T h e a t e R

Richard III

Shakespeare & Co, MA

Photo by John Dolan

A c t i n g

My work in the theater is devoted to illuminating connections between the individual and the universal. I am always seeking the threads that run through centuries of theater, art, and humanity in order to magnify their presence and shift the air between us. Working primarily with Shakespeare, I value conversation between actors and audience, supported by deep textual investigation and emboldened voice and spirit.

I am currently an M.F.A. candidate at the Academy for Classical Acting. Prior to this course of study, I worked with theater companies around New York City, including New York Classical Theatre. I also trained (as both an actor and a teacher) and performed at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. 


During my time in New York, I co-founded and -ran The Woolgatherers Theater Group, a collaborative and multi-disciplinary company that devises new works and re-imagines classics with a community of like-minded artists from a broad range of social, artistic, and methodological backgrounds. I stepped down from an active role in order to pursue my MFA and am currently developing plans to build a company more specifically focused on the work of Shakespeare.


Other training includes The Barrow Group, The Linklater Center, and The Humanist Project. I also attended Wesleyan University where I received a B.A. in Theater and a certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Before college, I trained in opera and a variety of musical instruments.



Academy for Classical Acting

Photo by Alec Wild

S e l e c t e d   r o l e S

Romeo and Juliet



Tales from Ovid



Timon of Athens U/S





Romeo and Juliet

The Whirligig (reading)

The Rivals

Much Ado About Nothing

Friar Lawrence

Gravedigger, Player King



Jeweller, Timandra

Queen, Belarius







Academy for Classical Acting; dir. Holly Twyford

Academy for Classical Acting; dir. Alec Wild



Academy for Classical Acting; 

dir. Alec Wild and Dody DiSanto

Shakespeare Theatre Company; 

dir. Simon Godwin


Academy for Classical Acting; dir. Dan Crane


Shakespeare Theatre Company; dir. Will Davis


The Woolgatherers Theater Company;

dir. Grace Herman-Holland

Shakespeare & Co; dir. Hamish Linklater

New York Classical Theater; dir. Stephen Burdman

The Fools and Kings Project; dir. Kenny Wade Marshall

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

New York, NY

Lenox, MA

New York, NY


New York, NY

The Rivals

New York Classical Theater, NY

P r o d u c i n g   e x p e r i e n c E

In 2016, in the corner of our neighborhood bar, my best friend and I started a theater company, The Woolgatherers Theater Group. We had gone to college together but were drawn to vastly different theatrical methodologies, but knew that the same philosophies and passions drove us: audience engagement, honest storytelling, and a visceral experience. We gathered around us a collection of stunning artists from a wide range of backgrounds, both artistically and personally, and created five productions together. I stepped down as an artistic director on a high note, after co-producing and acting in Romeo and Juliet in order to pursue my M.F.A. in acting.

As a producer, I managed most of the logistics, while Grace managed the creative vision, as aligned with her position as the productions' director. I have managed fundraising campaigns ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 and ran marketing strategies that led to multiple sold out performances. I also ran our social media in a way that not only presented our aesthetic and values but also drew our audiences in as part of our community rather than observers of our work. And, as anyone in the theater knows, I picked up any little bits and pieces that needed tending throughout the process, from hiring front of house staff to running out and buying ice myself.

I am a strong leader, a good delegator, and a lifelong student of group dynamics and interpersonal communication. It brings me deep pleasure to bring artists together and help facilitate a shared creative process.

Eyes of a Blue Dog

The Woolgatherers Theater Group, NY

Photo by Ariella Axelbank

D i r e c t i n G

Stay tuned. 

© 2021by Sarah Corbyn Woolf.