Gale Edwards

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Gale Edwards (born 14 November 1954) is an Australian theatre director, who has worked extensively throughout Australia and internationally. She has also directed for television and film. She began her career at Adelaide youth theatre company Energy Connection.[1] From 1986 to 1989 she was Associate Director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, has been an Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company and has worked with every other major theatre Australian company, including the Sydney Theatre Company and Opera Australia. Internationally, Edwards directed the 1996 London revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, which opened on Broadway in 2000, and for which she won an Emmy Award for the televised recording of the production.[2] Edwards contributed to the book of the musical Whistle Down the Wind, for which she directed the West End production. Edwards has also directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington D.C.).[3] She directed the premiere production of The Boy from Oz.

Edwards has been the recipient of three Sydney Critics Circle Awards, four Green Room Awards, two Mo Awards, an Emmy, two Helpmann Awards, a Sydney Critics Award, two nominations for Helen Hayes Awards, and a 2000 Centenary Medal 'for Service to Australian Society'.[3] Edwards won[4] a Green Room Award for Direction in a Musical for her 2012 Melbourne production of Chess. It is one of twelve nominations The Production Company received for Chess, and seven won[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schafer, Elizabeth. Ms-directing Shakespeare: women direct Shakespeare. 
  2. ^ Gale Edwards at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b http://www.opera-australia.org.au/scripts/nc.dll?OPRA:STANDARD:0:pc=PC_90644
  4. ^ "2012 Green Room Awards Recipients". Australian Stage Online. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012 Green Room Awards Nominations". Stage Whispers. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.