Sarah Shin (she/her/hers) is a 1.5 generation Korean American theatre artist originating from the small town of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. 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. 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 a performer/director/producer/musician/creator/arts leader currently in virtual residence at Asian American Arts Alliance.
Sarah recently directed A Very Herrera Holiday at New Repertory Theatre, ZAPI Artists’ This is the Hour: Under Our Own Pen, & The First Pineapple and Other Folktales by Micah Rosegrant presented by Central Square Theater at Starlight Square. She also took part in other projects such as Endlings by Celine Song, Amputees by Quentin Nguyen-Duy, Something Else: A Love Cycle, and My H8 Letter 2 the Gr8 American Theatre by Diana Oh. She cherishes her collaborative friendships with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Huntington Theatre Co., Front Porch Arts Collective, Company One Theatre, Nora Theatre Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, MIT Theatre Arts, Brandeis University, Musical Theatre Factory, MCC Theater, Women’s Theatre Festival, Pao Arts Center, and Asian American Playwrights Collective. She co-founded Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB) to empower and connect Asian American student and working artists in Boston, is on the steering committee of API Arts Network, and serves as a Board Member for StageSource. She’s passionate about more diverse representation, community and family, music, and spreading love in all ways possible. BFA Theatre Arts Boston University.
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.