Adena Jacobs

Dramaturge - The Dark Chorus

Adena Jacobs is a theatre director and the Artistic Director of Fraught Outfit. In 2014-15 she was Resident Director at Belvoir, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre. In 2011, Adena was awarded the Melbourne International Arts Festival’s Harold Mitchell Fellowship. Directing credits include THE BACCHAE (MIAF & Dark MOFO), ANTIGONE (Malthouse Theatre), WIZARD OF OZ (Belvoir), OEDIPUS REX (Belvoir), HEDDA GABLER (Belvoir), EXIL (SCO/ Carriageworks), PERSONA (Theatre Works, Malthouse Theatre & Belvoir), ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS (MTC Neon Festival), ELEKTRA (The Dog Theatre) and THIS IS FOR YOU (La Mama). As a dramaturge she most recently worked on The Dark Chorus (Lucy Guerin Inc),  The Second Woman (Next Wave/ACMI) and Blue Wizard (Belvoir). Adena’s productions have been nominated for Green Room, Sydney Theatre Awards, Helpmann and FBI SMAC Awards. PERSONA received 5 Green Room Awards, including Best Direction and Best Independent Production. Adena graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (honours) from Melbourne University (2004), and a Masters of Theatre Practice from VCA (2008). She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.