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Archive: Jacqueline McKenzie

Date posted: 19 Sep 2014Author: STC Production: Orlando, The Present, Children of the Sun

Jacqueline McKenzie has worked with STC for a little over two decades. In 1992, she took part in a workshop of seminal Australian playwright Alma de Groen's The Girl Who Saw Everything, but it wasn't until 1995 that audiences had a chance to see her perform on one of our stages.

 

SAINT JOAN (1995)

The production was George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, directed by Gale Edwards, in which Jacqueline played the title character, pictured here with Russel Kiefel and Tony Taylor. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 

THE WHITE DEVIL (2003)

Six years later, Jacqueline took part in the American tour of STC's The White Devil and, in 2003, took to the Sydney Opera House's Drama Theatre for David Auburn's Proof, alongside Barry Otto. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY (2011)

We had to wait eight years for Jacqueline's next appearance at STC, in Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play. In the below photo, Jacqueline's character, Catherine Givings, sheds light on some pioneering equipment. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

SEX WITH STRANGERS (2012)

In 2012, Jacqueline returned to The Wharf, playing opposite Ryan Corr in Laura Eason's Sex With Strangers. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

CHILDREN OF THE SUN (2014)

And, in 2014, she joined the Protasov household in Maxim Gorky's Children of the Sun, adapted by Andrew Upton and directed by Kip Williams. In this photo, Jacqueline opens up to Justine Clarke and Toby Truslove. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 

THE PRESENT (2015)

The following year, Andrew Upton adapted another Russian play, Anton Chekhov's first, untitled work, as The Present. Jacqueline played Sophia, seen here with her husband Sergei (Chris Ryan) as well as Alexei (Martin Jacobs) and Ivan (Marshall Napier) in the background. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

 

Orlando, 9 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House