Sara Brodie


Sara Brodie has directed and choreographed more than 90 productions for companies including NZ Opera, Melbourne Festival, Capital E National Theatre for children, Chamber Music New Zealand and arts festivals across New Zealand. For ATC, she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2015. More recently, Sara directed Sister Act for Showbiz Christchurch and the opera premiere The Bone Feeder (Auckland Arts Festival and NZ Opera). She is a Laureate of The Arts Foundation and has an MA in Theatre from Victoria University, specialising in Laban Movement Analysis. Sara’s work ranges from creating Fault Lines, a dance-theatre production about earthquakes with the Leshan Song and Dance Company of Sichuan, China, for the Melbourne and Christchurch Arts Festivals (which has toured to Montreal, China and Australia) to Tracing Hamlet – a community processional deconstruction of Hamlet at Puzzling World for the Wanaka Festival of Colour. Sara read Under the Mountain when she was 10 and was spellbound by the lava tunnels. She is delighted to be bringing Pip Hall’s wonderful play to theatrical life in Auckland, where you can actually visit all the places in which Rachel and Theo encounter the Wilberforces.