Guest Director

Sandie Eldridge

An Actor, Director and Writer, Sandie Eldridge is a WAAPA acting graduate and has a Master of Arts (Practice) for Directing CSU. She is one of the co-founders of Monkey Baa where she co-adapted over 20 works for the stage and directed, acted, created and facilitated workshops throughout Australia and overseas. 

Directing credits include for MB, Possum Magic, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, The Prospector’s, I am Jack, Hitler’s Daughter and Thursday’s Child, 2007 & 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation. Kindertransport and Maggie Stone; Darlinghurst TC. For The Australian Chamber Orchestra, 2022 Sydney Theatre award winning, Wilfrid, Gordon, McDonald, Partridge and How to Catch a Star. For WAAPA she has directed Grapes of Wrath, Mill on the Floss and Caress Ache and for JMC Academy, Bronte. 

As a writer adaptations include Wilfrid, Gordon, McDonald, Partridge, How to Catch a Star for the ACO. For MB over twenty works with adaptations of Thursday’s Child, Hitler’s Daughter, Pete the Sheep, Peasant Prince all published by Currency Press and Worry Warts, The Unknown Soldier for PlayLab. For Blake Publishing an anthology of short plays for Primary Schools. In 2017 she toured USA with her own play The Unknown Soldier.

Theatre acting credits include: Camp Siren Theatre Company, Last Train to Freo, Fremantle TC, All’s Well that Ends Well, Sport for Jove, Tattoo, Griffin, The Memory of Water, Blue Eyes & Heels, White Box and Darlinghurst TC, For the Love of Alma, Hester, Anais Nin, Pascal Productions, The Women, Twelfth Night, Summer of the 17th Doll Railway Street TC, Jake & Pete TOI, Blue Heart, Siren, Tom & Clem, Absent Friends, The Heiress, Marion St and Bugalugs Bum Thief, Fairy’s Wings, Worry Warts, Sprung, Emily Eye-finger, for Monkey Baa.

Film & TV credits include, Critical Incident, Apples Never Fall, The Appleton Potato Race, The Secrets She Keeps 2, Rake, Rescue Special Op’, Children’s Hospital, All Saints, Spellbinder, Sisterly Love, Maths Break, A Fortunate Life.

Sandie has been a proud member of MEAA since 1983.