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Sarah Young is a critically praised director completing her MFA at the New School for Drama. Her upcoming productions include the world premiere of a new play by Conlan Carter at The New School for Drama's New Visions Festival this Spring and 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, her original adaptations of Shakespeare’s King John, the popular novel Good Omens, and the world premiere of Bad by Conlan Carter.
Sarah also earned her 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 is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Opera Theater Unlimited, a company entering its fourth season that blends her passion for theater and opera.
Sarah lives in New York with her husband Jason and two feisty cats named Ambrosius and Xena.