Rebecca Murphy

2021 marks Rebecca’s thirteenth year as a Core Ensemble member of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. Performance credits for QSE include Lady Macbeth (Macbeth in the Dark), Poins (Henry IV Part I), Paulina (The Winter’s Tale), Mary (Mary Stuart), Tamora (Titus), Olivia (Twelfth Night), Ariel (The Tempest), Maria (Twelfth Night), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Julia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona).  

Other credits include Tales of Rain with Niz Jabour and La Boite Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfLovePukeThe White Whore and the Bit PlayerRomeo and Juliet for Tropic Sun Theatre (NQ), and Mullah Nasrudin (stage manager) for Full Throttle Theatre Company/La Boite Indie. Rebecca has been involved in creative developments and readings of a number of new works including The Tragedy of Socrates (written by Silvan Rus), The Blood Votes (written by Michael Futcher) and The Centre (written by Jo Loth and Ginna Brock).

In 2017 Rebecca directed the world premiere of Rob Pensalfini’s Bogga. Other directorial credits include Henry IV Part IRosencrantz & Guildenstern are DeadShakespeare’s Shorts, and Dare to Share. She was also assistant director on The Winter’s TaleTwelfth Night, and Titus. Rebecca recently completed a directorial observation on Queensland Theatre’s The Holidays. In 2021 she will once again be directing QSE’s Shakespeare Shorts team and is thrilled to be in the director’s seat for the ensemble’s upcoming production of The Rover

An in-demand facilitator and tutor Rebecca has had the pleasure of working with companies and institutions including Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, University of Queensland, NIDA Open, Brisbane Drama Studio, Shakespeare Prison Project, Tropical Arts, The Light Ensemble, and Underground Productions.