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About me

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Sarah is a theater artist and producer based in New York. Her work has been seen around the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, 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 an Artist Residency program 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. She spent the summer of 2021 working as the Creative Producer for Pendragon Theatre in upstate New York.

 

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 30 productions including: The 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); Hitler's Tasters (featured around the country and Edinburgh, Scotland); Imagining Madoff (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. 

 

As a theater director, select credits include: 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), Hitler's Tasters (Best of the Edinburgh Fringe; featured in the Chicago Tribune, LA Times and the BBC). Other highlights include: Guild Hall of East Hamptons, 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), and currently serves on the Program Evaluation Working Group for NNPN (National New Play Network) and is a volunteer with i-Mentor.

 

Member of SDC and AEA. 

Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project.

MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. 

 

"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

 
Everything Is Super Great
The Great Novel
Hitler's Tasters
Hitler's Tasters
Hal & Bee
Company
Still Dance the Stars
No One Loves Us Here
REX, a new musical
Picture Ourselves in Latvia
The Secret Garden
Show Boat
Sin City: The Vaudeville Years
Shenandoah
Beauty and the Beast

Let's talk

3750 Broadway #63

New York, NY 10032

sarahnorris002@gmail.com

 

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