Shae Rooke is an Australian theatre maker, living in Bristol. Since graduating from the Bristol Old Vic in 2012, Shae has worked in the world of theatre, producing and performing in award-winning productions for Tobacco Factory Theatres, Oxford Playhouse, the Egg, the Southbank Centre, Edinburgh Fringe & SoHo Playhouse, New York City.
Her productions to date include: Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, Luna & This Island’s Mine (Roustabout Theatre), One Small Step (Oxford Playhouse), This is Where We Live & The Dark Room, Shaedates: of how I learned to love myself and Toucan: Have a Party.This has seen her work alongside some of the best directors in the UK including Audrey Sheffield, Donnacadh O’Briain & Toby Hulse.
In 2019, alongside Toby Hulse & Robin Hemmings, Shae co-founded Roustabout, a Bristol based family theatre company, who specialise in creating silly, stirring and inspiring productions for people young and old.
As a teacher, Shae is a regular comedy and clown tutor at the Bristol School of Acting. She is passionate about nurturing a supportive artistic community, and regularly mentors emerging theatre makers.
When not making theatre, Shae works as a voiceover artist, recording animations and audiobooks, including The Cycling Mind by Ruth Anderson, The Sunny Nihilist by Wendy Syfret and Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra.
“Rooke’s performance is impressive, bursting with energy, humour & innocence”
★★★★ EdFringe Review on Shaedates: or how I learned to love myself