Rosalba Clemente is a writer, director and actor who became the first woman Artistic Director of State Theatre Company of South Australia from 199-2004.
She majored in Drama at ACAE and in 1984/85 received the Adele Koh Scholarship for excellence in acting before graduating from NIDA.
She was the Artistic Director of State Theatre Company of South Australia from 199-2004, where she directed The Club, Don’s Party, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Carrying Light, Blithe Spirit, How I Learned to Drive, House Among the Stars, 'Holy Day, My Life My Love, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman and Trojan Women.
She has directed productions for Vitalstatistix, Belvoir St Theatre, and Playbox.
As a performer, she has appeared with Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Playbox, Vitalstatistix, Griffin, Bay St Theatre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and in various television series and film roles.
Rosalba has been nominated for and received many awards for her acting and directing work. Helly’s Magic Cup, her first play, won the Rodney Seaborn Australian Playwright’s Award for 2008. It was also selected for the New Voices/New Visions workshop at The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC in 2006.
She served on the Advisory Committee to the South Australian Department of the Arts and NSW Ministry of the Arts.
In thirty years of practise as a freelance performing artist,director and theatre maker Rosalba has been nominated for many awards including :
Sydney Theatre Critics- BEST ACTRESS/ BEST DIRECTOR.
Victorian Green Room Awards- BEST DIRECTOR.
National Helpman Award - BEST DIRECTOR FOR A THEATRE EVENT.
Mo Music Industry Awards- BEST DIRECTOR FOR MUSIC THEATRE.
S.A. Theatre Critics Awards- WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT/ WINNER FOR SERVICES TO INNOVATION.
St. Kilda Film Festival Awards- WINNER BEST ACTRESS.