John Sheedy is a multi-award nominated Australian Director whose work has been staged extensively throughout Australia. In 1998, John completed his Bachelor of Dramatic Art at the National Drama School in Melbourne before completing his Masters of Dramatic Art (Directing) at National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2002. In 2010 John became the Artistic Director at Barking Gecko Theatre Company, delivering his last season for the company in 2015. In 2016 he became artistic director for Theatre Works, his last season will be for 2018. His adaptation of Craig Silvey’s best-selling novel, JASPER JONES premiered in August 2014 to a sell-out season and great critical acclaim. John was nominated for Best Production and Best Director for JASPER JONES and ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN at the 2015 Performing Arts WA Awards.