Briony has a Graduate Diploma in Directing from NIDA and a Master of Arts in Theatre from UNSW. She is Head of Course at AP Studio and co-Artistic Director of independent theatre company Iron Lung Theatre. She was a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts professional development grant to teach and direct in the Palestinian Territories and Israel. Her 2019 production for Iron Lung Theatre of ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman received critical acclaim and was reviewed as 'a restorative reminder of the power of theatre'.
Briony has directed for Belvoir Downstairs, Griffin Searchlight, Playwriting Australia, Big hArt and NIDA. Productions directed throughout her 25 year career include Der Hamletmachine by Heiner Muller, Electra.Heart.Orestes by Barton/Kavanagh, The Spirit Guard a Palestinian folktale, No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre, Life is a Dream by Calderon, La Dispute by Marivaux, Wild Honey by Michael Frayn, Are We There Yet by Vanessa O’Neil, The Threepenny Opera by Bertholt Brecht, dreamalittledreamalittle by Toby Schmitz, Dreaming Fire by Matt Edgerton, Ruffian on the Stair by Joe Orton, Summer of the Aliens by Louis Nowra and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.