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, teams, communal spaces, businesses, arts organisations, festivals, architects, restaurants, leaders, artists + cities.

Play.

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

 
 
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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 .

 
 
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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Awards

  • 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
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
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What we unlock in the art, ecology + limitless possibilities found in play is powerful. It’s time to get good at improvising again as cities. Making space for play is our most valuable weapon + armour for tomorrow, transforming the DNA of our people, work + places.
— SLD