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Sarah Hughes

Lecturer in Theatre Performance

Sarah Hughes teaches Directing and Devising at Purchase College. She is a director, producer, educator and parent who makes live performances of all kinds: new plays, VR pieces, devised work, hybrid new media projects, audio plays, and more. Recent directing work includes A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile by MJ Kaufman at Purchase College and Clubbed Thumb; A Journal of the Year of the Pharmacy by Pablo Helguera at BMCC; and Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde by Vanessa Garcia for WP Theater’s Pipeline Festival. As a producer she’s developed pieces with artists & institutions such as Sibyl Kempson, MoMA, Half Straddle, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, and The New York Times.

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Sarah was a longtime company member of Elevator Repair Service and is an Affiliated Artist of Target Margin Theater and New Georges. She’s an alum of the WP Theater Lab, the O’Neill National Directors Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb’s Directing Fellowship, and The Civilians’ R&D Group. She’s taught at Dartmouth College & NYU, and created the role of Director of Artistic Programming at Theatre Row, where she conceived & led the Kitchen Sink Residency, a new-work development program for emerging performance companies.

Upcoming projects:

His Chest is Only Skeleton by Julia Izumi for Playwrights Horizons Soundstage (Spring 2022)

All Long True American Stories by Julia May Jonas at The Bushwick Starr (Spring 2023)

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