Sarah Baxter

Sarah is a freelance opera and theatre director who is interested in a wide range of genres and styles of storytelling across all forms. She is the director member of Irish National Opera's Studio 2018/2019 and recently directed and co wrote INO's The Deadly World of Opera, part of Musictown Festival. This summer she is directing the premiere of two new plays, These Stupid Things by Hugh Travers (White Label) part of The Festival of Curiousity and The Roaring Banshees by John Morton and Peter McGann (Devious Theatre).

Her work as director/co-creator includes: with Alice Malseed, it’s getting harder and harder for me (Dublin Fringe 2017/MAC, Belfast 2018) and Jellyfish (Dublin Fringe 2015/UK tour 2016) and with Niamh Shaw, Diary of a Martian Beekeeper (Rory Gallagher Theatre, Cork, 2017/ Smock Alley Dublin, 2018). Further director credits include: Personal Space Vol II (Smock Alley), 24HourPlaysDublin 2018 (Dublin YouthTheatre/Abbey Theatre), Dubliners Women(Irish national tour), Taboo (White Label), The Hellfire Squad and Vehicle (Devious Theatre), and To Space (Niamh Shaw), which toured to Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.  She was assistant director for INO’s recent productions of The Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly, Aida and The Marriage of Figaro. She has also worked as assistant director with Landmark Productions, Gate Theatre, Field Day Theatre Company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Company and was associate director for The Unmanageable Sisters (Abbey Theatre).She trained in LeCoq-based devised and physical theatre at London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and furthered her mask studies at Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali in Italy in 2017. She is a member of the artist collective White Label.