Anne-Louise is a resident director at Belvoir Theatre in Sydney. She works professionally as an actor, writer, director and dramaturg.
For Belvoir Anne-Louise has directed SEVENTEEN and STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON, she has directed and co-written ELEKTRA/ORESTES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, NORA and MEDEA. Sarks was also assistant director onTHE WILD DUCK and dramaturg on THYESTES.
MEDEA won five 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Direction, Best Mainstage Production and Best New Australian Work. It was also awarded an AWGIE for Best Stage Play and nominated for four 2013 Helpmann Awards including Best Direction, Best New Australian Work and Best Play.
In 2015 Anne-Louise has her UK directorial debut with a new production of MEDEAat the Gate Theatre in London.
Anne-Louis’s other theatre credits include THE SEED (Melbourne Theatre Company);THE NEST, YURI WELLS and BY THEIR OWN HAND (The Hayloft Project). Her acting credits include THE SUICIDE, BY THEIR OWN HAND (B Sharp/The Hayloft Project); 3XSisters, THE ONLY CHILD (The Hayloft Project, Best Independent Production, Sydney Theatre Awards); RETURN TO EARTH (Melbourne Theatre Company); THE SPOOK (Malthouse Theatre); and STARCHASER (Arena Theatre Company).
In 2011, Anne-Louise held the positions of Associate Artist for Belvoir, Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre Company in Melbourne and from 2010-2013 Artistic Director of The Hayloft Project.