Tim McGarry

Passionate about interrogating, developing and devising new Australian work, Tim McGarry trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and works as a writer, director, dramaturge and a devising theatre maker.

Between 2005-2017 Tim was a Creative Director and Producer at Monkey Baa Theatre Company, one of Australia’s largest touring companies for young audiences, where he co adapted and produced nearly 20 new Australian works, including the award winning Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter and Sonya Hartnett’s Thursday’s Child. Tim directed multi award winning The Peasant Prince – The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer, which toured 36 theatres nationally.

Statement of Support

I have known Ira Seidenstein for nearly 30 years. I first worked with Ira when I was student actor at the WAAPA in 1986. I was immediately struck by his complete focus and commitment to both the art of acting and the importance of physical movement in story telling. It was only when I saw Ira perform in Perth that I truly appreciated his skill as a teacher was clearly grounded in his extraordinary performance expertise.

Ira is a dedicated art's practitioner whose career has seen him work with some of the most prestigious international arts companies. When I was directed by Ira one of my standout memories was Ira's intense focus on the creative process and the freedom performers were given to discover character. He cares deeply about the art of theatre. He cares deeply about nurturing the performer's craft.

Ira is a legend - an extraordinary clown, great teacher, mentor and friend.

Tim McGarry
Creative Director and Producer, Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Ira Seidenstein