Ayah is a Palestinian-Australian theatre maker and artist. She was born in Melbourne, raised in Qatar, and moved to Sydney to attend NIDA after graduating high school.
She has spent the last three years exploring and working on a range of theatrical genres from a Jacobean tragedy to a show about aliens to a devised and immersive piece based on Chekhov. Through these experiences she discovered her love of stage management.
A memorable moment was spending three days at ARTS8 with 16 artists from every discipline in the performing arts, collaborating to make a show based on belonging.
In 2018 she was awarded the Peter Baynes Scholarship for TTSM. As a result, she had the privilege to spend two months in Ireland at the Abbey Theatre working on Last Order At The Dockside for the 2019 Dublin Theatre Festival.
In 2019 she seconded at Sydney Theatre Company on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and at Belvoir St Theatre on
Life of Galileo.
Ayah has an interest in stage managing and creating new and devised works. Her goal for her career is to tell stories that are often neglected and to give voices to people that are often silenced, onstage and backstage.
The Festival of Emerging Artists 2019 - Production Manager
MEAT EATERS - Sound Designer
Delta Sierra Juliet - Stage Manager
Ah, Tuzenbach, A Melancholic Cabaret - Stage Manager
Venus in Fur - Sound Designer
The Bacchae - Sound Designer
In a Year With 13 Moons - Sound Programmer
The Changeling - Technical Assistant
SALEM - Assistant Stage Manager
Belonging (ARTS8) 2019 - Participant
Le Voyage (Sydney Fringe) 2018 - Sound Design Assistant
The Abbey Theatre (Ireland) - Production Management
Belvoir St Theatre - Stage Management
Sydney Theatre Company - Stage Management