I am a Scenic Artist, Scenic Designer, Muralist, and Painter. Originally from Southern Utah, I relocated and currently work in Chicago— telling stories through art and design.
Sarah has been working as a Scenic Artist and Scenic Designer in Chicago for the past 14 years. She has been working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the past 8 years as the Assistant Charge Scenic Artist and served as the Charge Scenic Artist for 7 of Steppenwolf’s productions during that time. Sarah worked at Lookingglass Theatre Company for 6 years and was the Charge Scenic Artist for the last 3 of those years.. Sarah is originally from Utah and studied at Southern Utah University. While her focus had always been in the visual arts, she made her way into theatre, focusing on Technical Theatre with a minor in Illustration. While attending, she worked as a Scenic Artist for The Utah Shakespearean Festival for 4 seasons. In 2009, she relocated to Chicago and has painted for Northwestern University, Timeline Theatre, Chicago Scenic Studios, American Theatre Co, and Crosstown Scenic among others.
She periodically does commissioned murals and faux finishing for residential and commercial clients. She has worked a handful of private events as an Artistic Assistant, providing support to exhibiting artists. In 2022 she had the opportunity to design and paint a 25′ circular mural for a large private event which was positioned on the ground in front of the headliner stage. In 2016, she traveled to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN to help assist the designer during the install of It’s a Wonderful Life. For 4 years, Sarah has traveled to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO in the fall to assist in the restoration of the set for their annual production of A Dickens Christmas Carol. Throughout her career she has focused on long term investments in theatre companies she values, alongside the continued pursuit of varied freelance opportunities. She loves working with designers and the technical direction team. She loves leading a crew and helping other artists develop their skills.
Sarah has designed for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Lifeline Theatre, Big Noise Theatre, The Factory Theatre, The Wilmette Children’s Theatre, Mudlark Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, and The Jewish Community Center- Mayer Kaplan. In 2022, her design for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble‘s production of Naperville received a Jeff Award Nomination – Equity Wing. Her design work can be viewed HERE