BA, Swarthmore College
Diploma, Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq
Sarah Sanford is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist and has been collaborating with Pig Iron as performer-creator, company member, and teaching artist for over 15 years. As an actor Sarah has performed frequently with Pig Iron and on many Philly stages including the Arden, Wilma, Lantern, Theatre Exile, BRAT, Mauckingbird, and Montgomery Theatre. Recently, Sarah directed Underground Railroad Game, written and performed by former Pig Iron School students Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Sarah also taught a Bouffon intensive for the Berserker Residents in preparation for their production It’s So Learning (Fringe 2015), and served as movement consultant/choreographer at Villanova University on productions of Big Love and A Wonderful Noise. Sarah regularly teaches acting at the undergrad and grad level at local universities and has led workshops in Shakespeare and physical theatre techniques. After graduating from École Jacques Lecoq in 2001, she returned there in 2014 to pursue a Pedagogy workshop. Sarah is the winner of the 2010 F. Otto Haas award for Best Emerging Theatre Artist.