Introducing - Sarah Wanendeya to ‘Taking The Stage’

Sarah Wanendeya ‘Becoming the Invisible Woman’ 

The second of our original pieces come from actor Sarah Wandendeya, based on her worn experience.

A woman “awakens” to find herself middle aged, stuck in a rut and confused. A burgeoning sense of invisibility leads her to question her place and relevance in this youth- centric society.

A chorus of middle aged women serve as both provocateurs and guides as they prompt her to re –assess her youth in order to explore her future.

Sarah Wanendeya

After years of involvement in community & fringe theatre, Sarah finally plucked up the courage to apply for drama school in 2017 at the age of 47! This play is an autobiographical piece which examines her experience of motherhood, ageing & the lure of paths not yet taken.

Theatre includes: Pat in Your Way or Mine (Theatre 503); The Woman in Becoming the Invisible Woman (Tristan Bates); Mrs Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance (London Theatre); Paulina in The Seagull (London Theatre); Multi-role in The Laramie Project; Sofia Fuentes in Widows; Barbara in Knot of the Heart; Mary in The Passion & The Christmas Mysteries (small London tour); Duchess Ferdinand in As You Like It; Drunken Ale Woman in The Harrowing of Hell (small London tour); Megan in Parlour Games (Bridewell Theatre); Kitty Lashbrooke in Murder Me Too (Site Specific); Short Film/TV: Written in Blood Promo (AMC Network); Angela – In Transition; Alice – Home for Christmas.

Pollyanna Newcombe - Director

Pollyanna is a fierce believer in the importance of the arts within the wider social and economic agenda; she seeks to utilise theatre’s platform to interrogate and illuminate the world we find ourselves in. Pollyanna trained on the MA Theatre Directing programme at Mountview and was recently long listed for the Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellowship 2018.

Recent directing credits include: Harper Regan (The Tabard), Your Way or Mine (Theatre 503), A Sticky Season (Tristan Bates and Drayton Arms), Specky Ginger C*nt (Katzpace); She’s Fit, Just Kiss Her (Southwark Playhouse, Large); Homo Superior (The Karamel Club); and Leave The Tape Running (Radio Play).

Recent assistant directing credits include: Diamond (dir. Jane Moriarty at the Bush and The Underbelly); For King and Country (dir. Paul Tomlinson at The Southwark Playhouse, Large). Pollyanna attended the University of Oxford, graduating 2012, where she read Economics & Management.

The performance of ‘Becoming the Invisible Woman’ is on Friday 13th September at 5.45pm -

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