Shy Magsalin is a theatremaker and performer. She is head of the ensemble Ninefold in Sydney and works and trains regularly with the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) in Japan. Shy graduated from UWS with a Bachelor of Performance (Theatremaking) before continuing to study the Suzuki Method of Actor Training with Zen Zen Zo (Brisbane), OzFrank Theatre (Brisbane), SITI Company in New York (2007, 2009) and, SCOT in Japan (2008, 2012-current). She has directed and performed locally, interstate and internationally.
Projects include ‘The Whistling Man’ (imPACT Ensemble, 2016), ‘The Blue Book’ (International Theatre Ensemble, Sweden 2009), ‘Macbeth: 9 Scenes Rehearsed’ (Sydney, 2014), ‘Room’ (Earthcrosser Company/PACT Vacant Room, 2014), ‘The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria’ (I-SCOT, Japan 2014), ‘Kachi Kachi Yama’ (SCOT, Japan 2016), ‘The Tragedy of Antigone’ (Ninefold/PACT Axis Sydney 2016) and ‘Greetings from the Edge of the Earth’ (SCOT, Japan 2017) and ‘Wyrd: The Season of the Witch’ (Ninefold/PACT 2018), ‘Sauvage (Wild)’ (BATCH Festival, Griffin Theatre), ‘The Blue Bird’ (I- SCOT, Japan 2016-19), ‘The Gaslight Project’ (Ninefold/PACT 2019) and ‘A Murder Story Retold’ (Ninefold/Global Fringe 2020)
Shy has been officially approved by Tadashi Suzuki to teach the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and teaches across various institutions such as Actors Centre Australia, NIDA Open, The HubStudio, Riverside Theatres, PYT and Sydney Theatre School.