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Janine Watson

Artist, Writer

Janine was a recipient of the inaugural Sandra Bates Directing Award.

For Ensemble Theatre she was Assistant Director on Nina Rayne’s Tribes and Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking. She also directed Bell Shakespeare’s 2018 In-Theatres education production of Romeo and Juliet.

For The Old Fitz Janine has directed Crimes of the Heart (2017), Dolores (2015 co-directed with Kate Box) and Infinity Taster (2015). For Melbourne Fringe she directed Agatha (2010).

Janine is a graduate from the National Theatre Drama School. Her most recent acting credits include A View from the Bridge (Iain Sinclair); Antony and Cleopatra, The Dream (Peter Evans) Antigone (Damien Ryan), Three Sisters (Kevin Jackson); The Happy Prince, Dracula, Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Nicolazzo). Janine won the GLUG Award for Best Supporting Actress for A View from the Bridge, and was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for the same show.

Into the Wilde: Invoking the Spirit of a Genius
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ArchivedGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 25 Jun - 6 Jul 2019

Into the Wilde: Invoking the Spirit of a Genius

"A bit of wine; a fear of failure." Janine Watson reveals what went into the adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.

Fierce: Claiming a Place on Football’s Field of Dreams
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ArchivedOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 20 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

Fierce: Claiming a Place on Football’s Field of Dreams

Aussie Rules and theatre share the thrill of danger and the unexpected, writes Janine Watson, director of the Sydney premiere of Fierce.

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