Assistant Professor
School of Theatre and Dance

BA Theatre, Emory & Henry College

PhD, MA Theatre Arts, University of Colorado – Boulder


Sarah joined Millikin’s faculty in 2017 and teaches Play Analysis, History of Theatre and Drama I and II, Directing, and Queer Drama. At Millikin, she has directed Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (2018) and will direct Hair in Spring 2019. At other universities, she has directed plays such as Tamburlaine, The Dumb Waiter, and Little Shop of Horrors. She has also taught classes on Elizabethan Drama, African Drama, Rock Theatricality, and Queer Musical Theatre.


Before coming to Decatur, Sarah lived in Colorado for ten years where she was founding Artistic Director of Obscene/Courageous Theatre and directed and produced plays such as Doctor Faustus, The Who’s Tommy, and Sarah Kane’s Blasted. She is currently working on an original play and developing an adaptation of Genet’s The Maids. She is also directing and producing an immersive theatre project about the Potawatomi Trail of Death which will be performed at Allerton Park in May, 2019.


Sarah’s current scholarly research is in American theatre that shows intersections of race, gender, and queer identity. Part of her dissertation, “Resistant Utopias: Gender Difference and Radical Queer Subjectivity in Post-Gay American Drama,” was recently published in Critical Approaches to Literature: Multicultural Criticism (Salem Press, 2017).


Disciplines: Play Analysis, Directing, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Performance Studies