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Isabelle Kettle



British stage director Isabelle Kettle joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2019/20 Season. In her first Season she directs Susanna in the Linbury Theatre and the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance on the main stage, and develops new work in collaboration with the Audience Labs department.

Kettle graduated from Columbia University School of the Arts with an MFA in Theatre Directing. She works in both opera and theatre, staging classics and collaborating on new works with artists from disciplines including film, poetry, visual art and dance. She aims to platform female stories and artists in innovative ways. Her opera experience includes directing for PopUp Opera at the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival, and Dido and Aeneas for the Queille Festival with soprano Mary Bevan as Dido.

Kettle’s theatre work in New York and London includes Melis Aker’s Manar, Sophocles’ Antigone, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, and adaptations of Shakespeare’s King Lear (Lear’s Daughters) and As You Like It (Arden Creatures) with Footfall, the theatre company she co-founded in 2014.