sara thigpen - DIRECTOR
SARA THIGPEN is an award-winning, indie-theater director and actor with an affinity for Shakespeare, new play development, long pauses and run-on sentences. She delights in crafting staged readings, guiding solo performances, and revealing the inherent magic of plays and musicals. Her work reflects her philosophy that creation and participation in theater allows us, as a society, to laugh at our foibles, cheer for our victories and have compassion for all of our losses. Directing highlights include, Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Boomerang Theatre), The Byung Sisters’ American Vaudeville Tryout (Ars Nova), and Nudists in Love – A Musical (NYC Fringe). Most recently, Sara was recognized by the NYIT Awards with the 2019 Outstanding Director prize for her work on Twelfth Night, staged in Central Park. Sara is an alumnus of The Pool, NY Madness and the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. She currently resides in LIC, (Queens, Y'all) with her husband, Tim, and their ever-growing collection of shot glasses and cookware.