Terry Karabelas | Biography


Terry Karabelas is Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Sport For Jove Theatre. In 2011, Terry co-directed The Libertine at the Darlinghurst Theatre, which was nominated for 5 Sydney Theatre Awards, winning Best Production, Best Actor and Best Actress, along with Winning Timeout People’s Choice Award for Best Production.

He is an actor and director whose credits for Sport For Jove include Capulet in Romeo & Juliet and Theseus in A Midsummer Nights Dream for the 2010-11, Corin in As You Like it and Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew for the 2011/12 Festival and 2016 remount and directing Macbeth and Edward II, co-directing The Importance of Being Earnest and A Midsummer Nights Dream 2010/11. His other theatre credits include Petrin in Platonov, Hamlet in Hamlet, Macbeth in Macbeth, Iago in Othello, Podkolyoshin in The Marriage (Griffin Theatre), King Lear in King Lear,  Dromio in Comedy of Errors, Caliban in The Tempest, Eglamor in Queen Lear, Frank in Kvetch, Hamlet in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Chief Clerk in Metamorphosis, Stathis in The Match and Dancemaster in The Would Be Gentleman (Takeaway Theatre), Bob Shroeder in Beau Jest (The Independent Theatre), Cleante in Tartuffe, Creon in Antigone, Frank in Sweet Phoebe, Tom Junior in Sweet Bird of Youth and Orestes in Electra.

Directing credits include – The Libertine, Antigone, Agamemnon, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest, Picasso at the Au Lapin Agile, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides.

Terry was recently awarded a Travelling Shakespeare Fellowship for Performance (through the ‘Shakespeare Reloaded’ program at Sydney University and Barker College) taking him to London, Washington and Staunton, Virginia.


Terry has also translated and adapted productions of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Euminides, Antigone and Electra.

Terry has also worked heavily in the education sector as a drama teacher (Barker College), director and facilitator.

Film & TV credits include – Home and Away, Compassionate Grounds, Fruits of Power, Something Blue.

 Awards      Nominated for 5 Sydney Theatre Awards in 2011 for The Libertine

                     Winner of Best Production – The Libertine

                     Winner of Timeout People’s Choice Awards for Best Production-

                     The Libertine



Associated Events: 
Assistant Director / Art and Design Manager
Art and Design Manager
Art and Design Manager
Older Richard Duke of Gloucester becoming King Richard III
Older Richard Duke of Gloucester becoming King Richard III
Terry Karabelas | Biography


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