Archive: Imara Savage

Date posted: 5 Sep 2018Author: STC Production: Top Girls, Saint Joan

Imara Savage (Photo: James Green)

In 2019, Resident Director Imara Savage will direct Kate Mulvany’s gripping new adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart.  

Imara first directed a play for us in 2013, a striking production of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 play Machinal, featuring Harriet Dyer in the central role. Before that, she had joined us as an Assistant Director on productions including Pygmalion and The Wonderful World of Dissocia.

Imara graduated from the directing course at NIDA, and trained at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, the University of Veracruz in Mexico, the University of Technology Sydney, and NIDA’s Playwright Studio.

Now, as a member of our Resident Artist program, she works full-time at STC directing shows, developing new work and regularly hosting events for you, such as Pre-Season Briefings and Nights with the Actors.

Here, we open up our archives to look back at the productions Imara has directed for STC… 




Harriet Dyer in Machinal (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Ivan Donato and Harriet Dyer in Machinal (Photo: Brett Boardman)



Anita Hegh, Rebecca Massey and Helen Thomson in After Dinner (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Rebecca Massey, Helen Thomson, Josh McConville, Glenn Hazeldine and Anita Hegh in After Dinner (Photo: Brett Boardman)


HAY FEVER (2016)

Heather Mitchell, Josh McConville and Helen Thomson in Hay Fever (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)
Heather Mitchell, Briallen Clarke, Tom Conroy, Harriet Dyer and Tony Llewellyn-Jones in Hay Fever (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)



Alison Whyte in The Testament of Mary (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)
Alison Whyte in The Testament of Mary (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)


DINNER (2017)

Brandon Burke and Caroline Brazier in Dinner (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Brandon Burke, Rebecca Massey, Caroline Brazier, Aleks Mikic and Claire Lovering in Dinner (Photo: Brett Boardman)


TOP GIRLS (2018)

Heather Mitchell as Pope Joan and Michelle Lim Davidson as Lady Nijo in the opening dinner party scene of Top Girls (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Same play, different characters: Heather Mitchell now as Louise and Michelle Lim Davidson now as Win in a later scene of Top Girls (Photo: Brett Boardman)



Together with designers David Fleischer and Renée Mulder, Imara created a fast-paced and riveting political drama of immense scale. Pictured here is Brandon McClelland and Sarah Snook. (Photo: Brett Boardman)


Mary Stuart, 5 Feb – 2 Mar 2019, Roslyn Packer Theatre

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