Sarah Scafidi

About Sarah Scafidi

Recently transplanted from DC to Philadelphia, Sarah Scafidi is the Artistic Assistant at Arden Theate Company. Her DC directing credits include The Real World: Kabul (Capital Fringe), Leveling Up (Interrobang Theatre - won "Best of Charm City Fringe"), The Metal Children (Silver Spring Stage - named one of the "Best Directors" and "Best Plays" of 2015 by DCMetroTheatreArts), [title of show] (purple light theatre co.), and a staged reading of Dancing Lessons (Olney Theatre Center). Her work has also been seen at Source Festival, the DC One Minute Play Festival, Nu Sass' Nu Drafts, and Rorschach Theatre's Klecksography. Other directing credits include: The Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers, Mr. Bundy, and The Best Laid Plans. She has assistant directed at numerous theatres throughout the Northeast and completed an SDCF Observership with Michael Wilson. She has worked in a variety of capacities for The Welders, Round House, Olney, Capital Fringe, Clubbed Thumb, Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater, Kitchen Theatre, and more.

Expressing the Inexpressible: Clare Barron on her play, Baby Screams Miracle

Woolly Mammoth’s dark comedy Baby Screams Miracle by Clare Barron blurs the lines between the bizarre and the normal, exploring family, religion, and how we cope with hard times. Sarah Scafidi sat down with Clare to talk about her inspiration for the play and her hopes for the American theatre: Sarah Scafidi: Tell me about Baby […]

Tom Stoppard’s Hard Problem. Insights from the director and playwright

Tom Stoppard’s newest play The Hard Problem refers to philosopher David Chalmer’s “hard problem” of how to explain consciousness.  Science can explain how our brains perceive sensations like pain, but not why we feel emotions like sadness.  How do we explain our consciousness? Why are humans different from a monkey or a machine?  The play’s protagonist, […]

Two trans actors from Mosaic’s Charm tell their Truth

Mosaic Theatre’s current production, Charm by Phillip Dawkins, is inspired by the true story of Chicago trans icon Miss Gloria Allen, who teaches etiquette classes to youth at the Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center on Chicago’s northside.

Titanic sails in to Signature on its soaring orchestral score: James Moore and Joshua Clayton with ‘Titanic’ video

In an adventurous production, Signature Theatre brings the musical Titanic to life in its Max theatre with a robust orchestra, new orchestrations, and exciting staging.

Actress Andrus Nichols on the importance of A View from the Bridge here and now

“…it’s kind of terrifying how relevant it is all of a sudden.  And I’m hoping … that people are going to hear this play this time around in a way that maybe they have not heard it before.” I was speaking with Andrus Nichols who plays Beatrice in the acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s A […]

brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Theater Alliance (review)

In recent years, turning on the TV or radio, or even just logging in to Facebook, can often feel like a feat of the will.  The barrage of stories of unspeakable violence, pain and anguish is staggering. Some days, it feels as if the human race is trying to tear itself apart.  I am often […]

Eric Tucker on his off-the-wall production of Sense and Sensibility at Folger Theatre

Eric Tucker is the Artistic Director of Bedlam, a theatre company in New York City “committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience,” creating works that “reinvigorate traditional forms” of theatre.  They brought their four-actor, repertory versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Shaw’s Saint Joan to Olney Theatre Center in 2013. […]

Personal stories of hope after 9/11 from Broadway-bound Come From Away

Just announced:  Come From Away has secured Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where it will open for previews February 18, 2017. Come From Away, a new musical at Ford’s Theatre, tells of how the small town of Gander on an isolated island in Newfoundland took in almost 7,000 stranded strangers, or “Come From Aways,” for a week […]

A Dream Within a Dream: Madness. Transmedia production brings Poe to life (review)

Fantastical and macabre, Through the 4th Wall ‘s A Dream Within a Dream: Madness at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria is a celebration of the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Klunch brings DODO’s acclaimed The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play to DC

Hoping to put you “into a ‘klunch’ (an internet-y little word to describe the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, or Pokémon Go),” The Klunch is bringing DODO Theatre Collective’s production of The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play to the Trinidad Theater at the Fringe Logan Arts […]

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