Theatre Director / Teaching Artist

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A bit about Sarah

Sarah graduated with Honours from the VCA with a Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts in 2001 and completed her Masters in Theatre Studies at Melbourne University in 2005. She has worked for companies in Australia and overseas as a Programmer, Director and Curator and is currently a PhD candidate in Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts and a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Sarah was one of the inaugural recipients of the City of Melbourne Young Artists Grants, an invited International Jury Member for the Festival of Youth Theatre in Germany and in 2010, and an invited participant in the Contacting the World Symposium in Manchester in 2010. From 2008 until January 2014 she was the Artistic Director and CEO of St Martins Youth Arts Centre in Melbourne. She has been a Board Member of Theatre Network Australia and Theatre Works, and currently sits on the Board of Outer Urban Projects. She has served as a peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and is currently the Co-Chair of the Contemporary and Experimental Performance Panel of the Green Room Awards. Sarah is currently working on a research project with a national team of artists and academics investigating Disability Arts practice in Australia and is Artistic Director of Sarah Austin and Co, a company dedicated to creating contemporary performance work with and for very young children.