Name: Sarah Naughton
What is your current project? Trapped In The Closet
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
We’re performing at Feinstein’s/54Below. Our show is a cabaret, so it doesn’t get much better than 54Below when that’s your medium. And we actually developed our show there, as a part of their concert lab program in 2016. 54Below is gorgeous space and we try to make use of all of it.
What’s next for you?
I’m a member of an immersive dance theater company called toUch performance art, and their incredible immersive-circus-classical music-dance party-piece (it’s hard to define but amazingly fun) “AcousticaElectronica” is returning to A.R.T. Oberon in 2018 and then coming to New York for a run as well. So I’ll be playing the role of Carmen in “AcousticaElectronica” in both cities next year.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
I was at the opening night of “Junk” at Lincoln Center! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The plot was really engaging and I thought the performances were great. I recommend!
Any advice for your peers?
I can’t say enough how much creating a show, telling my story, has empowered me. I share things in this show that, when I was writing it, I honestly didn’t want people to know. But thanks to encouragement from my collaborators I do share, and in taking ownership of it all, I changed my life. When you tell your story, you get to spin the narrative however you want! Also as an performer, your career can sometimes feel like it’s up to other people: casting directors, agents, directors, so many people have to green light you so you can do your work! But creating your own work really puts you back in the driver’s seat.
Sarah Naughton is a singer, actress, and Audie-nominated audiobook narrator living in New York. Some favorite credits include: New York Theater: Death Comes for the War Poets (The Sheen Center) Romeo and Juliet (Lincoln Center – Clark Studio Theater), Diamond Alice (Roundabout Underground), and Summer and Smoke (Access Theatre). Regional Theater: Mame (Human Race Theater Co), AcousticaElectronica (A.R.T. Oberon), and Meet Me In St. Louis (Mt. Gretna Playhouse). Sarah has narrated over 70 audiobooks which are all available on audible.com. Additionally, Sarah is a comedy veteran and has performed stand-up on ABC’s The View as well as at major NYC venues such as New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, and The PIT. Sarah is also a member an immersive dance theater company called toUch performance art and she works as a supporting artist for CO/LAB theater group, a non-profit organization that has been providing individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts since 2011. Sarah holds a BFA from NYU Tisch and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
Dates: Saturday, December 2nd at 9:30pm
Venue: Feinstein’s/54Below at 254 W. 54th Street