Represented by: Colin Blumenau, The Production Exchange email@example.com http://www.theproductionexchange.com/sarah‐meadows.html
Sarah brings great clarity of purpose, intensity and emotional truth to whatever she directs and is brilliant at inspiring actors (John Burgess, co‐founder of The National Theatre Studio)
Sarah is an award‐winning Theatre Director and Co‐Artistic Director of Longsight Theatre. Sarah also lectures and directs at drama schools and Universities across the UK.
Sarah was nominated for Best Director, by Off West End Awards 2016 for SCREWED by Kathryn O'Reilly (in collaboration with Out Of Joint), Theatre 503; Won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work VAULT Festival 2016 for MR INCREDIBLE by Camilla Whitehill; Won The People's Choice Award, Vault Festival 2015, WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? by Camilla Whitehill, VAULT Festival, 2016: YOU by Mark Wilson, won The Argus Angel Award, Brighton Fringe Award For Theatre & The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award).
Sarah originally hails from the northwest and spent her early career in Manchester. She began as an assistant to the Executive Producer under Artistic Director John McGrath (National Theatre Wales, Manchester International Festival) at Contact Theatre. Sarah ran the company Scriptworks for 3 years, operating from Contact, which worked with new writers. Within this Sarah co‐ran weekly script development sessions as well as directing many staged readings and commissioning work across the North West. Sarah set up The Script Sessions in London to continue this work and has worked with over 100 playwrights since it began in 2012. Sarah has worked and trained with directors such as John McGrath, Mike Alfreds, John Burgess and Stephen Unwin.
Sarah has directed across the UK, Europe and the U.S. Recent credits include: THE FEAR OF FEAR by Stephanie Ridings, Warwick Arts Theatre; ALKALINE by Stephanie Martin, The Park Theatre; Assistant Director, THE REAL THING by Tom Stoppard, directed by Stephen Unwin, UK tour (including Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Rose Kingston, Bath Theatre Royal), Autumn 2017; SUMMER IN LONDON, by Rikki Beadle Blair, Theatre Royal Stratford East; ON THE CREST OF A WAVE, Camilla Whitehill & Longsight Theatre, VAULT Festival 2017; THE TEXAS TAXMAN (musical comedy), Luke Courtier, The Arcola, VAULT Festival 2017, RADA festival 2017; PIG, Tim Luscombe, The Vaults, Waterloo; WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? by Camilla Whitehill, Old Red Lion, UK tour, VAULT Festival & Edinburgh Festival, Underbelly; ILE LA WA by Tolu Agbelusi & Apples & Snakes, UK Tour 2016; SCREWED by Kathryn O’Reilly, Theatre 503, 2016; THE VERY PERRY SHOW (comedy) by Kate Perry, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Summer 2016;); MR INCREDIBLE by Camilla Whitehill, VAULT Festival & Edinburgh Festival 2016; YOU by Mark Wilson, Brighton Festival 2015 & VAULT Festival 2017 (UK tour 2018).
I can't imagine a director being better with new writing than Sarah is. Her insight and vision is inspiring, and she always knows exactly what to say. When she believes in something, she will work and work until it comes to fruition. I owe her my career. (Camilla Whitehill, Writer, currently The Bush Theatre)
Directing - MA - The University of Manchester
Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
Teaching/Education - PGCE - Sheffield Hallan University
Jun 2005 - Sep 2007
Acting - BA (Hons) - Manchester Metropolitan University
Sep 2000 - Jun 2003