Krista Jackson

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Krista Jackson is an actor, director and artistic director from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. [1]. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre [2].


1993 - Ryerson Theatre School

2012 - Neil Munro Directors Project (Shaw Festival)

2014/15 - Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction (Stratford Festival)

As an Actor

1986 - (Professional debut) Brighton Beach Memoirs (RMTC)

Shakespeare, Ibsen, Synge, Aeschylus, Moliere, Coward, Brecht as well as in several new Canadian plays

2011 - Three Sisters (z41/TPM)

2016 - Myth of the Ostrich (RMTC)

As Director

2010 - (Co-director) with Gina Wilkinson The Seafarer (RMTC)

2012 - Village Wooing (zone41)

2012 - (Assistant director) with Martha Henry Hedda Gabbler, with Jim Mezon His Girl Friday, with Eda Holmes Misalliance (Shaw Festival)

2012 - Overtones/If Men Played Cards as Women Do (AKA Four Play) Neil Munro Directors Project (Shaw Festival)

2012 - (Assistant director) with Joey Tremblay The Wizard of Oz (Globe)

2013 - The Miser of Middlegate (zone41/TPM)

2013 - Dying to be Thin (MTYP)

2014 - The Seagull (RMTC)

2014 - (Assistant director) with Martha Henry Mother Courage and her Children (Stratford Festival)

2014 - (Assistant drirector) with Susan Ferley Shrek: The Musical (Grand)

2015 - Private Lives (RMTC)

2016 - (Associate Director) with Martha Henry All My Sons (Stratford Festival)

2016 - The Lion in Winter (Grand Theatre)

2017 - Bittergirl: the Musical (RMTC)

2017 - Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw Festival)

As Artistic Director

1994/95 - Co-artistic director of Coping Stone Theatre, Toronto

2009 - Founding artistic director of zone41 theatre, Winnipeg

2014/15 - Artistic Associate/Apprentice Artistic director at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario

2016 - Associate Artistic Director Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg


1990-91 Jean Murray–Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship

2013 Gina Wilkinson Prize for Emerging Female directors

2015 Jean Gascon Award - Stratford Festival