Sarah Boess (she/her/hers) is west of Philadelphia, born and raised, where she grew up the loud, artistic child of a quiet, academic family. She went to Conestoga High School where, despite countless hours spent screaming at calculus textbooks, she was just not meant to follow in her aerospace engineer scientist/math magican big brother’s footsteps.
So, she went to art school.
This spring, Sarah will graduate with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. Over the past years she has focused her degree on both directing and acting, working with professors she is forever indebted to and classmates who have fundamentally changed her life for the better. At this school she has had the opportunity to use her academic background to fuel her artistry and find her voice as an emerging theatre artist.
As a director, she is most drawn to material that challenges us to consider perspectives radically outside our own. Art must push the boundaries of our comfort zone, have a central heartbeat of activism, and be fundamentally accessible to diverse audiences. Otherwise, we risk fading to irrelevancy in our modern, fast-paced entertainment landscape.
After graduation, she plans to stay on the east coast and be based out of both Philadelphia and New York City.
To see more about her directing, click here.
To download a copy of a performance resume, click here.
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