Thanks for visiting the website of NYC-based director, educator, and performance artist SARA LYONS!
On Monday, September 24th, Sara proudly directed We Are Theatre, a speak-out against sexism in theatre presented by Guerrilla Girls On Tour!, 50/50 in 2020, and the Women’s Initiative of The Dramatists’ Guild. The event, at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, featured readings of brand new monologues, scenes, songs, and poems by 30 kickass women playwrights (among them, Theresa Rebeck and Brooke Berman!).
Sara will perform with the good people of Organs of State in Americana Passover, a new devised performance that takes this charged social moment pre-election to ponder, “what does the State provide, and what are our dreams for America?” In the face of fragmentation, polarization, and disengagement, Organs of State performs a new American ritual, shared around a dinner table. With food. Americana Passover runs October 19th-November 4th at Two Moon Art House & Cafe in Brooklyn. Tickets are $25 (that includes dinner, seriously) and available here. (Seating is EXTREMELY limited, so make your reservations ASAP!)
One show closes, another opens: in November, Sara will direct Trish Cole’s delightful short play LIFE ON MARS as part of Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival at the TBG Theatre. The show runs November 10th-December 1st alongside four other short plays written and directed by women.
More election-related art!: In January, Sara’s short piece MIND THE GAP, which premiered this summer at Culture Project, will be presented again at Brooklyn Arts Exchange as part of Obama to Occupy: Works of Outrage 2008-2012, curated by Jesse Phillips-Fein. Be on the lookout for more details!
photo by Lorah Haskins