In the newly created position, Sasha will work alongside Artistic Director Geoff Cobham and General Manager Penny Camens to play a key role in planning and producing Patch’s in-theatre performances, in-schools program, and interactive installations which are forming a large part of Patch’s touring schedule.
Sasha brings with her extensive experience working within youth arts and artistic leadership roles for almost twenty years. Prior to her current role as Associate Director at Windmill Theatre, she held the position of Creative Producer at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Creative Producer at Adelaide Fringe and has worked in artistic leadership roles with Come Out Festival (now DreamBIG Children’s Festival), Kurruru Indigenous Youth Performing Arts and D’Faces of Youth Arts.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sasha to Patch in this new role. Sasha brings a wealth of diverse arts experience and that, combined with her understanding, tenacity and instinct for building relationships between artists and audiences, makes her a perfect fit to assist in shaping Patch Theatre’s artistic vision.” – General Manager Penny Camens
Sasha will also be responsible for developing new and existing presentation partnerships for Patch’s extensive touring programs, overseeing program elements of repertoire works, and she will play a key role in developing Patch Theatre’s next 4-year strategic plan.
“Sasha is such an insightful creator and her collaborative spirit and commitment to creative leadership is particularly well suited to Patch. Creativity lies at the heart of what we do as we foster a spirit of openness to ideas and innovation. Sasha will source the best ideas, engage with the best creative people and help us all focus on our fabulous young audience. We cannot wait to have her on our team!” – Artistic Director Geoff Cobham
“I’m so looking forward to joining Geoff, Penny and the team of performers, directors, designers, composers, animators and technical wizards who bring magic into the lives of children. Patch Theatre are an ambitious bunch but in the most unpretentious way. The new path Geoff and the team have taken supports the organisation to connect with children and families more than ever before, that’s incredibly exciting and a great privilege to be part of.” – Incoming Creative Producer Sasha Zahra
Sasha Zahra will commence as Creative Producer in September.