Guest Director

Cristabel Sved

Cristabel Sved (she/her) has worked professionally as a director, dramaturg, performer and teacher for over twenty years. She has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading artists and arts organisations to develop scripts and new performance works, direct theatre productions, and deliver programs for theatre companies, educational institutions and community arts and cultural development organisations.

Cristabel is a founding member of the award winning Darlinghurst Theatre Company, and of Milk Crate Theatre, a company that uses performing arts to change the story of homelessness. She held the Artistic Director at Milk Crate Theatre between 2015 and 2016, was an Associate Artist at Belvoir Street Theatre (2010-2011) and the inaugural Resident Director at the Griffin Theatre Company (2009-2010).

As a director, Cristabel has worked with the Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Street Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Stalker, Australian Theatre for Young People, Milk Crate Theatre, Sydney Opera House, National Institute for Dramatic Art (NIDA), The Actors’ Centre Australia, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Carriageworks, Sydney Festival, Red Stitch Actors’ Company, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, The Victorian Museum, The Maritime Museum, University of Western Sydney and Playwriting Australia. Her Sydney Festival production of Alice In Wonderland was nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People in the 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards, and toured throughout NSW.

Cristabel’s qualifications include a Post Graduate degree (Directing) from NIDA, a BA in Performing Arts (Theatre) from Theatre Nepean, a BA Honors (Performance Studies) from the University of Western Sydney, and most recently completed level 1 and level 2 in Consent Based Work courses, Intimacy Direction at IDC, New York City.