Sarah designs + produces experiences, creative spaces + live events that play.

Actor / Director / Practitioner / Producer / Singer

By Elliot Mann

By Elliot Mann


Sarah makes projects, live events, collaborations + inter disciplinary workshops that break social boundaries + cross artistic forms whilst cultivating community. Working with people, places, communal spaces, teams, artists, organisations, festivals, architects, restaurants, leaders + cities.


With purpose.


“Sarah is an artistic force. The range, energy and quality of the work she delivered was astonishing. Her joy in directing was palpable. Exceptional - innovative, challenging and very effective.”

Director, Castaway Goole


Sarah applies the transformative power, art, tools + principles of “play” across innovation, health, creative processes, work spaces, personal development + performance, urban regeneration + city design. On a mission to bring new life to regenerating cities in a changing world.

Specialising in live experiences, devising mechanisms, creative process, interdisciplinary experiences + participatory events. Her award winning live projects, national + local collaborations as an artist enjoy making generative impact towards healthier inter connected cultures, communities + ecologies.

Sarah is a multitalented ideas woman - a force of energy with a passion for the transformative power of the arts. A hugely inspiring and engaging collaborator, with boundless creative skill, vision, ambition and belief in people. She works with a high degree of professionalism, dedication and integrity.
— Anna Webb, Director Engine Room CIC
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  • Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodbody award for Directing / 2010

  • The Sunday Times Playwright Award / 2010

  • Theatre Innovation, NSDF / 2010

  • St Hugh's Foundation for Excellence in the North / 2012

  • REYTA Remarkable Passion for the Arts Finalist Arts Fest / 2017

  • Royal Television Society Award Winner with Slung Low Professional Excellence: Drama & Comedy Production / 2018

A contagious confidence - it’s clear Sarah has been doing this for a long time. Sarah’s work combines the tools for people + places in inventive ways for how we live, innovate, work, play, grow, learn, challenge, change, think, connect + thrive.
— University of Hull
HERE Casting on Humber epitomised everything that the Hull City of Culture 17 should be. It had soul. It had a point. It was inclusive. It was uplifting. It cared.

It was comfortably one of the best & most memorable events I attended in the UK City of Culture year 2017.
— Craig Lazenby

Sarah’s practice spans 12 years + draw on experiential techniques, principles + interplay between live arts, immersive + interactive performance, improvisation, ecology, movement, design, theatre + music in a personal, inclusive + accessible way.

Sarah is Artistic Director + founder of international theatre company ParkBench.

Sarah is a part of PlayClub. A co creative house, live events agency + community enterprise making live experiences and innovating city spaces for Play. Based in Yorkshire & Humberside region, UK. Passionate about making alive spaces + redefining play across forms and industries for our times with, in + for regenerating cities.

It’s time to get good at improvising again. Making space for play is our most valuable weapon + armour for tomorrow, transforming the DNA of our people, places + their purpose.