Celebrating STC Women on International Women's Day

Date posted: 8 Mar 2016Author: STC

We’re lucky to have many talented, accomplished women working with us at Sydney Theatre Company – on stage, in our creative teams, throughout our production departments and across our administration areas.

For our 2016 Season, we have talked to a number of women in theatre about their role at STC and the plays they will be working on. In acknowledgment of International Women’s Day, we’ve collected these articles together for you to explore.


Sue Smith, Playwright
Machu Picchu, now showing

The award-winning writer examines the catalyst for Machu Picchu and the ordinary resilience needed in extraordinary circumstances.


Honey Debelle, Actor
Arcadia, now showing

Meet Honey Debelle, making her first ever STC appearance in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, she'll be back soon after in Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Imara Savage, Director
Hay Fever, currently in rehearsals

After the extraordinary successes of Machinal and After Dinner, Imara Savage is returning to STC. Here she discusses comedy, Coward and cobwebs.


Sarah Goodes, Director
The Hanging, coming soon

Our Resident Director Sarah Goodes, directing Angela Betzien's thrilling new play The Hanging, talks adolescent girls and the Australian Gothic.


Paige Rattray, Director
Power Plays, coming soon

Five writers, one director to herd them all. Paige Rattray on what it is to mount Power Plays.





Find out more about the incredibly talented women theatre artists that have worked with Sydney Theatre Company in the past couple of years.


April de Angelis, Playwright - Jumpy, 2015

Alice Babidge, Designer - Archive of previous work

Hilary Bell, Playwright - Patrick White Playwright Fellow

Cate Blanchett, Actor and former Artistic Director - Archive of previous work at STC

Cate Blanchett in conversation with Anne Summers

Melissa Bubnic, Playwright - Boys will be boys, 2015

Paige Rattray, Director, in discussion with Imara Savage about despicable womenBoys will be boys, 2015

Caryl Churchill, Playwright - Archive of work presented at STC

Alicia Clements, DesignerAfter Dinner, 2015

Kylie Coolwell, PlaywrightBattle of Waterloo, 2015

Olwen Fouéré, Performerriverrun, 2015

Sarah Giles, Director - Perplex, 2014

Patricia Highsmith, author and the inspiration for - Switzerland, 2014

Julie Lynch, Costume DesignerArms and the Man, 2015

Jacqueline McKenzie, Actor - Archive of previous work at STC

Renee Mulder, Designer - Archive of previous work at STC

Joanna-Murray Smith, PlaywrightSwitzerland, 2014

Eryn Jean Norvill, ActorCyrano de Bergerac, 2014

Robyn Nevin, Actor, Director and former Artistic Director - Archive of previous work with STC

Sarah Peirse, ActorSwitzerland, 2014

Pamela Rabe, Actor and Director - Archive of previous work with STC

Sara West, Actor - Travelling North, 2014


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