Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts
Sara Freeman is Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Puget Sound. Previously she taught at the University of Oregon, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Columbia College in Chicago. She holds an MA and PhD in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her historical scholarship concerns alternative British theatre and contemporary playwrights, and she maintains an active creative practice as a director and dramaturg. She coedited International Dramaturgy: Translation and Transformations in the Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker (Peter Lang, 2008) and Public Theatres and Theatre Publics (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and has published chapters in Decades of Modern British Playwriting: The 1980s, Readings in Performance and Ecology, and Querying Difference in Theatre History. She is contributing chapters to the forthcoming collections Conspicuous Work: Theatre, Performance, and History in Process; Staging the Maternal; and The British Theatre Company: From Fringe to Mainstream. Her articles appear in Modern Drama, New Theatre Quarterly, Comparative Drama, and Contemporary Theatre Review. She won the Gerald Kahan Award from the American Society for Theatre Research in 2007 for an article on Joint Stock Theatre Company published in Theatre Survey.
As a director, she most recently staged Spring Awakening the musical and In the Next Room (or, the vibrator play) at Puget Sound. Past favorite directing projects include Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, Shakespeare's Love's Labors Lost, Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, Susanna Centlivre's Bold Stroke for a Wife, and Caryl Churchill's Blue Heart.