Photo credit: Andrew Curtis courtesy Malthouse Theatre
Marion has worked with an array of the country’s leading theatre companies and has held Artistic Directorships at both Bell Shakespeare (Associate) and Malthouse Theatre. Her association with Sydney Theatre Company has included a Resident Directorship (1995 – 1999) as well as productions such as The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Playgrounds, Volpone, Don Juan, Life After George, Cyrano de Bergerac, Navigating, Closer, The Herbal Bed, Where Are We Now? and The Café Latte Kid.
Marion was a Helpmann recipient for Best Direction of a Play in 2006, the curator of the 2003 National Playwrights’ Conference, a chairperson of World Interplay and a member of the Theatre Board of the Australia Council. For Malthouse Theatre Marion has directed; The Dragon, Hate, Wild Surmise, Blood Wedding, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl (and its London return), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Sappho… in 9 fragments, Venus & Adonis and most recently The Riders (with Victorian Opera) and Ugly Mugs (with Griffin). In 2014 Marion participated in Dramafest, Teatro del Granero, Mexico, directing Latitúd by Verónica Musalem. Marion’s credits with other major Australian companies include: King Lear, Hamlet, Othello (Bell Shakespeare); Grace (Melbourne Theatre Company); Equus, The Torrents, Gary’s House, A Number, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (State Theatre Company of South Australia); Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset (Queensland Theatre Company).
Marion is the current Executive Producer for Performing Lines and prior to that was Director Theatre at the Australia Council for the Arts. Her most recent theatre directing includes Di and Viv and Rose for MTC 2017 Season and Good Cook. Friendly. Clean for Griffin’s 2018 season.