Name: Sara Rademacher
What is your current project?
“Caught Dreaming,” is a passion project straight from the mind of brand new playwright Ryan Dancho
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The show is at the New York Theeaterfest Summerfest playing on July 27, 29 and 30th. Ryan Dancho, the playwright, is immensely talented and has a unique voice that comes across in the play by bringing a non-voyeuristic perspective to mental health. Because he has such a fresh new voice, this playwright-focused festival provides the perfect venue to introduce him to New York. You can hear Ryan talk about personal connection to mental health issues and his impetuous for writing this important play from his Kickstarter video. (You’ll also get a sense of his off-beat sense of humor that is certainly not lacking in the script)! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2000611737/caught-dreaming-the-play
What’s next for you?
I’m actually working in four New Play festivals this summer! Before “Caught Dreaming,” you can see “Forever Young” by Judd Lear Silverman at The Gallery Players Black Box Fest (June 16 – 18), “Appetizers,” by Scott C. Sickles at The Greenhouse Ensemble’s 10 Minute Play Soiree (June 23 -25)
What is the name of the last show you saw?
“Composure,” by Scott Sickles at The Workshop Theatre
Any advice for your peers?
Schedule at least an hour every day where you are not allowed to think about your schedule.
Sara Rademacher is the Co-Founder and former Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Collective, whose mission is to bring professional quality theatre free of charge to audiences with limited access. Sara is dedicated to creating theatre to engage her community both locally and globally. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University in New York City, where she currently lives and works. Some Favorite directing credits include The Last Five Years, Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and boom. Before forming Elements, she studied theatre in South Africa, and earned her BA in Dramatic Arts at UCSB. She has worked in Casting, Assistant Directing, Dramaturgy and other internships regional theaters including The Guthrie, Seattle Repertory, Mixed Blood, Marin Theatre, and more. Sara currently works at The National Theatre Conference. She continues to serve on the Board at Elements.
When: Caught Dreaming at The New York Theaterfest Summerfest plays July 27th at 9pm, July 29th at 1pm and July 30th at 6pm.
Tickets are $24.80