In announcing this promotion, MTC Artistic Director & CEO Brett Sheehy said, ‘Sarah is an exceptional director and a passionate member of our Artistic Team. It has been a privilege to have her as an Associate Director for the past two years and we are thrilled to see her advance into this new role with the Company. MTC is very lucky to have one of the best theatre artists in the country as its new Associate Artistic Director.’
After directing the nationally successful premiere production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith at both STC and MTC, Goodes joined the Company as Associate Director in 2017. Since then she has directed five productions for MTC, attracting an audience of over 80,000 and multiple awards and nominations. Her acclaimed work has included the Australian premiere productions ofJohnby Annie Baker,A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath and the three-time Helpmann Award-winning production of The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, for which she took out the coveted Best Direction of a Play and Best Play awards in 2018.
As Associate Artistic Director, Goodes will increase her involvement in the artistic and business development of MTC, and continue to direct productions for the Company’s annual seasons.
MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes said, 'It's an exciting time to be at MTC and a wonderful opportunity to continue working alongside industry leaders Brett Sheehy, Virginia Lovett and Producer Martina Murray, as well as the entire MTC team. I look forward to what this new phase of my tenure will bring, and the contribution I can make to our shared vision for the selection, development and direction of theatrical content that will open up MTC to even more artists and audiences.'
Goodes is currently in rehearsals for the world premiere of Arbus & West, which opens on Thursday 28 February. Later this year she will directCosì and Golden Shield, the first play to be produced through MTC’s NEXT STAGE program.