Karen VickeryKaren Vickery
ACT, Canberra
Agent : Lee Leslie Management
Karen Vickery graduated from NIDA in Acting in 1983. Since then, she has performed in all media and for major companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, commercial theatre, ABC TV and Radio dramas, and commercial television. Highlights include Nicholas Nickleby and All My Sons with Sydney Theatre Company directed by the late Richard Wherrett & John Gaden, and Gale Edwards, respectively. The professional acting company attached to NIDA (NIDA Company) provided a series of roles in new Australian works including The Hollow Man by Nicholas Parsons directed by John Clark. A cameo role in Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda filmed in Elizabeth Bay House was a highlight. Karen worked as a lecturer in History of Theatre, Film and Applied Arts at NIDA from 1996. She remained at NIDA until the end of 2011, after becoming Head of Performance Practices in 2006. Karen directed The Shifting Heart, Summer Shadows, Our Country's Good, The Seagull, Icecream, and Playing with Fire for NIDA.
Since arriving in Canberra, Karen has played M'Lynn in Canberra REP's production of Steel Magnolias, and Violet Weston in Free Rain's August: Osage County. Karen was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for both performances in the 2014 Canberra Area Theatre Awards and was winner of the award for Violet Weston. In 2015, Karen played Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest for Canberra REP.
Karen is a tutor in acting at Canberra Youth Theatre and was nominated for a CAT Award for Best Director for her direction of CYT Senior Ensemble in David Ives' All in the Timing as part of Studio Underground in 2014.
Karen is the Director of Learning and Visitor Experience at the National Portrait Gallery. Karen's passion for communication and education at the gallery is fuelled by her ongoing work as an arts educator and actor in Canberra.

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Shows Karen Vickery has been in
A View from the BridgeA View from the Bridge
Show finished on 20 May 2017
Show finished on 24 Oct 2015
$37 - $52