Sarah makes live experiences, inter disciplinary spaces + adventures that play.
Performing Artist / Director / Practitioner / Producer / Musician
Strategically designing + producing creative projects, live events, artistic collaborations + workshops that cross forms + break boundaries whilst cultivating community. Sarah works with people, places, teams, spaces, businesses, projects, 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
Fusing industries, Sarah applies the transformative power, art, tools + principles of “play” across business + innovation, education + development, inter connected health, creative function, work spaces, personal development + performance, disruption, urban regeneration + city design.
Specialising in the devising mechanisms, creative processes, interdisciplinary experiences + participatory live events. Her projects, national + local collaborations aim to make generative impact towards a 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 + innovation to regenerating cities, work places, leaders, communities + cultures whilst responding to a rapidly evolving world, Sarah’s practice + projects moves things into new territory.
Working for over 11 years with a multi disciplinary approach, Sarah combines forms, experiential techniques + principles found in her roots of live arts, theatre, interactive + immersive performance, improvisation + music in a personal + accessible way.
Sarah is Artistic Director + founder of an award winning live arts + theatre company ParkBench.
Sarah sometimes makes things with PlayClub. A co creative agency, innovation house + pioneering community. Passionate about redefining + transforming spaces, community + play for our times with, in + for cities.