Making live experiences that play + connect.

Actor / Director / Practitioner / Producer / Singer

 
By Elliot Mann

By Elliot Mann

 
 

Sarah makes projects, produces live events, artistic collaborations + curates spaces that cross forms, break social boundaries + cultivate community. Specialising in the applied power of play, what that looks like in our cities today + means for our times tomorrow.

She works with with people, places, public spaces, artists, organisations, festivals, architects, restaurants, leaders + cities across industries.

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

 
 
 

Sarah applies the transformative power, art, tools + principles of “play” across innovation, creative process, spaces, personal development + performance, urban regeneration, industries + city design. Her award winning live projects, national + local collaborations enjoy making generative impact towards healthier inter connected cultures, communities + ecologies in cities experiencing regeneration.

 
 
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

contagious confidence - 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 is a a co chef for PlayClub UK.

A co creative house + live events community reclaiming a culture of play. On a mission to bring new life to cities, PlayClub make live experiences, host artist residences + transform/reclaim spaces in, with and for regenerating cities. Based in Yorkshire & Humberside region, UK.

 
 
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Play is our most valuable weapon + armour for tomorrow, transforming the DNA of people, places + their purpose.
— SLD