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Bio

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Sarah Jane, Sarah or SJ is a director, dramaturg and arts administrator based between London and NYC. She is currently developing multiple new plays and musicals for UK and international stages.

Highlights include: director of smash hit SPIN at the Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola Theatre, James and the Giant Peach at Barrington Stage Company, Spring Awakening at the John W. Engeman Theatre, Singin' in the Rain at the Ngau Chi Wan Centre (Hong Kong), West End and International assistant director to Jonathan O'Boyle on The Last Five Years.

She served as Literary Associate to HighTide, New Musical Fellow for National Alliance for Musical Theatre and SDCF Observer to Peter Flynn at the City Theatre, Pittsburgh. She holds an MFA in theatre Directing with distinction from Birkbeck University of London and trained at Ithaca College and the Moscow Art Theatre.

Beyond theatre, she is a sports fan and writer, formerly for The Turf. Full CVs for directing, dramaturgy, and administration below.

Dramaturgy CV

Up Next

  • Directing and Dramaturgy for Unbound with British Youth Music Theatre written by Matthew Harvey

Awards

  • Best Solo Performance, Theatre Weekly Best of Fringe 2023

  • New Musical Observing Fellow, National Alliance for Musical Theatre

  • Best Musical, Broadway World Regional Awards, Vermont for Urinetown, the Musical

  • Best Short Play, Hudson Guild Winterfest for What I Left Behind by Anthony Piccione

  • Semi Finalist, Take Ten Fest for Manere Fortis by Luke Wise

  • Samuel French Finalist for No Stranger There by Luke Wise

  • CRY HAVOC Theatre Company “Cornerstone” Award 2013

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