Esplanade Presents


Performance-making with Tamara Saulwick

Tamara Saulwick (Australia)

1 Sep 2024, Sun, 10am


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade White Room


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Join acclaimed performance-maker, director and dramaturg, Tamara Saulwick, on a deep dive into her performance-making process in this three-hour masterclass. Gain invaluable insights as she unpacks the inner workings of Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep featuring Margaret Leng Tan, One Day We’ll Understand featuring Sim Chi Yin and other works. From the identification of the key compositional language of artists that she works with to shaping visual, textual, physical and musical materials in parallel, learn how she marries multiple elements to craft a captivating and unforgettable story.


There will also be an opportunity to engage in an open and informal Q&A session where you may dig deeper into Tamara’s process and gain personalised guidance on your own creative pursuits. This masterclass is for both seasoned theatre/performance-makers, as well as emerging artists, tertiary level and above. 


This is a companion programme to One Day We’ll Understand (30 Aug – 1 Sep 2024) at the Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade. The Studios companion programmes are an invitation to deepen engagement with the artistic works and the conversations raised in the season. 

Admission Age:
18 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Tamara Saulwick

Chamber Made's Website | Tamara Saulwick's Website

Tamara Saulwick is an acclaimed performance-maker, director and dramaturg creating work across and between artforms for theatres, galleries and public spaces. Notable for the complex interplay between sound, technology, visual design and live performance, her works have toured extensively, been adapted for radio and have been honoured with numerous industry awards. Since 2017, Tamara has been the Artistic Director of Chamber Made, a Melbourne based company renowned for creating trailblazing works at the intersection of performance, sound and music. Recent Chamber Made works include: My Self in That Moment (2022), SYSTEM_ERROR (2021) and Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep (2020). In her role at Chamber Made, she continues to conceive and direct new works, collaborate with lead artists from outside the company, curate artist and artform development programmes, and mentor emerging artists. Tamara is an Australia Council Theatre Fellow and has a PhD in Performance Studies from Victoria University.

Date & Time

1 Sep 2024, Sun


Esplanade White Room
Tickets & Prices
Price $25

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