Area of Study
BFA in Drama, Directing
Class of 2023
Sarah Margaret Stowell (she/her) is a theatre director originally from Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2015, Sarah had her first experience directing at the Brown University TheatreBridge program. She continued training at Northwestern’s NHSI Theatre “Cherubs” Program. After graduating from Arizona School for the Arts, Sarah spent two years studying theatre performance at the University of Kansas. At KU, Sarah served on several committees, worked with the theatre department to create opportunities for student work, and filled a variety of positions on university productions. She concluded her time at KU with a production of The Last Five Years, which she produced and directed.
In 2019, Sarah transferred to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama John Wells Directing Program to pursue her BFA. In addition to her theatre training, Sarah has continued to expand her skill set with film. Recently, Sarah was the 1st AD on the short film Stalking the Bogeyman, starring award winning actors Santino Fontana and Thomas Sadoski. To conclude her undergraduate career, Sarah directed Nick Payne’s Constellations as her BFA Capstone production.
Beyond academia, Sarah has enjoyed working as an assistant/ associate director under a variety of notable directors. She worked regionally on multiple productions at the Tony Award® winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and NewYorkRep, where she was selected as an inaugural Education Fellow in 2019.
Outside of theatre and film, Sarah is a certified yoga instructor and dog mom to Potato the Cavalier King Charles, who became an honorary therapy dog for the School of Drama community. Sarah is also working towards fluency in American Sign Language. You can find more about Sarah at her website: www.SarahMargaretStowell.com
(Bio as of March 2023)