WRITER DIRECTOR ACTOR
Sheridan Harbridge is a director, actor and author of plays and musical works.
She authored the acclaimed musical Songs for the Fallen, which won Best Musical at the New York Music Theatre Festival 2015, Best Actress, and a Green Room award for best artist, and has toured the major Australian & New Zealand arts festivals.
“…songs for the fallen is a tour de force. Harbridge's script is fun and chock full of surprise…she's an edgy mischeivious goddess who dares you not to like her”
Times square chronicles
She co-wrote and directed the musical bloodbath NOSFERATUTU, or Bleeding at the Ballet, for Griffin Independent & Glenn St Theatre, and co-wrote and directed REG: The Reg Livermore Retrospective commissioned by Kate Cebrano for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She directed The Blueberry Play by Ang Collins, a Griffin Award finalist, and The Sentimental Bloke for the Neglected Musicals series at the Hayes Theatre. She wrote and hosted the Hyde Park Stage Festival First Night Performance for Sydney Festival 2012.
Alongside her own work, she has forged a career as an Actor Writer, having been part of the workshopping cast, dramaturgy, and premieres of many new Australian works such as the musicals Muriel's Wedding, Dream Lover, Melba, The Detective's Handbook, and plays North by North West, The Speechmaker (Working Dog & MTC), The Sugar House, The Dog/The Cat (Belvoir), Prima Facie, Kill Climate Deniers, Jump for Jordan (Griffin).
As an actress, the NIDA graduate has appeared on the stages of all the major Australian companies, most recently to acclaim for her work in Prima Facie for Griffin Theatre, and Calamity Jane at Belvoir. Her screen work includes RAKE and the Justine Clarke Show, Dr.Blake and Jim Sharman's Andy X, playing Judy Garland and Valerie Solanas.