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Sarah Norris

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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.

 

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. 

For more information: www.SarahNorris.org.

I'm So Hot (Producer), The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests (Director), Pastel Color Ripples (Producer), This Wrestling Place (Director/Adaptor), Invincible Ones (Producer; radio drama), Brecht: Call and Respond (Producer), Everything is Super Great (Director)The Great Novel (Director), Imagining Madoff (Producer), The American Tradition (Producer), Life x 3 (Producer), Hitler's Tasters (Director), Meaningful Conversation (Producer), Less Than 50% (Producer), The Property (Producer), the hollower (Producer), Hal & Bee (Director), Deception (Director; Spotlight Series, staged reading), The Happy Family (Producer; Spotlight Series, staged reading); Invention (Director; Spotlight Series, workshop production), Time Stands Still (Producer), Breeders (Producer), Still Dance the Stars (Director), Omega Kids (Producer), Sight Unseen (Producer), A Burial Place (Producer), Two of Us (Director), Strange Country (Producer), Monte Cristo (Producer), In the Soundless Awe (Director), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania/Theseus), REX (Director), No One Loves Us Here (Producer, Associate Director), SIDD (Ensemble), Picture Ourselves in Latvia (Director), London Calling or The British Are Coming! (Producer), Apartment Play (Amanda), T.V. TIME! (Producer), The Oedipus Project (Adaptor/Director), The Mountain King – part of the e-merging Artist Festival (Deb), Frisky & the Panda Man (Director), A Short History of the Weather (Aloe Vera).

"Under Sarah Norris’s tender direction, the inaction unfolds in lovingly rendered, beautifully acted, mostly two-person scenes that demand you lean in as these ordinary folks try awkwardly to connect during the holidays."
- Raven Snook, TimeOut New York, Critics' Pick (Everything Is Super Great, 2019)
 
 
 
 
"Directed with real style and feeling by Sarah Norris." 
- Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman (Hitler's Tasters, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019)
"Sarah Norris’ production is one of precision." 
- Natasha Tripney, The Stage (Hitler's Tasters, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019)
"The stand out element which takes Hitler’s Tasters and ascends it to a higher level, for me, is the direction...A masterclass in how understated, intelligent direction and allowing your actors to indulge themselves in their characters can create a truly magnificent performance." 
- Craig Unadkat, Theatre Weekly (Hitler's Tasters, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019)
 
"Norris has captured all the ambiguity and humanity of living under a fascist regime
under her careful touch."
- Hannah Hobson, A Younger Theatre (Hitler's Tasters, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019)
 
"Sarah Norris’ direction is music on stage.” 
- Holli Harms, Front Row Center (Hitler's Tasters, 2018)
 
"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 (In The Soundless Awe, 2015)
"With a stellar cast and excellent staging, this entertaining dark comedy is very thought provoking and has a broad audience appeal." 
- Marina Kennedy, Broadway World (Hal & Bee, 2018)
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by Zach Calhoon

Check out a great interview with our AD, Sarah Norris.

 Artistic Director, Sarah Norris, hanging out and chatting indie theater with Maria Paz Alegre and Ray Yamanouchi - the dream team behind RE: theatre

The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests

The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests

Director

Everything is Super Great

Everything is Super Great

Director

The Great Novel

The Great Novel

Director

Hitler's Tasters

Hitler's Tasters

Director

Still Dance the Stars

Still Dance the Stars

Director

Hal & Bee

Hal & Bee

Director

In the Soundless Awe

In the Soundless Awe

Director

Two of Us

Two of Us

Director

Apartment Play

Apartment Play

Role of Amanda

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Role of Titania

Picture Ourselves in Latvia

Picture Ourselves in Latvia

Director

SIDD

SIDD

Performing in the Ensemble