Anne-Louise Sarks

Anne-Louise works internationally as a director, writer and dramaturg. Her work for Belvoir includes Jasper Jones, Seventeen, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person, Nora, Elektra/Orestes and Medea. She was Resident Director at Belvoir from 2013-2015.

In 2019 she directed Avalanche for The Barbican Centre (London) and Sydney Theatre Company. In 2018 she was Artistic Director of the Lyric Ensemble at the Lyric Hammersmith (UK), directed a new production of her acclaimed Medea for Theater Basel (CH), directed a new adaptation An Enemy Of The People for Belvoir, and her production of Sarah Kane’s Blasted at Malthouse was nominated for four green room awards including Best Director.

Medea won five 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards. It was also awarded an AWGIE for Best Stage Play and in 2013 was nominated for four Helpmann Awards including Best Direction, Best New Australian Work and Best Play. In 2015 Anne-Louise directed a re-imagining of Medea at The Gate Theatre, London.

In 2011 she was Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre Company, and from 2010-2013 Anne-Louise was Artistic Director of acclaimed Melbourne based independent theatre company The Hayloft Project.

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