For over two decades, Cate Blanchett has had a rich and varied relationship with Sydney Theatre Company. Her debut with STC in Oleanna was her first major role out of acting school; fifteen years later, she would become the company's Co Artistic Director with her husband Andrew Upton. She has either directed or performed in 13 STC productions and overseen 5 seasons as Co Artistic Director. Of course, her career, influence and renown reach well beyond Sydney's stages but, with her imminent return in The Present, what better time to celebrate some of her iconic STC roles.
Cate appeared in two new plays by Australian playwrights: Sweet Phoebe by Michael Gow and Kafka Dances by Timothy Daly. The latter of these, directed by Ros Horin, was a co-production with Griffin Theatre, which premiered the production in 1993. In the photo below, Cate dances with Lech Mackiewicz. (Photo: Robert McFarlane)! Enjoy the lovely photos!