Sarah Benson has been the Artistic Director of Soho Rep since 2007. Previously at the A.R.T.: Sophocles’ Ajax. New York credits include: David Adjmi’s Elective Affinities (site-specific); Gregory Moss’ Orange, Hat & Grace (Soho Rep); Polly Stenham’s That Face (Manhattan Theatre Club); Sarah Kane’s Blasted (Soho Rep) for which Benson received a Drama Desk nomination and OBIE Award. Other credits include: Gregory Moss’ House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C.). She has also worked on new plays at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, New York Stage & Film and New Dramatists. Upcoming: World premiere of Richard Maxwell’s Samara. At Soho Rep, Benson has commissioned and produced work by artists including David Adjmi, Annie Baker, Dan LeFranc, Thomas Bradshaw, Cynthia Hopkins, Jomama Jones, Young Jean Lee, John Jesurun, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma and Anne Washburn. This work has been recognized with six OBIE Awards, three Drama Desk nominations and The New York Times Outstanding Playwriting Award. Benson moved to New York from London on a Fulbright for Theatre Direction. She is editing the upcoming anthology: The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays (summer 2012).
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