Photo copyright © Yanni 2006

Sarah Penn as “Imelda”

Raised on the Peninsula, Sarah participated in several amateur theatre productions and local plays during her school years. After undertaking work experience at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and completing courses at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), she was well and truly bitten by the acting bug.

She is a qualified primary school teacher and secondary drama teacher, completing her Bachelor of Arts (Drama)/Bachelor of Teaching degrees in June of 2003. Earlier that same year, she wrote and performed in a one woman short Commedia play Nonna Unfortunato and has organised and directed several plays through her placement in primary schools during her degree. Major theatre credits as an actor include the touring production of Monash University’s The White Rose staged in Melbourne and Singapore. Film credits include the lead role of “Fiona” in fixNATION (screened on Foxtel in 2005).

Sarah has since completed a Master of Arts in Theatre Practices from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating in September 2005. Her most recent stage appearance was in the lead role of “Sonia” for CEF Players’ Uncle Vanya in August 2006.