Sarah Shin (she/her/hers) is a Korean American theatre artist originating from Schwenksville, PA. After years of studying classical piano, Sarah got addicted to being in musicals probably because it was the closest thing to being a KPOP star without leaving the country. She promptly #booked her first theatrical role in 6th grade as “Cinderella’s Stepmother” in Into the Woods at her middle school. In high school, she hit her first dry spell of no offers and found her way into directing and self-producing her art. Fast forward to now, Sarah is an actor/director/producer/musician/creator/arts leader with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.
Sarah just finished assistant directing Endlings by Celine Song at New York Theatre Workshop, and has directed other works such as Amputees by Quentin Nguyen-Duy, and Something Else: A Love Cycle. She also worked on Dave Malloy’s Moby Dick at American Repertory Theater, and supported Diana Oh during their residency at ART, Clairvoyance, and their staged reading of My H8 Letter 2 the Gr8 American Theatre at the Public Theater. She studied physical theatre at the Accademia dell’arte in Italy, backpacked through Europe for a month, and worked in the Education & Outreach Department at Off-Broadway’s MCC Theater. She’s worked with institutions such as the award-winning Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Huntington Theatre Co., Front Porch Arts Collective, Company One Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Co., Nora Theatre Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, MIT Theatre Arts, Brandeis University, Musical Theatre Factory, API Arts Network, Pao Arts Center, and Asian American Playwrights Collective, and developed Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB) to empower and connect Asian American student and working artists in Boston. She’s passionate about more diverse representation, community and family, music, and spreading love in all ways possible.
Her grandfather started the first Korean American newspaper in Philadelphia when he first immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s, and her father owns a Japanese and Korean restaurant – over 15 years running. Sarah hopes to continue the legacy of being a badass Korean American and loving food.