About

 

I have been teaching theater games and Improv in Seattle since 2004. It is a joy for me, and I look forward to teaching for many years to come.

I have Facilitated for Organizations such as: Gates Foundation, Warriors in Pink, Virginia Mason, and  Bellevue Christian Schools

Here are some ways I could help you or your organization.

  • Teaching Teachers how to use Improv and Theater games in the classroom
  • Residencies in your school to supplement your drama program.
  • Teaching an 8 or 12 week series of weekly classes at your school or co-op.
  • Being a guest speaker for your event.
  • Guiding your professional team toward a greater sense of creativity, community, listening, teamwork, and productivity.
  • And many more!

What people are saying about me…

I just wanted to thank you for a really good session.  I just finished doing it again, and it worked well.  I love getting ideas and strategies from you.

I just wanted to send you a follow up email letting you know what a privilege it was for me to have so many sessions with you.  I absolutely loved the final games you taught us and they worked perfectly with my really difficult class, so that was great.  I have so many new things to use with kids thanks to you.  I hope you feel your time was valued because I appreciate you so much!

Lisa Kraus Morford, Chinook Middle School

Sara – you were an AMAZING addition to the camp. Your sound presence, fun and engaging games (that the kids actually paid attention to and liked!), and caring spirit was so helpful and contributed a ton to the camp.  Thanks for helping add structure and safety to the camp, and for taking on tasks as needed.  You are the best!!!  Thank you so much!

Tiffany Swanson, Anything Is Possible Camp Coordinator and member of Unexpected Productions

On behalf of all the teachers, parents and student Speech Ambassadors who attended Tuesday’s Spotlight on Speech Celebration, thank you for your lively, engaging, and informative presentation. I heard nothing but praise from adults and students. A parent, who has attended five of these celebrations, commented it was the “best ever”.

You quickly put the students at ease, set the expectations and managed to get all the children on stage in an orderly fashion.  It was exciting to see the students listening to each other, working as a team, being creative, and taking risks. I liked your “I failed” exercise and message. Embracing risk of failure is important to all aspects of life because it is evidence of trying; it is particularly key to endeavors where we are putting ourselves “out there”, like public speaking.

Again, thank you for making our morning educational and fun!

Kristina Valantine, Enrichment teacher, Bellevue Christian School

We absolutely LOVED having you in class!  This was the best residency we’ve had. I loved the variety of activities you had for us every day.  I hope you can come back next year.

Melissa Deutch, Samammish High School

Dear Sara,

I would like to thank you for helping us with our writing in creative writing. For me, I know that I got a lot of help from your lessons and games. My favorite game you shared with us was when we had to press the fake button and say things from a place from the suggestions the audience gave us. I liked the game because it helped me realize that there are so many things in the world, especially in stores, the beach, anything. It really helped me.

So again, I would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into this for us. You’re a very good teacher, and very funny and nice to be around.

Thank you very much,

Paisley Wells , CHOICE ACADEMY

P.S. If you would like to put this on your website, you can.

Sara is an intuitive, natural teacher, who can inspire students to free their imaginations and perform with increased confidence. Sara has taught my  creative writing class improvisation, encouraging them to imagine detailed characters and settings.  They love her visits.

Kay Greenberg, CHOICE Academy