Music Theatre NOW as part of Operadagen Rotterdam and awarded Best Vocal/Choral Work by APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards.

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