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© Sarah Tan 2017-2019

THEATER | performance

Between Two Worlds

March 22, 2019

Directed Dancia Rosengren (DogEar Productions)

Commissioned by the City of Tempe

Scudder Park West, Tempe, AZ

Produced by DogEar Productions, Between Two Worlds is a new adaptation of the Persephone myth, for it's Arizona premiere on March 22, 2019 in Scudder Park. The team worked with elementary, high school and adult artists to create a production specific to Tempe residents. The performance was performed as part of an Arts in the Park festival as an immersive promenade piece. It reached about 700 children in total. All ensemble members collaborated with the director, Danica Rosengren, on the devising of scenes and creation of physical movement and music. 

Performed role: Seph (Persephone)

Photo credits: Dragonfly Studio Photography and City of Tempe

Tangled Mess

March 1-2, 2019

Created in collaboration with the ensemble 

Directed Molly W. Schenck (Grey Box Collective)

The Artist Box, Tempe, AZ

Produced under Grey Box Collective, Tangled Mess was a devised theatre-dance ensemble generated work that explored the tangled messes we have within ourselves. How did out intersectional identities become entangled? How does it sit in our body and how do we get out of it? 

Performed role: Ensemble member

Photo credits: Chris Weiss and Molly W. Schenck

Trade Trade Love

October 12-14 and 18-21, 2019

Written by Yi-Hsuan Tseng (MFA graduate in Playwriting, ASU)

Directed Katie Farrell 

Lyceum Theatre, Tempe, AZ

Performed role: Pregnant Woman B

Photo credits: Tim Trumble and Kayla Dewees 

It's Not that Simple

April 6, 7, 14, 21, and 27, 2018

Created in collaboration with the ensemble 

Directed Molly W. Schenck (Grey Box Collective)

Various locations in the valley, AZ

Produced under Grey Box Collective, this devised theatre-dance piece explored rape culture, sexual violence, and the narratives around it in the past and in the wake of the #MeToo movement. This was the fourth rendition of this work directed by Molly Schenck (Dance MFA, Arizona State University). The piece looked into how we got into this mess and how healing emerges or looks like for all who are caught up in rape culture in the US and around the world. 

Performed role: Ensemble member

Photo credits: Molly Schenck and Gerard Tan

Luna City

March 17 - 18, 2018

Produced in partnership with the School of Future Innovation in Society, ASU

Directed by Phil Weaver-Stoez

Galvin Playhouse, Tempe, AZ ​

Luna City was presented as part of Arizona State University's Emerge Festival. Created for family audiences, this immersive theatrical experience gave audiences an experience of what it would look like if we lived on the Moon. Set design and world building were based on actual research on the feasibility of human life on the moon as conducted by the School of the Future of Innovation in Society.

Performed role: Isla

Photo credit: Eliza Robinson

Pinocchio-chan

May 15, 23 and June 16, 2017

Adapted by Kathy Welch based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Directed by Kathy Welch (GreenT Productions)

St. Paul public libraries, St. Paul, MN (May performances)

Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, WI (June performance)

Performed role: Pinocchio-chan

A Thousand Cranes

Mar 1-29 and Apr 6-14, 2017 

Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller based on the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Directed by Kathy Welch (GreenT Productions)

Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, WI (March performances)

Dreamland Arts, St. Paul, MN (April performances)

Performed role: Sadako Sasaki

Photo credit: Rick Coleman 

Tales of Rashomon

May 5-15, 2016

Adapted by Kathy Welch from the short stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Directed by Kathy Welch (GreenT Productions)

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Performed role: Wife

Photo credit: Lindey Weber and Mary Ann Kelling

Perpetrators

Apr 8-9, 2016

Directed and produced by Sarah Tan

Created in collaboration with Nathan Bern, Nora Katz, Stu Lourey and Patton Small

Presented as Sarah's Theater Arts Senior Comprehensive Project

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Perpetrators sought to explore how the concept of stealing took place, first of all in art but then also in our lives. Using multimedia, live performance and personal stories, Sarah worked with the ensemble to piece together Perpetrators which revealed the joys, the pains and ambiguities of stealing and being stolen from.

Awarded a Distinction for the Theater Arts Major

Photo credit: Thomas Hiura

Tartuffe

Oct 29-Nov 8, 2015

By Moliere

Directed by Roger Bechtel

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Performed role: Cleante

Photo credit: Jenn Rathsack

The Three Sisters

Apr 30-May10, 2015

By Anton Chekhov

Directed by Roger Bechtel

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Performed role: Irina

Photo credit: Kate Abram and Mary Ann Kelling

Skyarks: The Jukebox Recital

Mar 9-10, 2015

By Nora Katz for her Junior voice recital

Directed by Nora Katz

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Performed role: Fritzi

Photo credit: Agnes Tse

for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Apr 11-13, 2013

By Ntozake Shange

Directed by Jessica Morrison 

Presented as Jessica's Theater Arts Senior Comprehensive Project

Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield, MN

Performed role: Lady in Green

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