Sara Katzoff (She/her/hers) is a theater maker and director who is passionate about new work development, ensemble generated performance and collaborating with artists who reflect diverse voices, bodies and narratives.
Recent directing/devising projects include 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 is the 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 a performer, Sara has toured nationally with Landis & Company and Dell’Arte and appeared in My Children.... My Africa! (Rattler Productions); Hurricane Hotel (Unicorn Theater); Shotgun Wedding (Dell’Arte Company); 900 Dreams (Spencertown Academy); DARK: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike (Mixed Company) and Cycling Through The Apocalypse, a new piece by playwright and collaborator, Amy Brentano. She has participated in training sessions with Tectonic Theater Ensemble, Fiasco Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Cornerstone Theater, The National Theater for the Deaf and Shakespeare Sedona.
Sara is a founding member of Kickwheel Ensemble Theater and has served as a guest director at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, a visiting Lecturer at the University at Albany and an adjunct faculty member at Simon's Rock. Sara is a graduate of Dell’Arte International, holds a BA in performance studies from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and is currently an MFA directing candidate at Boston University.
She is currently directing Marcus Gardley's ...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi at the Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre.
Sara currently resides in Boston with her husband and long term collaborator, Peter Wise and works as a freelance director throughout the Northeast.