Who are SAYarts?

Established in September 2014 SAYarts is an award-winning collective of actors, directors, writers and arts professionals who uphold the strong tradition of professionally-facilitated theatre-making for Adelaide’s young people. As well as regular classes, each year we offer students aged 13-18 the opportunity to create and present work with a professional playwright in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. SAYarts have performed in Dream BIG, AGSA Neo,  Adelaide Fringe, WOMAD, and present several original shows each year.

Our current team are trained industry professionals – including graduates from Australian and International Drama Schools. We continue to offer masterclasses with guest specialist teachers. Our goal is to have as much fun as we can whilst helping students to learn their craft. All of our teaching artists are COVID trained, hold Working With Children Checks, and our senior staff have Child Safe Environment training.

Our first production was Warren in September 2014. Thanks to a Pozible campaign and the amazing support of parents and the Adelaide theatre community we saved this former Urban Myth production and 46 kids ended up on stage at the Goodwood Institute. It was a moment of absolute joy, and there have been many since.

Please contact Bec Pannell for information

Phone: 0400 202 399