Sara Matchett

  • Certification Level: Associate
  • Geographic Location: BELGIUM, Antwerp (Naedts)
  • Languages: Danish, English
  • Specialization: Acting
  • Institution Name

Associate Teacher (2012)
Fitzmaurice Institute, Regional Director for Africa & India

Senior Lecturer
University of Cape Town
Department of Drama
Hiddingh Campus
Gardens 8001
South Africa
Artistic Director
The Mothertongue Project
South Africa
+27(0)72 1837866

Dr. Sara Matchett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama at the University of Cape Town. She is also an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

Her teaching profile centres around practical and academic courses which include, voice, acting, theatre-making, applied drama/theatre, and performance analysis. She is especially interested in interdisciplinary modes of creating. 

Her current research explores the body as a site for generating images for the purpose of performance making and specifically focuses on investigating the relationship between breath and emotion, and breath and image, in an attempt to make performance that is inspired by a biography of the body. As co-founder and Artistic Director of The Mothertongue Project women’s arts collective, Sara has experience in the field of theatre in South Africa, Singapore, India, Kenya and Indonesia as a theatre-maker, performer, director and facilitator. 

PhD & MA & BA University of Cape Town.

Languages: Afrikaans, Isixhosa, English
Specializations: Acting