Jillian Keiley is an awardwinning director from St. John’s, Newfoundland and founder of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Ms. Keiley has directed and taught across Canada and internationally.
She received her BFA in Theatre from York University and was awarded Honorary Doctorates of Letters from both Memorial University and York University. She was the winner of the Siminovitch Prize for Directing in 2004 and the Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize in 1997.
Ms. Keiley assumed her role as the National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director in August 2012, and her productions for the NAC have included The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Metamorphoses, Tartuffe, Oil and Water, and Alice Through the LookingGlass, which she also directed for the Stratford Festival, the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, featuring local casts in each city.
More recently, she directed Bakkhai, The Diary of Anne Frank, and As You Like It for the Stratford Festival and her productions of Tartuffe (NAC) and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams(Artistic Fraud) toured through Newfoundland and Labrador. For choirs, Jillian directed Anne and Seamus for Shallaway, and a production of Orpheo in Ireland for the Cork Children’s Chorus. Jillian’s production of Tempting Providence toured internationally from 2002-2012.