CLAIRE SARA – Producer

Claire is a graduate of the Full Time Program at 16th Street Actors Studio where she trained with Elizabeth Kemp, Iain Sinclair, Carol Rosenfeld and Larry Moss. She performed in Kotryna Gesait’s The Cocoon, playing to critical acclaim at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2018 and 2019.

Other recent credits include And then the Snow Fell on Egypt as part of Midsumma Festival and
Martha Dobie in The Children’s Hour at the Victorian College of the Arts, directed by Sarah Vickery. She appears as the lead role in Katia Mancuso’s short film, Bloodletting and the Breaking Legs webseries for Hey Girl Productions. Claire will be performing in The Campaign by Campion Decent, directed by Peter Blackburn as part of Midsumma 2020.


Sancia is a NIDA graduate and has performed lead roles for STC, Belvoir, MTC, and Malthouse along with numerous guest roles on TV including ‘City Homicide’ ‘We Can Be Heroes’ and a recurring role on ‘Neighbours’. She has extensive experience as a television casting producer and her work includes ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’,
‘First Contact II’, ‘White Line Fever’, ‘Luke Warm Sex’, ‘Everyone’s a Critic’, ‘Thank God You’re Here’, ‘Martin/Molloy’ and ‘The Panel’.

As a writer/performer she co-created a one-woman-show for STC on mental illness which she toured internationally. She published a book with ‘Random House’ based on the play and in 2015 directed a sold-out production for Seymour Centre in Sydney.

She teaches at NIDA Open, AP studios 16th Street and privately. Sancia teaches The Practice.


Elias is a Master of Writing for Performance graduate, VCA. He is the recipient of the Jim Marks Scholarship, UoM.

As a playwright, he has presented new writing at MTC, Red Stitch, ATYP, VCA, Apocalypse Theatre, and Old 505 Theatre. He was shortlisted for the Next Stage Residency MTC, the National Script Workshop PWA, and the Silver Gull Play Award.

He executive produced Ambrosia, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Gulf of Naples Festival and Best Cinematography at the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival. Acting credits include Tom in A Shared House Season 2, While They Were Sleeping Four Corners ABC, Cardin in The Children’s Hour VCA, Louis in Angels in America, and the Bell Shakespeare Graduate Program.

Elias works as a teaching artist for the Fairfax Youth Initiative.

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