Originally from Rochester, New York, Sarah Murphy is a recent transplant to the Washington DC area, where she has eagerly dived into the local theatre community. A graduate of The College at Brockport, Sarah holds a Master of Public Administration degree in nonprofit and arts management. Her particular passion is the role theatre can play in examining and addressing issues of social injustice. She previously worked as the Communications Director for a national historic house museum and currently holds a position in higher education administration. Sarah is thrilled to be joining the BroadwayWorld DC team!
DC's Scene Theatre presents the US premiere adaption of French author Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel 'Submission'. Through the lens of middle-aged academic, Francois, Houellebecq masterfully interweaves real-life and fantasy, imagining a political showdown between far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen and the fictitious Mohammad Ben Abbes, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.BWW Review: AMERICAN MOOR at Anacostia Playhouse January 18, 2019
AMERICAN MOOR is an intimate portrait of an artist and a cry of grief for the boundaries we impose upon our artistic lives. Using the role of 'Othello' as both an anchor and a jumping off point, Keith Hamilton Cobb skillfully takes the audience through a deeply personal examination of race and privilege in the theatre.BWW Feature: HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN at Solas Nua November 19, 2018
In an age when we are tearing down digital walls and erecting physical ones, Solas Nua brings us Sonya Kelly's brilliant and autobiographical How to Keep an Alien, which tells the story of two people "falling in love and proving it to the government".BWW Review: THE AGITATORS at Mosaic Theater Company October 30, 2018
We do not know the exact date, time, or words spoken, but in that moment when Susan B Anthony met Frederick Douglass, two paths merged and two movements would never be the same.BWW Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW at Synetic Theater October 9, 2018
It is difficult to think of another work of American literature that has so captured the imagination or has inspired more reincarnations than L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This summer, Synetic Theater manages to make a mark on this prolific field with their own adaptation.BWW Review: TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS AND GROTESQUE at Capital Fringe July 16, 2018
If you try hard enough, you may find another author more suited to a Fringe Festival venue than Edgar Allan Poe, but it is highly unlikely. The works of this "master of the macabre", poet, and literary artist seem tailor-made for just such a celebration of all things "outside the box".BWW Review: ON THE EVE at Capital Fringe July 16, 2018
What if you had turned left instead of right? What if you didn't stop for coffee on your way into the office? What if you had taken that big risk or followed that crazy dream? ON THE EVE explores one of life's most commonly pondered questions.BWW Review: AN ILIAD at Atlas Performing Arts Center June 4, 2018
Solas Nua, the DC-based organization bringing Irish contemporary arts state-side, has gone back two hundred years to find inspiration for its upcoming production, The Frederick Douglass Project. Commissioned to commemorate Douglass' bicentennial, the production explores the abolitionist and human rights leader's 1845 visit to Ireland.