Sarah Gooda

Stage manager, Lighting, Sound & Production Designer, Producer, AD, Stage & Film crew

I have nearly 20 years' experience in stage management, lighting and sound design, general lighting, sound and AV tech roles, and film roles including 1st AD, sound recordist, sound & video editing, production design, production management and production assistant roles. I have worked in theatre, dance, live music and corporate events as well as holding in-house production roles in several venues. My experience includes touring and work on a variety of festivals in Australia, the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.

sarahgooda@outlook.com

0450 572445

  • The Hipster (theatre) - lighting designer & sound engineer - Adelaide Fringe

  • Numinous Asylum (physical theatre) - lighting designer - Labyrinth Theatre / Adelaide Fringe

  • Royal Variety shows (cabaret series) - sound technician - AdelMagic, Adelaide

  • Woodford Folk Festival (festival) - stage manager - Woodfordia, QLD

  • The art of Lies & Obfuscation (theatre) - lighting designer - SphereSonus / Melbourne Fringe

  • The Drunkards (theatre) - lighting & sound designer - Golden Fleece Theatre / Melbourne Fringe

  • Woodford Folk Festival (festival) – backline technician – Woodfordia: QLD

  • Private fears in public toilets (cabaret) – production & costume designer – Spangled Aura Productions: APRC Broken Hill

  • The Woman in Black (theatre) – lighting designer – Brisbane Arts Theatre

  • Think about it (short film) – 1st AD & editor – Spangled Aura Productions: Brisbane

  • Powercut (theatre) – production designer – Spangled Aura Productions / Short + Sweet: The Space, Arts Centre, Gold Coast

  • Minefields & Miniskirts (theatre) – sound & vision designer – Brisbane Arts Theatre

  • Of Mice and Men (theatre) – lighting designer – Brisbane Arts Theatre

  • Teal soldiers (short film) – production designer – Pegasus Productions: Gold Coast

  • In a nutshell (theatre) – production & costume designer – Spangled Aura Productions / Short + Sweet: The Space, Arts Centre, Gold Coast

  • Murder in the dark (theatre) – lighting designer – InsideOutside Theatre company: Mousetrap Theatre, Redcliffe

  • 20,000 Leagues under the sea (roving theatre) x 2 seasons – lighting, sound & production designer – Spangled Aura Productions: Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre, Brisbane

  • The Magic Garden (roving children’s theatre) x 4 seasons – costume designer – Spangled Aura Productions: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane / Broadwater Parkland, Gold Coast

  • Not how Chaucer wrote it (theatre) x 2 seasons – production & costume designer – Spangled Aura Productions: The Box, Brisbane / Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast

  • Welcome to the room (theatre) – costume & sound designer – Spangled Aura Productions / Short + Sweet: The Space, Arts Centre, Gold Coast

  • Parallel (short film) – gaffer – Independent / Tropfest: Gold Coast

  • Caught on camera (short film) – 2nd unit camera & editor – Spangled Aura Productions: Gold Coast

  • Christmas in the Enchanted Castle (children’s theatre) x 2 seasons – lighting, sound & production designer – Spangled Aura Productions: MetroArts, Brisbane / Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

  • The Haunted Forest (roving children’s theatre) – costume designer – Spangled Aura Productions: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

  • The Inner Monologues (theatre) x 3 seasons – production designer – Spangled Aura Productions / BITS MetroArts, Brisbane  / Petrie School of the Arts / Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane

  • Just Say ‘I Do’ (theatre) x 3 seasons – production designer – Spangled Aura Productions: MetroArts, Brisbane / Petrie School of the Arts / Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane

  • Problem Central (theatre) x 2 seasons including tour – production designer – Spangled Aura Productions: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane / NSW & QLD Tour

  • First Crush (theatre) - production & costume designer - Spangled Aura Productions / BITS festival: Tribal Theatre, Brisbane

