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Sarah Young is a critically praised NYC based director and a recent MFA graduate from New School for Drama. In May 2019 she directed a reading at Cherry Lane Theatre and her upcoming productions include La liberazione di Ruggiero for the Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble at La Mama in August.
The San Francisco Chronicle has called her work “enchanting” while the San Jose Mercury News praised it as “intimate and edgy”. Her productions explore explosive themes of power, religion, and the duality of human nature for both good and evil.
At the New School she directed Sueño by Jose Rivera for the New Visions Festival 2018 and the world premiere of Plain Brown Box by Conlan Carter for the New Voices Festival 2019. She also directed her original adaptations of Shakespeare’s King John, the popular novel Good Omens, and the world premiere of Bad by Conlan Carter. Her professional New York city debut was made at Cherry Lane in May 2019.
Sarah also holds a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory.
She has directed operas throughout the United States for companies including The San Francisco Opera Guild, West Edge Opera, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Sarah brings her passion for visual storytelling and unique blend of theatrical and musical training to create vivid and emotional films. In March 2019 she directed and edited a short film called Be A Man leading a team of both student and professional artists. Over the Summer of 2019 she will be shooting a series of short films to build her reel and looks forward to pursuing that avenue of storytelling.
Sarah lives in New York with her husband Jason and two feisty cats named Ambrosius and Xena.