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Sara Holdren is a Brooklyn-based director originally from Charlottesville, Virginia and the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard. She specializes in Shakespeare, reimagined classics, and spectacular, outsized stories new and old. Recent projects include MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard, Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba, The Zero Scenario and A New Saint for a New World by Ryan Campbell, and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as serving as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl's Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow and a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Other work includes: Measure for Measure, Tiny Boyfriend by Phillip Howze, The Tempest, and her own adaptations of Shakespeare's Henry IV plays and Leonid Andreyev's He Who Gets Slapped.

Sara is also a writer, a graphic designer, and a teacher with an abiding interest in making theater with students of all ages (recent teaching includes Primary Stages and the graduate acting program at the New School). In her work, she combines a lifelong love of Shakespeare and classical texts with an interest in contemporary ensemble training and devised theater, striving for a rigorous and dynamic use of language, fused with passionate, physical storytelling, vibrant visual worlds, and a spirit of joy, collaboration, and play.

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Review Roundup: CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB Opens on Broadway


Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club opened tonight at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. Check out what the critics had to say here!

Review Roundup: STEREOPHONIC Opens On Broadway


The new rock n' roll-centric play Stereophonic brings the drama of the recording studio to life at Broadway’s Golden Theatre, opening tonight! See what the critics had to say!

Review Roundup: Shaina Taub's SUFFS Opens On Broadway!


The fight for women's votes has made its way to Broadway in Suffs, a new musical from Shaina Taub, opening tonight at the Music Box Theatre! Read the reviews below to see how the critics responded to this historic new musical!

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Suzan-Lori Parks' SALLY & TOM


The Public Theater just celebrated opening night for the New York premiere of SALLY & TOM, a bold new dramedy written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Check out what the critics are saying!

Review Roundup: THE OUTSIDERS Opens On Broadway


S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders has made the jump from page to stage and is opening on Broadway tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The critics stopped by to see what the musical take on the literary classic has in store for audiences! Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: THE WHO'S TOMMY Returns To Broadway!


The Pinball Wizard has returned to conquer Broadway! The revival of the iconic rock n'roll spectacle The Who's Tommy has opened at the Nederlander Theatre in a new production from original Tony Award-winning creators Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: Clubbed Thumb's GRIEF HOTEL Opens At The Public


Clubbed Thumb's Grief Hotel has officially opened at The Shiva Theater at The Public Theater. Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! at the Irish Rep


The Friel Project continues at Irish Rep, where Philadelphia, Here I Come! just celebrated its opening night. Check out what the critics are saying about the production here.

Review Roundup: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Opens On Broadway- See What the Critics Are Saying!


Come one, come all to the new big-top Broadway musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS opening at Broadway's Imperial Theatre tonight! See what the critics had to say about their trip to the circus! Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: Michael R. Jackson's TEETH Opens At Playwrights Horizons


Playwrights Horizons is presenting the world premiere production of Teeth, a new musical with book and music by Anna K. Jacobs and book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson. The critics stopped by the newest show from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strange Loop. Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Starring Jeremy Strong Opens On Broadway


From the boardroom to the boards! Emmy Award-winning Succession star, Jeremy Strong, stars in Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: THE NOTEBOOK Opens On Broadway


Read reviews for the Broadway premiere of the epic love story, The Notebook, opening on Broadway tonight!

Review Roundup: DEAD OUTLAW at the Audible Theater; What Did the Critics Think?


Audible Theater’s world premiere production of Dead Outlaw officially opened last night, March 10. The reviews are rolling in. Find out what the critics think of Dead Outlaw below!

Review Roundup: DOUBT Returns To Broadway Starring Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan


The first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable opens tonight at the Todd Haimes Theatre. See what the critics are saying!

Review Roundup: Fiasco Theater's PERICLES


Shakespeare is back on stage at Classic Stage Company, which is currently presenting Fiasco Theater’s production of Pericles. BroadwayWorld has gathered the consensus from New York City's finest critics and you can check out the reviews here.

Review Roundup: THE HUNT Opens at St. Ann's Warehouse


St. Ann’s Warehouse is presenting the U.S. premiere of the Almeida Theatre production of The Hunt. Read the reviews for The Hunt here!

Review Roundup: Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY at Signature Theatre


Signature Theatre just celebrated opening night of Signature Premiere Resident, Tony Award-nominee, and MacArthur Fellow Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Check out what the critics are saying about the revival!

Review Roundup: Mona Pirnot's I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I COULD DIE at New York Theatre Workshop


New York Theatre Workshop is now presenting I Love You So Much I Could Die, written and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Mona Pirnot. Check out what the critics are saying!

Review Roundup: THE APIARY World Premiere Opens at Second Stage Theater


Second Stage Theater’s world premiere production of Kate Douglas’ The Apiary, directed by Kate Whoriskey, is open now! Read the reviews!

Review Roundup: Eddie Izzard's HAMLET Opens at the Greenwich House Theater


Eddie Izzard’s solo Hamlet officially opened last night, February 11th, at the Greenwich House Theater. Read all of the reviews for Hamlet here!

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