Sarah designs + produces experiences, creative spaces + live events that play.
Actor / Director / Practitioner / Producer / Singer
Sarah makes projects, live events, collaborations + inter disciplinary workshops that break social boundaries + cross artistic forms whilst cultivating community. Working with people, places, teams, communal spaces, businesses, arts organisations, festivals, architects, restaurants, leaders, artists + cities.
“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, inter connected health, creative processes, work spaces, personal development + performance, disruption, urban regeneration + future city design.
Specialising in devising mechanisms, creative process, interdisciplinary experiences + participatory live events. Her award winning projects, national + local collaborations like to make generative impact towards healthier, inter connected + sustainable cultures .
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
On a mission to bring new life to regenerating cities, work places, people + communities whilst responding to a rapidly changing world.
Rooted in live arts, Sarah’s practice + projects spanning over 12 years draws on experiential techniques, principles + interplay between immersive + interactive performance, improvisation, movement, design, theatre + music in a personal, inclusive + accessible way.
Sarah is Artistic Director + founder of international live arts + theatre company ParkBench.
Sarah sometimes makes things with PlayClub. A co creative agency, innovation house + pioneering community. Passionate about making space for creatives + redefining play for our times with, in + for cities.