Stop Girl
Sally Sara reporting from Afghanistan in 2011. Photo courtesy of Sally Sara

Peace after Pain

As her semi-autobiographical play  Stop Girlopens at Belvoir, ABC journalist Sally Sara tells Jane Albertthat working in the theatre has been “a real lifeline” and reveals that her dream of becoming a playwright pre-dates her renowned career as a foreign correspondent.

It is week two of rehearsals for ABC journalist Sally Sara’s semi-autobiographical play Stop Girl. The scene playing out in Belvoir’s Surry Hills studio is set in the chic inner-city Sydney suburb of Potts Point. Lead character, foreign correspondent Suzie (Sheridan Harbridge) is desperate to return to Kabul to continue her exposure of the ongoing atrocities being...