Sarah Hughes is a director and producer of theater and new media. Her work embraces limitation, values accidental discoveries, and is deeply collaborative. She's interested in using humor, awkwardness and unexpected choices in casting, staging, language and tone to create shared experiences that aim at truth rather than at the effect of reality.
Sarah has developed new plays, performance art pieces, devised works, and immersive installations with Eliza Bent, McFeely Sam Goodman, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, Corinne Donly, MJ Kaufman, Cara Scarmack, Paul Cameron Hardy, Chana Porter, Pablo Helguera, MoMA, the Office for Creative Research, Vox Theater, Half Straddle, and Superhero Clubhouse, of which she is a Core Member. With Graham Sack and Sensorium she has created several Virtual Reality pieces for New York Theatre Workshop, The New York Times, and Penguin Random House. Sarah's work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, BAM Next Wave, The Bushwick Starr, JACK, The Tank, The Brick, The Segal Center, PEN World Voices, Columbia University, Signature Theater, The Flea, Prelude, and CATCH, among others. Sarah worked with Elevator Repair Service from 2007-14, assistant directing Gatz, The Select, Arguendo, Shuffle, and Fondly, Collette Richland off-Broadway and / or on tour, and was Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater from 2015-17. She co-teaches a class on Contemporary Theater at Dartmouth College, was a member of the 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a Target Margin Associated Artist, and a Clubbed Thumb 2017-18 Directing Fellow.