Sara Matchett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama at The University of Cape Town who teaches voice, acting, theatre-making, and applied drama. Her scholarly research investigates the soma as a site for generating images for performance making, with specific focus on breath as catalyst. She has worked with Project Phakama (2000 – 2005), an international collective of artists and educators driven by the desire to make high-quality arts, and is Artistic Director of The Mothertongue Project, a women’s arts collective she co-founded in 2000. She directed Rehane Abrahams in What The Water Gave Me (2000) and again in Womb of Fire (2017). Her work concerns the performing female body as a site of disruption where the body itself challenges the borders and boundaries of the body politic.