Sarah Parsons

Episode 22: A stage for rural young people

In Episode 22 of Build ‘Em Up, we chat to Sarah Parsons, the Creative Producer and CEO of Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) in Deniliquin.

OTYP engages with young people from regional and remote communities to create distinctive contemporary theatre through collaborative processes. The projects create an inclusive and supportive creative environment, where young people have the opportunity to give voice and value to their ideas and promote their health and wellbeing.

Most of Sarah’s arts practice to date has been dedicated to arts in counter-urban areas, and she is fiercely passionate about theatre for young people, community-driven work, advocating for regional based practice and sustainable arts engagement in remote and regional Australia.