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 will receive a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University in May 2019, and she’s been able to do it all: perform, create, and lead.
Sarah spent a semester in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell’arte studying physical theatre, backpacked through Europe for a month, and worked in the Education & Outreach Department at Off-Broadway’s MCC Theater. While in school, she’s been working at the award-winning Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and American Repertory Theater, and is currently developing Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB), which was recently awarded a Boston University College of Fine Arts Social Impact Seed Grant, 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 the country when he first immigrated to the U.S., and her father owns a Japanese and Korean restaurant – almost 14 years running. Sarah hopes to continue the legacy of being a badass Korean American and loving food.