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ABOUT ME

Sarah is an award-winning theater artist and producer based in New York. Her work has been seen around the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Houston, and around the world in Scotland, Australia, England and Ireland. 

 

Select producer and production credits include: Playwrights Horizons (I Am My Own Wife Off-Broadway and Tony Winning Broadway transfer), Disney Theatrical Productions, Bisno Productions (Hughie on Broadway w/ Forest Whitaker; My Report to the World w/ David Strathairn). She served as the Artistic Director of Access Theater from 2016-2018, creating the Artist Residency and Access Association Series program, which provided subsidized and free performance space to NYC artists including Primitive Grace (Paul Calderon & David Zayas), Elevator Repair Service, and Bedlam, to name a few. Since 2021, she has served as the Artistic & Community Engagement Director of Pendragon Theatre, located in the Adirondacks (upstate NY). Pendragon was named Favorite Theatre in Central New York by BroadwayWorld for the 2022 & 2023 seasons and named Best of the Mountains by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for the 2021, 2022, & 2023 seasons.

 

She is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project, an Off-Broadway company dedicated to an ensemble of artists that has mounted over 40 world premieres. Highlights include: two Drama Desk nominations for The Greatest Hits Down Route 66 and According to the ChorusThe American Tradition (TimeOut NY Critics Pick; Best of Theater - Slant Magazine; "The gleefully anachronistic show...has a rambunctious punk-rock energy that’s all too rare on our increasingly sanitized stages" - The New Yorker); H*tler's Tasters (sold out run; featured around the country and Edinburgh, Scotland); Imagining Madoff (sold out run; featured in This Week in Arts - NY Times; "Engrossing and philosophically lively" - The New Yorker); Breeders ("Both ridiculously and strangely moving!" - Jesse Green, NY Times; TimeOut NY Critics Pick; "An unexpected marvelous new comedy" - Huffington Post); A Burial Place (featured on NY1); and countless other productions. New Light is a Co-op Resident Company of the renowned 59E59 Theaters.

 

As a theater director, select credits include: The Greatest Hitds Down Route 66 (Drama Desk nom), H*tler's Tasters (TimeOut NY Critics' Pick, Best of the Edinburgh Fringe; featured in the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times and the BBC), Everything is Super Great (TimeOut NY Critics' Pick), This Wrestling Place (w/ Executive Producer Ben Folds), Picture Ourselves in Latvia (Best of Theater, The L Magazine). Other highlights include: NewYorkRep, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenside Theatre (Edinburgh), Bottom Dog Theatre (Ireland), Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia), 59E59 Theaters, LAByrinth Theatre, Working Theater, Electric Lodge (LA), Chicago Dramatists, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, The Flea Theater, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Calliope Stage, Forestburgh Playhouse, and Pendragon Theatre.

 

Sarah served on the Artistic Advisory Board of The Artist Co-Op, worked with Theatre Communications Group (TCG), served on the Program Evaluation Working Group for NNPN (National New Play Network) and spent a year as the Interim Artistic Director for NewYorkRep, where she was deeply honored to be named a 2023 "Women Who Have Impacted Theatre" Recipient.

Currently, she is collaborating with the Library of Congress for a project to be presented in Washington D.C. this fall.

 

Member of SDC and AEA.

Member of The Drama League.

Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project

Artistic & Community Engagement Producer of Pendragon Theatre

MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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Portfolio
War Words
The Lights Are On
The Rocky Horror Show
Friends With Amenities
Taking Measure
H*tler's Tasters
Heathers the Musical
Everything Is Super Great
Gypsy
The Great Novel
Circle Mirror Transformation
Hitler's Tasters
Two Of Us
Hal & Bee
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
Company
Romeo & Juliet
No One Loves Us Here
Still Dance the Stars
REX, a new musical
Picture Ourselves in Latvia
The Secret Garden
Show Boat
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

"Director Sarah Norris’ vision has created a sophisticated, visually lush, emotionally satisfying piece of storytelling magic. Her skilled directorial hand is in evidence in every perfectly crafted moment of this very compelling production."

- Jacquelyn Claire, NY Theatre Guide

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AGENCY CONTACT:

Bonnie Davis

Bret Adams, Ltd.

448 West 44th Street

New York - NY  10036
212-765-5630 Ext. 101

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