Sara Katzoff (She/her/hers) is a theater maker, director and creative process facilitator who is passionate about new work development, ensemble generated performance and collaborating with artists and communities who reflect diverse voices, bodies and approaches to storytelling.  

 

Recent directing/devising projects include ...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley (Booth Theater); Alexis Scheer's Laughs In Spanish (Boston Playwrights Theater);  Particularly in the Heartland  (The Foundry); PASSAGE (Kickwheel Ensemble Theater); The Waypoint (MASS MoCA, artist in residence), Facing Our Truth (Colonial Theatre); Everywoman (WAM Theatre); RIOT, The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Guest Artist, Mass College of Liberal Arts); This Generation/My Generation, The Second Side (Barrington Stage’s Playwright Mentoring Project); The Exonerated (Guest Artist, University at Albany); ​ Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, The Clean House and The Lathe of Heaven (Boston University)

 

Sara has served as co-producing artistic director of Bazaar Productions/The Berkshire Fringe, an international festival of new work where she has collaborated with over 500 performers, choreographers, playwrights and multimedia artists and worked to radicalize the cultural landscape of Western Massachusetts.

As an educator/facilitator, Sara has worked with WAM Theater, Barrington Stage Company, The Foundry and collaborated as a guest artist at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, University at Albany and Simon's Rock.  Sara holds an MFA in directing from Boston University, a BA in performance studies from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and is a graduate of Dell'Arte International.  

Sara has the privilege of continuing her learning with Sojourn Theater Institute/Center for Performance and Civic Practice, Cornerstone Theater,  The National Theater of the Deaf, Tectonic Theater Project, Sharrell D. Luckett/Black Acting Methods Studio, Nicole Brewer/Anti-Racist Theater and Theatrical Intimacy Educators.

 

Sara resides in Pittsfield, MA near rivers and mountains that for 10,000 years were inhabited by the Mohican people. Sara lives with her co-conspirator, Peter Wise, their six year old pitty mix, @KimaTheWeeBeast and way too many houseplants. Sara works as a freelance director, facilitator and deviser throughout the Northeast.