M.F.A. Stage Design, Northwestern University (2004)
B.A. Design, Clemson University (1997)
History And Application Of Theatre Technology
Property Construction I
Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Devising with Design, Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Design and creative processes in non-traditional collaborations;
Adelphi University Professional Development Grant. The $1500 grant provided funding for lighting equipment, shipping, and props for the East/West Project, a year-long bi-coastal collaboration between Bucknell University and Western Washington University using the Moment Work technique orginated by Moises Kaufmann and Tectonic Theatre Project. The final work, titled "American Family" was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011.
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"Square Peg Round Hole". This new play by writer/director Andy Paris of Tectonic Theatre Project explores life on the autism spectrum. New York, NY (01/12); Bucknell University (05/12); University of Northern Iowa (11/12, 02/13). November 2012.
"Good Person of Szechwan". For this unique collaboration with composer Joel Mellin and puppet designer Eric Wright of Puppet Kitchen, we created a first-world meets third-world post-industrial environment, where children and old people are manipulated as puppets and the entire set is dismantled at the end of the play. Adelphi University. November 2012.
"Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever". New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination: Outstanding Scenic Design Scenic design by Sarah Martin and Sara Nelson This collection of 6 plays and directors was produced by F*It Club at Interborough Repertory Theatre, New York, NY. May 2012. New York, NY. May 2012.
"American Family". This year-long, multi-disciplinary, bi-coastal devising collaboration of the members of East-West Project, resulted in a brand new play, directed by Anjalee Nadkarni Hutchinson (Bucknell), Rich Brown, PhD (Western Washington), Andy Paris (Tectonic Theatre Project), Sarah Martin (Adelphi) and Mark Hutchinson (Bucknell). The SPACE at Northbridge, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, UK. August 2011.
"The Spring Fling: 8 Brand New Plays". Plays and directors include: If by Anna Zeigler, directed by Josh Hecht; Drunk by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Josh Hecht; The Short Sad Biography of the Magicianís Assistant by Ashlin Halfnight, directed by Laura Savia; We Have the Music by Mark Shultz, directed by May Adrales; Our Trip to Ohio by Greg Keller, directed by Lila Neugebauer; French Toast and Parsley by Brook Berman, directed by Lila Neugebauer; Minotaur Scavenger Hunt by Caroline V. McGraw, directed by Heidi Handelsman; Come Here by Isaac Oliver, directed by Victor Maog; scenic design and scenic art by Sarah Martin, Assistant Scenic Design by Polina Minchuk, produced by F*It Club. Interborough Repertory Theatre, New York, NY. May 2011.
"The Triangle Factory Fire Project". This year long devising collaboration included a multi-disciplinary group of students who explored the social issues surrounding the historical event, alongside the conditions of sweat shop labor as it exists today. Directed by Maggie Lally and Sarah Martin. filmed at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. April 2011.
"Grape Is Not Enough". This multi-disciplinary collaboration was an exploration of theatrical applications in service of film technologies and processes. Sreenplay by Kermit Frazier, directed by Joan Stein-Schimke, Production Design/Art Direction by Sara Nelson and Sarah Martin, original music by Sidney Boquiren, Garden City, NY. Adelphi University. June 2010.
"Once on This Island". book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Steven Flaherty, directed by Daniel Hess, scenic design by Sarah Martin. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, NY. June 2009.
"Princess Phooey". world premiere, book and lyrics by Lisa Diane Shapiro, music by Eric Rockwell, directed by Janine Nina Trevens, scenic design by Sarah Martin. TADA! Youth Theatre, New York, NY. April 2008.
"Ten Little Indians". by Agatha Christie, directed by Tony Capone, scenic design by Sarah Martin. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, NY. July 2007.
"Almost Heaven". written and adapted by Peter Glazer, orchestrations, vocal arrangements and musical direction by Jeff Waxman, directed by Daniel Hess, scenic design and scenic art by Sarah Martin, projection design by Daniel Hess and Sarah Martin. Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, NY. June 2007.
"The Seagull". by Anton Chekov, Adapted by Tom Stoppard, LeMoyne College, directed by Anjalee Nadkarni, scenic design/scenic art by Sarah Martin. For this collaboration we used the aspects of the Michael Chekov technique, toward Ms. Nadkarni's certification process. LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY. March 2007.
Andy Paris, Anushka Carter Paris, Sarah Martin (2012, September). Tectonic Theatre Project: Moment Work; Tectonic Theatre Project: New Methods of Theatre Making; Tectonic Theatre Project: Integration and Intersection. Entertainment Innovation Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
Andy Paris, Anjalee Hutchinson, Rich Brown, Mark Hustchinson, Sarah Martin (2012). Advancing the Form: Devising the American Family. In Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C..
Denise Massman, Sara Nelson, Sarah Martin (2010). Lights, Media, Action! In Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media and Survival, Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Los Angeles, CA.
Ethan Krupp (coordinator), Sarah Martin (chair), Kim Axline, Laura Tesman, Cynthia Turnbull (2009). Risking Innovation: The Art of Collaboration. In Risking Innovation, Association for Theatre in Higher Education. New York City, NY.
Anthony Dean (co-coordinator), Sarah Martin (co-coordinator), Jessica Bowles, Ethan Krupp (2008). Negotiating Scenography: Design Processes in Devised Performance. In Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement, Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Denver, CO.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGN
Feb-April 2009 (Westport), Sept-Oct 2008 (Irish Rep), Around the World in 80 Days, by Mark Brown, directed by Michael Haney;
scenic design: Joseph P. Tilford
Honors and Accomplishments
New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination: Outstanding Scenic Design, Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever; co-scenic design with Sara Nelson, 09/2012
EDITORIAL READER, Multi, Rochester Institute of Technology, September 2007-2012
MEMBER, Board of Directors, Waterwell Theatre Company, New York, NY, May 2007-present
MEMBER, United State Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
MEMBER, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)