Sarah Giles

Sarah Giles


Malthouse Theatre
Blaque Showgirls by Nakiah Lui
Melbourne Theatre Company
Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee
Sydney Festival and Sydney Chamber Orchestra
O Mensch by Pascal Dusapin, Libretto by Friedrich Nietzsche
State Theatre Company of South Australia
The Popular Mechanicals by Tony Taylor and Keith Robinson
Sydney Festival
Double Bill: Pas à Pas – Nulle Part By György Kurtág, libretto by Samuel Beckett.  Into the Little Hill by George Benjmain, libretto by Martin Crimp.
Sydney Theatre Company
Perplex by Marius Von Mayenburg.
Sydney Theatre Company
Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
Return Season and Tour to Paramatta Riverside, Woolongong Theatre.
Sydney Theatre Company
Mariage Blanc by Tadeusz Różewicz in a new adaptation by Melissa Bubnic.
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
3rd Year Acting Students The Farm by David Gieselmann
West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
3rd Year Acting Students Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre adapted by Tanya Ronder.
The Griffin Theatre, Sydney
The Ugly One by Marius Von Mayenburg
Produced by Arts Radar and Griffin Independent
Sydney Theatre Company
Money Shots by Duncan Graham, Rita Kalnejais, Angus Cerini, Tahli Corin and Zoe Pepper
The Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney
K.I.J.E. by Joanna Erskine. Eliza Oceana and Crow Crow Production in association with Tamarama Rock Surfers
Sydney Theatre Company
Ruby Moon by Matt Cameron
The Australian Chamber Orchestra
Kreutzer VS Kreutzer By Laura Wade performed with The Kreutzer Sonata by Leoš Janáček and The Kretuzer Sonata by Bethoven. Lead Violinist: Richard Tongetti
The Griffin Theatre, Sydney The Pigeons by David Geiselmann Produced by Pearly Productions and Griffin Independent
Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne
That Face by Polly Stenham
Theatre Forward and NIDA
The Bear as part of The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn
The New Theatre, SydneyThe Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan
The Space, NIDA The Bald Soprano, by Eugène Ionesco
The Space, NIDA Face to the Wall by Martin Crimp
Short & Sweet Festival; Melbourne
Spots by Steven Hopley
The Arts Centre; The George Fairfax Studio
La Mama, Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne
The Maids by Jean Genet Produced by merge and see theatre

Assistant Director

Sydney Theatre Company
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Director: Simon Phillips.
Sydney Theatre Company
Long Days Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neil
Director: Andrew Upton
Sydney Theatre Company
Tot Mom by Stephen Soderbergh Director: Stephen Soderbergh
The Griffin Theatre Company
Strange Attractor by Sue Smith Director: Nick Marchand
Sydney Theatre Company
Optimsim after Voltaire by Tom Wright Director: Michael Kantor. Co-Production between The Malthouse Theatre, The 2009 Edinburgh International Festival, The Sydney Theatre Company and the 2010 Sydney Festival
The Kitchen by Sir Arnold Wesker Director: Tony Knight
Melbourne Theatre Company
The History Boys by Allan Bennett Director: Peter Evans

Positions, Awards And Grants

2013: Sydney Theatre Company: Co-Resident Director.
The Mike Walsh Fellowship: Major Fellowship Recipient.
The Gloria’s: Fellowship Recipient.
2011: Sydney Theatre Company: The Richard Wherrett Fellow
Sydney Theatre Awards: Best Direction of an Independent Production for The Ugly One by Marius Von Mayenburg.
The Australia Council for The Arts: recipient of the ArtStart Grant.
2009: Griffin Theatre Company:  Affiliate Director in Residence


2010 – Current  : NIDA Open Program
Course Teacher: The Director; Weekend Intensive Directing Master class; Weekend Intensive Directing Actors;  The Actor;  Acting Techniques 1 and 2; Australian Scene Work.
Lecturer: Contemporary Australian Theatre.
2012: The National Institute for Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Replay by Phillip Kavanagh
Director and Dramatrug Moved reading and presentation of a new work from a NIDA graduate playwright.
2011: Sydney Theatre Company Rehearsed reading for the Patrick White Award Beached by Melissa Bubnic
National Script Workshop. PlayWriting Australia
Dramaturg: Swamplands by Van Badham and The Damned by Reg Cribb.
Sydney Theatre Company Reader for the Patrick White Literary Award
2009: The Griffin Theatre

  • Program Director: 24 Hour Play Generator
  • Rehearsed readings: Cut by Katherine Ryan, Foot by Joanna Erskine
  • Youth Ambassadors workshop for VCE monologues
  • Reader for the Annual Griffin Literary Award

2008: Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art – Directing; The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
2004: Bachelor of Arts (Double major: Italian and History) The University of Melbourne, BSc (Hons) Physics and Astronomy

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