Sarah Myers is the Director of University Programs and Partnerships at the Playwrights’ Center and an Associate Professor at Augsburg University. During her eleven-plus years in the Theater Department and MFA Creative Writing Program at Augsburg, she’s taught courses in playwriting, script analysis, theater histories, acting, and community-engaged theater, and she’s directed several devised productions and mentored countless students. Sarah is drawn to original and collaboratively-created work outside of the classroom too. Most recently, she directed A Tied Life at Diyar Theater in Bethlehem and Anat Shinar’s Something elegant, like this at Pillsbury House Theater, and her solo play I Do Today (Jewish Plays Project Top 10) was part of Greenhouse Theater Center’s Solo Celebration series. Sarah’s published plays include I Do Today, The Realm (Bonderman National Youth Playwriting Award), God of the Gaps (Pushcart Prize nominee), and In and Out. Her academic writing can be found in TDR: The Drama Review, The Reflective Teaching Artist, and TYA Today. She has collaborated with Sod House Theater (Minnesota) and The Other Theater Company (Chicago), and she is a former company member of Workhaus Collective (Minneapolis) and Rude Mechanicals (Austin). At the Playwrights’ Center, Sarah supervises all higher ed initiatives, including accredited University Courses, New Plays on Campus (NPOC) memberships, and the Core Apprentice program. She received her BS from Northwestern University and her MFA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
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