SANDRA ELDRIDGE is a WAAPA acting graduate and has a Master of Arts (Practice) for directing CSU. She is one of the founders and Creative Directors of Monkey Baa, where she directs, writes, acts and facilitates workshops around Australia and overseas. Monkey Baa has adapted over 18 works for the stage. Her credits as a director with Monkey Baa: Goodbye Jamie Boyd, The Prospectors, I am Jack, Hitler’s Daughter (2007 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation, 2006 Drover Award, 2012 Glug Award) and Thursday’s Child (2009 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation). Other directing credits include: The Grapes of Wrath and Mill on the Floss for WAAPA; Kindertransport and Maggie Stone for Darlinghurst Theatre Company. She co-wrote and directed Voyage to the Deep for the Australian national Maritime Museum and Monkey Tales for the Chinese Gardens, and co-adapted Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for CDP Theatre Productions. She wrote and acted in The Unknown Soldier (2015 Glug Award), which toured NSW and the US in 2017. As an actor she has numerous credits in theatre, film, TV and radio and has been a proud member of MEAA since 1983. In 2017 the Sydney Theatre Awards granted her a special award for excellence and Extraordinary Service to the young people of Australia.