Sarah Hughes is a director and producer of theater and new media. Her work embraces limitation, values accidental discoveries, and is deeply collaborative. She uses humor, physicality, and unexpected choices in casting, staging, language and tone to create medium-specific, inclusive, 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, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, MJ Kaufman, Sibyl Kempson, McFeely Sam Goodman / Limited Liability Theater Company, Chana Porter, Deepali Gupta, Corinne Donly, Cara Scarmack, Alaina Ferris, Paul Cameron Hardy, Pablo Helguera, Will Davis, MoMA, the Office for Creative Research, Vox Theater, Half Straddle, and Superhero Clubhouse. With Graham Sack, Geoff Sobelle and Sensorium she has created Virtual Reality pieces for Tribeca Film Festival, 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, Japan Society, The Tank, Caveat, 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 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 and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a Target Margin Associated Artist, and a 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab member, a Clubbed Thumb 2017-18 Directing Fellow, a 2018 New Georges Audrey Resident, and a member of the 2018-2020 WP Theater Directors Lab.