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Sara Holdren

 
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Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Sara Holdren Headshot

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sara H Photo

Twelfth Night TRTC 1-20 159 Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sara Holdren, Original Music by The Lobbyists Two River Theater 1/10/20 Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport Costume Design: Fabian Aguilar Scenic Design: Claire DeLIso Hair and Wig Designer: Cookie Jordan Fight Director: Benjamin Curns Photo Credit: T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography tcepix@comcast.net

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01/14/2020
 

Sara Holdren Biography

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.




Sara Holdren News

Review: THREE SISTERS at Two River Theater Brings Anton Chekhov's Classic Play to New Photo Review: THREE SISTERS at Two River Theater Brings Anton Chekhov's Classic Play to New Heights
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 17, 2022

The Two River Theater playwright-in-residence, Madeleine George has collaborated with director Sara Holdren to create a stunning new translation of Anton Chekhov’s beloved classic, Three Sisters.   

Photos: First Look at the New Production of THREE SISTERS at Two Rivers Theater Photo Photos: First Look at the New Production of THREE SISTERS at Two Rivers Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Two River Theater playwright-in-residence Madeleine George (Two River’s Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) has collaborated with director Sara Holdren (Two River’s Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Get a first look at photos of the new production!

New Translation of Chekov's THREE SISTERS to be Presented at Two River Theater Photo New Translation of Chekov's THREE SISTERS to be Presented at Two River Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Two River Theater Playwright-in-Residence Madeleine George (Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) is collaborating with director Sara Holdren (Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes.

A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway Sets Full Cast and Dates; Tickets on Sale Photo A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway Sets Full Cast and Dates; Tickets on Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, directed by Stephen Brackett. Previews will begin at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St) on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, and opening night is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Two River Theater Cancels Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Photo Two River Theater Cancels Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2022

Two River Theater has canceled its upcoming productions of a new translation of Chekhov's classic play, Three Sisters.

A STRANGE LOOP Will Open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in Spring 2022 Photo A STRANGE LOOP Will Open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in Spring 2022
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 20, 2021

A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and produced by Barbara Whitman along with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons, will open at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St) in Spring 2022.

Two River Theater Presents Bold New Translation Of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Photo Two River Theater Presents Bold New Translation Of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Two River Theater Playwright-in-Residence Madeleine George (Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) collaborates with director Sara Holdren (Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov's classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father's death and a changing Russia.

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITH THE LOBBYISTS Now Streaming Photo AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITH THE LOBBYISTS Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

The Drama Desk Award-nominated Indie folk band and theater collective The Lobbyists (SeaWife) have today debuted the all-new audio play series Around the Campfire with The Lobbyists. 

Woolly Mammoth Announces Extension of Michael R. Jackson's A STRANGE LOOP Photo Woolly Mammoth Announces Extension of Michael R. Jackson's A STRANGE LOOP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has extended its engagement of A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, music directed by Rona Siddiqui, and produced in association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions.

A STRANGE LOOP's Pre-Broadway Run Announces Cast Talkbacks, Accessibility Offerings & Photo A STRANGE LOOP's Pre-Broadway Run Announces Cast Talkbacks, Accessibility Offerings & Pay What You Will Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the pre-Broadway engagement of A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical. This new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — including the punishing thoughts in his head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

Sara Holdren Videos

VIDEO: Two River Players Perform ROMEO AND JULIET Act V With Special Guest Sara Holdr VideoVIDEO: Two River Players Perform ROMEO AND JULIET Act V With Special Guest Sara Holdren
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2020

Join the Two River Players for Shakespeare's most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet. The play will be explored act by act over the course of five community readings by members of Two River's staff, followed by a group discussion and Q&A. Special guest Sara Holdren will read for Juliet (Director of Twelfth Night, A Little Shakespeare: Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors).

VIDEO: Two River Players Perform ROMEO AND JULIET Act III With Special Guest Sara Hol VideoVIDEO: Two River Players Perform ROMEO AND JULIET Act III With Special Guest Sara Holdren
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020

Watch the Two River Players perform the third act of Shakespeare's most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet.

VIDEO: Two River Players Perform Act I of ROMEO AND JULIET VideoVIDEO: Two River Players Perform Act I of ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2020

Join the Two River Players for Shakespeare's most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet. The play will be explored act by act over the course of five community readings by members of Two River's staff, followed by a group discussion and Q&A.

VIDEO: Sara Holdren Hosts Lecture on Adapting and Directing Shakespeare For Two River VideoVIDEO: Sara Holdren Hosts Lecture on Adapting and Directing Shakespeare For Two River Theater's SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

Sara Holdren (director of Two River's Twelfth Night and of The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth for the Two River A Little Shakespeare program) shares a 45-minute lecture (the fun kind!), followed by an open Q&A session.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at TWELFTH NIGHT at Two River Theater in This All New Trailer VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at TWELFTH NIGHT at Two River Theater in This All New Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020

Two River Theater presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Sara Holdren with original music composed by the band/theater collective The Lobbyists. Get a first look at the cast in action in the all new trailer!