Sarah Goodes Masterclass

A very special two day Theatre Masterclass in Melbourne with award-winning director Sarah Goodes

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is very proud to host multi-award winning director Sarah Goodes for a very special two day theatre masterclass in Melbourne. Sarah Goodes is Associate Artistic Director at Melbourne Theatre Company.  She is an award-winning theatre director recognised for bringing over 15 new Australian works to the mainstage.  She has worked with many of Australia’s leading actors including Pamela Rabe, Jacqueline MacKenzie, Marta Dusseldorp, John Gaden & Catherine McClemments. She was Resident Director at Sydney Theatre Company from 2013 to 2016. 

Over the two days Sarah will direct twelve actors through scene material from A Street Car Named Desire by Tenessee Williams. We believe it’s imperative for all working professional actors to experience being directed on the floor by a range of established directors and this is the prefect opportunity to do so. This workshop is a focused two day intensive where each actor will get an opportunity to take action, take risks and grow as a performer. Each applicant will be paired up prior to the workshop and is expected to present their scene at a performance ready standard.


Course Outline

Over the 2 days each participant will work on various scenes from A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams for the group, being directed by Sarah, looking at the following areas:

  • Personalisation
  • Deep Text analysis
  • Character work & analysis
  • The rehearsal process
  • Commitment to authenticity and truth

Course Outcomes

  • Development, practice of craft and a commitment to truth, lie at the core of the Masterclass:
  • Stronger ability to confidently approach the text
  • Exercise and development of acting ‘muscle’
  • Increased confidence to make bold offers
  • Commitment to authenticity and truth

Session Details

When: 2 x full-day classes

Dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2021

Time: 9am – 5.30pm

Venue: Rm 7 / Siteworks / 33 Saxon St Brunswick VIC 3056

Participants: 14 Maximum 

Price: $485.00 incl GST (10% off for Hub Members)

Session Details

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes is Associate Artistic Director at Melbourne Theatre Company.  She is an award-winning theatre director recognised for bringing over 15 new Australian works to the mainstage.  

She has worked with many of Australia’s leading actors including Helen Morse, Pamela Rabe, Sarah Pierse, Jacqueline MacKenzie, Marta Dusseldorp, Mark Leonard Winter, John Gaden, William Zappa and Catherine McClemments; and Australia’s major theatre companies.  She was Resident Director at Sydney Theatre Company from 2013 to 2016.

In 2018, Sarah won the Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for her work on Lucy Kirkwood’s THE CHILDREN which opened at Melbourne Theatre Company and transferred to Sydney Theatre Company.  THE CHILDREN won 3 Helpmann Awards – Best Direction of a Play, Best Play and Pamela Rabe won Best Female Actor.  Sarah Pierse received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor for her performance in THE CHILDREN.    

Sarah directed the award-winning production of the world premiere of Joanna Murray Smith’s SWITZERLAND for Sydney Theatre Company which toured to Melbourne Theatre Company the following year.  She received Best Director nominations for both the Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards for her work on SWITZERLAND, a production which was nominated for 3 Helpmann Awards and 6 Sydney Theatre Awards. Her production of THE HANGING was nominated for Best Mainstage Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards.  Sarah’s production of GOLDEN SHIELD for Melbourne Theatre Company received 7 nominations at the 2020 Green Room Awards.  

Other productions Sarah has directed for Melbourne Theatre Company include Laura Wade’s HOME I’M DARLING, Louis Nowra’s COSI in a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company, the Helpmann Award nominated production of JOHN by Annie Baker; the Australian premiere of Lucas Hnath’s A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 starring Marta Dusseldorp;  and the world premiere productions of Anchuli Felicia King’s GOLDEN SHIELD, Stephen Sewell’s ARBUS AND WEST, Albert Beltz’ ASTROMAN, and Joanna Murray Smith’s THREE LITTLE WORDS. 

Sarah’s productions for Sydney Theatre Company include: the Australian premiere of THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood (with Melbourne Theatre Company); the world premiere of THE HANGING by Angela Betzien; the Australian premiere of DISGRACED by Ayad Aktar; ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl starring Jacqueline MacKenzie;  BATTLE OF WATERLOO by Kylie Coolwell; the Australian premiere of THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble (with Queensland Theatre); the world premiere of SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray Smith; VERE by John Doyle (with South Australian Theatre Company); the world premiere of THE SPLINTER by Hilary Bell; and EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS by Anthony Neilson (with La Boite). 

Other directing for theatre includes: for Belvoir, the world premiere of THE SUGAR HOUSE by Alana Valentine; THE SWEETEST THING by Verity Laughton, THE SMALL THINGS by Enda Walsh, BLACK MILK by Vassily Sigarev, ELLING by Axel Hellsteius and THE ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION by John Patrick Shanley; for the Old Fitzroy Theatre, THE SCHELLING POINT by Ron Elisha, VERTIGO AND THE VIRGINIA by Sven Svenson, HILT by Jane Bodie, WHAT HAPPENED WAS… by Tom Noonan; for Darlinghurst Theatre, THE UNSCRUPULOUS MURDERER HASSE KARLSON REVEALS THE GRUESOME TRUTH ABOUT THE WOMAN WHO FROZE TO DEATH ON THE BRIDGE by Henning Mankell; for NIDA, SCORCHED; and for Sydney Opera House, THE COLOUR OF PANIC by Nicholas Hope.

Sarah is a graduate of both the University of New South Wales with majors in Literature and Theatre (final year at San Diego at UCSD where she performed with San Diego Rep) and the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) in Directing. Sarah has taught and directed at the Australian Theatre for Young People and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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