SEANNA VAN HELTEN

She Said Theatre

b. 1985, London

Credit: Gabi Briggs

Credit: Gabi Briggs

 

Works include:

Salt
Fallen
HART
The Quiet Bite
Bock Kills Her Father
Laika & Wills
Breaking

She Said Theatre uses performance to explore alternative histories, re-imagine forgotten stories, and encourage a theatrical dialogue with the unheard voices in Australian society. Founded as a direct response to the lack of creative leadership opportunities for women in theatre, we aim to create more active roles for women and other under-represented artists, to bring to life their skills in acting, directing, writing, production, and design. Together, She Said’s ever growing eclectic ensemble of artists share a passion for creating new text-based work from the ground up. These stories will be as playful as they are critically aware and as creative as they are grounded in the complex truths of contemporary Australian society. Currently based in Melbourne, Australia, She Said Theatre was founded in 2006 by co-Artistic Directors Penny Harpham and Seanna van Helten.

She Said Theatre acknowledges that we create and perform our work on traditional lands and we offer our respects to the elders of these traditional lands and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.