Jillian Keiley is Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, winner of the Canada Council’s 1996 John Hirsch Prize, the 1996 NLAC Emerging Artist Award, Calgary’s 2006 Betty Mitchell Award for directing and the 2004 Siminovitch Prize for Directing. Selected Artistic Fraud productions include Afterimage; Emile’s Dream; In Your Dreams Freud; Under Wraps: A Spoke Opera; The Cheat; Belly Up; Fear of Flight; and The Chekhov Variations. Jillian directedJack Five Oh for Sheila’s Brush, and Tempting Providence for Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, both of which continue to tour nationally and internationally. Other productions include Tilt with Teatro Sotteraneo in Florence, Italy; a reworking of Gluck’s Orpheo for Cork Opera Works, Ireland; Sailor Boy for Ghost River and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary; The Syringa Tree for Regina’s Globe Theatre; and the premiere of the opera Ann and Seamus for Shallaway Youth Chorus. She directed Creon from The City of Wine Cycle for Grenfell College, Dr. Faustus with Queen’s University, Metamorphoses with York University and Cabaret with NTS.
She was the Artistic Director and Producer of a Victory Ceremony Celebration at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Jillian holds an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a regular instructor with the National Theatre School.