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Sarah Coffee is an Australian theatre-maker, writer and academic. She is a co-director of contemporary performance collective Paper Cut and core artist with live art collective Big One Little One. 
Sarah was a key deviser and performer on Paper Cut’s Hello, Stranger (2016), Spent (2013, 2014) and The Past is a Foreign Country (2012, 2013) (Winner Best New Play City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2013), and a lead deviser on No One Cares About Your Cat (2015) (Winner Best New Play City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2015).

With Big One Little One Sarah works in a range of capacities including devising, sound design and editing, dramaturgy, writing and performing, with projects including Confetti (winner Best Live Art Melbourne Fringe 2013), Green Room Award nominated Blind Date (2011, 2012, 2013), and new participatory audio theatre work I might just take you on the AstroTurf (2014).

As an actor Sarah has performed with Newcastle’s Stooged Theatre (Rabbit 2011) and Tantrum Theatre (Going Home 2009, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other 2009, Blackrock 2010, As You Like It 2011).

Sarah holds a PhD in media and communication with a focus on creativity and cultural production. As an educator, Sarah has been tutoring at the University of Newcastle since 2009, teaching in performing arts, communication, writing, and creativity. Sarah has also been engaged as an expert speaker in high-schools, educating teachers and students about creative practice.


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