Visual Identity by Clitories (Rukaya Springle).

Sapidah Kian

Director, Actor, Theatre Maker and Dramaturg,

Sapidah Kian is a director, actor, theatre maker and dramaturg, working across theatre, film, television, and radio, and an Azeri-Iranian Australian artist living on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. Her practice advocates for visibility and representation of marginalised peoples in the performing arts sector.

Sapidah works across a range of settings, including major and independent theatre companies, television networks, dance, visual art and contemporary performance. Since 2014, she has been a lecturer in acting and directing at the Victorian College of the Arts. She was Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre for 2017/18 and currently, she is co-president of the Green Room Awards Association.

Words that describe me:
Curious | Receptive | Intersectional

Words that describe my practice:
Collaborative | Enquiring | Embodied

Photo by Amanda Macri.