  • Love let me out (theatre) – lighting designer – Cape Byron Productions: MetroArts Brisbane / Byron Theatre, Byron Bay

  • St Hilda’s Sports Awards (corporate) – technician – Multi-Image Productions: St Hildas, Gold Coast

  • Eurobeart: Almost Eurovision (musical theatre) – stage electrics – GCLT / Multi Image Productions

  • Yahweh (theatre) – lighting designer – Anywhere Theatre Festival: Room 60, Brisbane

  • Boxed In (short film) – sound recordist – Independent : Gold Coast

  • Bufo (short film) – production designer – VCA film dept: Sunshine Coast

  • Continental Drift (short film) – camera & editor – Spangled Aura Productions: Gold Coast / Haywards Heath, UK / Los Angeles, USA

  • Terror on Volcanic Island (short film) – editor – Spangled Aura Productions: Haywards Heath, UK / Rangitoto Island, New Zealand

  • Still waters (feature film) – pre-production art department – Wahdoo Films: Gold Coast

  • Maximus Conference (corporate) – technician – Multi-Image Productions: Couran Cover Resort, Gold Coast

  • Mamma Mia (movie launch) – technician – Multi-Image Productions: Regent Theatre, Brisbane

  • All Purpose Transport Awards (corporate) 2 x years – technician – Multi-Image Productions: Hilton Hotel / Sofitel, Brisbane

  • There was nothing (dance) – lighting designer – The Hub: Haywards Heath, UK

  • Light trails (dance) – lighting & vision designer – The Hub: Haywards Heath, UK

  • The Turner Plays (theatre) – lighting & sound designer – Red on Black Productions, Etcetera Theatre, London

  • The six wives of Timothy Leary (theatre) x 3 seasons – lighting designer – Weaver Hughes Ensemble / Edinburgh Fringe: Etcetera Theatre, London / Riverside Studios, London / Pleasance, Edinburgh

  • The Beheading (theatre) – lighting designer – Crescent Theatre Workshop: Etcetera Theatre, London

  • Trinity (circus) – lighting designer & stage manager – Higher State Circus / Brighton Fringe: Town Hall, Brighton, UK

  • The magic of Eurovision (cabaret) Tour – lighting designer – James Dixon Productions: UK Tour

  • The Nutcracker (ballet) – stage manager – Haywards Heath Dance Academy

  • One flew over the cuckoo’s nest (roving theatre) – stage manager – The Hub, Haywards Heath, UK

  • Getting Even (short film) – editor – Spangled Aura Productions: London

  • Word Perfect (short film) – 1st AD & editor – Spangled Aura Productions: London

  • St Patricks Day Dinner (corporate) – technician – Staging Connections: Auckland, New Zealand

  • Intel Annual Summit (corporate) – technician – Staging Connections: SkyCity Auckland, New Zealand

  • Tahiti Spectacular (live music) – lighting designer – Light FX: TestraClear Arena, New Zealand

  • Knowledge Box (documentary film) – sound recordist – Mint Studios: Rotorua, New Zealand

  • Grey Days (short film) – boom op – Eidolon Creative: Melbourne

  • Do mates come first? (short film) – production manager – Endless Productions: Melbourne

  • Folding hope / Hollow bones (physical theatre) – followspot – Multi Image Productions: Gold Coast

  • Legs diamond (dance) – moving light programmer – Multi Image Productions: Gold Coast

  • National Dance Championships (dance) – LX crew – Multi Image Productions : Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast

  • Divas of Rock (live music) – camera operator – Multi Image Productions: Village Theatre, Gold Coast

  • Mazda Product Launch (corporate) – prop maker – Sydney Prop Specialists: Oran Park & Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

  • Young conservatorium day (live music) – stage manager – JXL Productions: Brisbane Conservatorium

  • Split Enz (live music) – crew – All Access Crewing: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

