Emerging Cultural Leaders 2017

May Saba Sabet

Driven by compassion and social justice, May Saba Sabet co-creates theatre with young people. May’s roots were exported from Iran, seeded in Johannesburg, nurtured in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), and are now planted in Melbourne.

Her previous work includes directing the play Everything In Between with high school students and facilitating workshops for The Power of Expression, a play about female genital mutilation that toured schools in Dar-es-Salaam. May uses theatre to unite hearts and dissolve social barriers. She works as a teaching artist, while producing and directing an independent piece with youth.

‘A special energy is generated when community artists gather to refine and elevate their practice. The ECL program has thoroughly and thoughtfully prepared a cohort of emerging cultural leaders to integrate into society and find pathways to produce, create and disperse their practice.’

1 – May Saba Sabet. Image by Snehargho Ghosh.