Sara Strachan is an emerging leader in the arts making art across Australia and beyond. Sara has worked in the arts industry both nationally and internationally over the last 7 years. Sara studied theatre and film at both Deakin University in Melbourne and California State University in Long Beach obtaining a Bachelor of Creative arts (Theatre and Film). Sara has also trained with clowning teacher Giovanni Fusetti(Helikos International School of Theatre Creation) and has performed, directed and produced over 15 shows both nationally and internationally. Sara is currently completing her Masters of Arts and Cultural Management focusing on leadership.
Sara frequently creates her own shows with performance troupes as well as one woman shows. She has worked with theatre companies all around the world and uses her interest in multiple art forms to create theatrical experiences in her hopes to make the world a more connected, expressive place. Sara’s one woman shows are always personal, unique and authentic.
Having come from a culturally diverse and disadvantaged background Sara has always used her skills to help others who may also be going through a tough time. From putting on large scale entertainment events at the age of 16 with the Oaktree foundation to raising money and awareness for disadvantaged youth in South Africa, to helping create Mayibuye’s first performance art and life skills program in South Africa, which is now running in 5 countries in over 20 locations, to running theatre and art programs for disengaged youth in the Riverland and many more in her career.
Sara’s art transcends past the art industry as she also uses her skills to shape the future of politics and the mental health industry.
Sara is an executive member of the National Youth Council. Where she often gives a youths perspective on current issues facing young people to political parties.
Sara is also a member of headspace’s National Youth Reference Group where she works on a range of projects as well as giving speeches and running workshops on creativity and youth engagement. Sara recently spoke in front of over 600 health professionals including the federal minister for health on the effects mental health care have on the world.
Through arts and beyond Sara advocates for people to believe in their potential, follow their dreams and to believe that if they see a dis justice in the world that they can be a part of making positive change. At just 25 years old Sara has already contributed a lot to the arts industry as in 2016 was a semi finalist (top 10) for the Channel 9 Young Achiever Arts and Fashion Award.