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Sarah Benson

 

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Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director


Sarah Benson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Sarah Benson, Fairview
 
Obie Awards - 2009 - Special Citations Gold Star
Sarah Benson, Blasted
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Sarah Benson, Blasted

Sarah Benson News

Industry Pro Newsletter: Unionization Takes a Step Forward at Star Gardens Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Unionization Takes a Step Forward at Star Gardens
by Alex Freeman - Oct 17, 2022

Questions of access continue to be discussed after an incident at Hadestown last week, ultimately highlighting that there is a deep need for more education around the topic for everyone involved. In the UK, educational access for school children is becoming more challenging than ever before with cuts to funding for those trips.

Soho Rep Directors Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides to Depart at the End of 2022-23  Photo Soho Rep Directors Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides to Depart at the End of 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides, two of Soho Rep's three Directors, will step down at the end of the current season, after 15 and 8 years with the influential Off Broadway theater.

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month Photo Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, has announced casting for peerless, by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (... what the end will be). 

Roxane Gay, Sidney Madison Prescott & Carmelita Tropicana Join Soho Rep Board Photo Roxane Gay, Sidney Madison Prescott & Carmelita Tropicana Join Soho Rep Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Soho Rep has announced that writer and social commentator Roxane Gay, Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify Sidney Madison Prescott, and artist Carmelita Tropicana have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Soho Rep Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Three World Premieres Photo Soho Rep Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Three World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Soho Rep today announced its 2022‚Äď23 season, consisting entirely of large-scale works by early-career artists that have been commissioned by the organization.

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

15 Shows Announced for Ars Nova's 14th Annual ANT Fest Photo 15 Shows Announced for Ars Nova's 14th Annual ANT Fest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 14th Annual ANT Fest featuring 15 shows, 13 of which will premiere in-person and online at Ars Nova Supra with the first two shows premiering exclusively online.

Diversionary Announces The Cast and Creative Team of the World Premiere Musical EIGHT Photo Diversionary Announces The Cast and Creative Team of the World Premiere Musical EIGHTY-SIXED
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Sarah Benson Videos

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes with Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson of FAIRVIEW at B Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind The Scenes with Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson of FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep

by Alan Henry - Oct 15, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Fairview in the video below with the playwright and director as rhey reveal their thoughts on this unpredictable and critically acclaimed play.

STAGE TUBE: Iain Performs IN THE HEIGHTS for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2015

Ars Nova presents THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, celebrating Ars Nova All Stars Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to HAMILTON (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, was held just last night at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Below, watch as Iain Armitage performs the Finale of In the Heights for the honorees!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Broadway-Bound PORGY & BESS in Workshop
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) opens its 2011-12 season with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. The adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Ronald K. Brown, begins previews on August 17 and opens for the reviewing press on August 31 at 7pm. Performances are at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Tickets for preview performances are currently on sale, remaining tickets for the run go on sale on July 12. Check out a sneak peek of the production below!


Sarah Benson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Sarah Benson been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fairview Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Blasted and Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Blasted .

What awards has Sarah Benson won?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Blasted.