Sarah Byrons is a multidisciplinary theatre maker and recent DC-transplant with a background in the creation of new and devised work, as well as extensive training in Shakespearean verse and performance.
Sarah is a founding member of the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory, an organization based in New York’s Hudson Valley region which provides collaboration and engagement opportunities for local performing arts professionals, hobbyists, and organizations through affordable educational programming and the creation of new ensemble-based work. Sarah’s work developed by the Lab includes Medea (by Medea), Hawk’s Landing, and Performing Art.
Outside of the Lab, Sarah has worked as a teaching artist with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, bringing an actor's perspective to English classrooms studying Shakespeare's plays across the Hudson Valley. Since its inception, Sarah has served as a reader for Expand the Cannon; an annual, curated list of excellent and producible classic plays by women and underrepresented genders, helmed by the Brooklyn-based Hedgepig Theatre Ensemble.
Sarah received her BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus on performance and playwriting, and has studied playwriting in both New York and London. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.