  • Melbourne Fringe (festival) – technical stage manager – Melbourne Fringe

  • Unknown combo (short film) – sound recordist – Pistolero Films: Melbourne

  • Girl in the red dress (feature film) – preproduction 1st AD – Mivision Films: Gold Coast

  • Gold Coast Marathon (corporate) – technician – Gold Coast

  • Alice Desert Festival (festival) – stage manager – Alice Desert Festival: Alice Springs

  • Flying Fox Festival Katherine (festival) – production assistant – Katherine Town Council

  • Emerge (dance) – stage manager – Katherine Town Council

  • Inspirations furniture (TVC) – gaffer – Multi Image Productions : Gold Coast

  • Blues on Broadbeach (festival) – technician – ELS: Gold Coast

  • Mabou Mines DollHouse (theatre) – ASM – JXL Productions / Mabou Mines: Gardens Theatre, Brisbane

  • Jetlag (theatre) – lighting designer – Coming of Age Productions: Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne

  • The Nick (TV show) – script supervisor – Channel 31: Melbourne

  • Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat (musical theatre) – assistant lighting designer – Multi Image Productions: Gold Coast

  • BMA Awards Dinner (corporate) – technician - Brisbane

  • Snow White (pantomime) – DSM – UK Productions: Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, UK

  • Three in the back, Two in the head (theatre) – technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • The trial of Sir Henry Irving (theatre) – props – ACS Random Productions: London

  • Monkey’s Uncle (theatre) – technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • The women of Lockerbie (theatre) – technician & carpenter – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • Eurosedos Song Contest (cabaret) – sound & vision designer / operator – SEDOS: Bridewell Theatre, London

  • Scenes from a separation (theatre) – sound designer & technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • The Tempest (theatre) – sound designer & technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • Private fears in public places (theatre) – technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • The Man Who (theatre) – technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • Previous convictions (theatre) – ASM & technician – Orange Tree Theatre, London

  • The Jungle Book (musical theatre) – AV operator & ASM – Hammond Productions, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, UK

  • Coming Out? (short film) – 1st AD – Spangled Aura Productions: London

  • Spinning on decks (short film) – 1st AD – Spangled Aura Productions: London

  • The lie that truth said (short film) – 1st AD – Swiss Tim Films: London

  • The limelight (feature film) – preproduction sound design – Creative film company: Isle of Wight

  • Love is like… (short film) – production co-ordinator – The Constant Films: London

  • Call me Harry (short film) – production assistant – Francis Lauren Rivers Productions: London

  • Limelight (stage musical) – stage manager – Spangled Aura Productions: Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, UK

  • Cinderella (pantomime) – DSM – Hammond Productions : Ferneham Hall, Fareham, UK

  • 6 (theatre in education) – stage manager – Box Clever Theatre: Dover, UK

  • Aladdin (pantomime) – lighting operator – Stag Theatre Sevenoaks, UK

  • Peter Pan (pantomime) – ASM – Kevin Wood Productions, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK

  • Fame (musical theatre) Tour – stage manager – KYT Company, Kent Tour

  • Dido & Aeneas / The Ephesian Matron (opera) – set construction – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, UK

  • Bugsy Malone (musical theatre) – DSM – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK

  • The Marriage of Figaro (opera) – set construction – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, UK

  • Dublin Fringe (festival) – technical stage manager – Dublin Fringe, Ireland

  • The Miracle (theatre) – lighting designer – Dublin Fringe: International Bar, Dublin, Ireland

  • Edinburgh Fringe (festival) – technician – Edinburgh Fringe / Sweet Venues

  • Deal Festival of Music and Arts (festival) 2 seasons – stage manager – DFMA

 

 

Plus over 50 community and student theatre shows from 1997 onwards.

In house positions:

2018-2019: Civic Centre, Broken Hill - Cover Technician

2009-2010: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff - Events Technician

2008-2009: The Hub, Haywards Heath - Technician

2005: Orange Tree Theatre, London: Technician