Sarah Lacy Hamilton (she/her) is a director specializing in actor-driven productions of new and contemporary plays. She directs and develops work that celebrates and interrogates all of the wonderful, awful things that make us human, while also engaging in the immediate political moment. She is most passionate about plays with great heart, that embrace all of the contradictions of life, and that hold the tragic and the comic in the same breath. Through an intersectional, feminist, and heartfelt approach, her work strives to challenge systems of oppression and forge new connections in communities.
A South Carolina native, Sarah worked as a freelance director in Dallas, TX after graduating from Southern Methodist University. While in Dallas, she co-founded House Party Theatre, a company dedicated to increasing the accessibility of theatre, developing new plays, and promoting local artists. In addition to her work with HPT, she directed plays at Upstart Productions and WaterTower Theater, and served as an assistant director at Kitchen Dog Theater and Undermain Theatre.
Sarah is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing from the University of Iowa. She holds a BFA in Theatre Studies with an emphasis in Directing from Southern Methodist University.