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Sarah Byrons

linkedin.com/in/sarahbyrons
sarahcbyrons@gmail.com

 

Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory

Creative Producer | 2018-Present

  • Meet regularly with the Founding Artistic Director to plan and execute fundraising events as well as seasonal programming

  • Publicly represent the organization and invite community participation by running potlucks and bi-weekly acting and playwriting workshops, both virtual and in person

  • Liaise with local organizations, such as the Dramatists Guild and fellow theatre companies, to organize special events prioritizing community outreach and engagement

  • Manage and maintain company website

  • Assist with communications efforts; drafting weekly newsletters, aiding in the management of company social media accounts, and connecting and meeting with new or potential community members and collaborators

  • Play an active role in the production of new work, as produced by the Lab; production roles include writing, dramaturgy, directing, design, and performance.

  • Additional responsibilities, as needed

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Assistant Box Office Manager | 2019-Present

Box Office Attendant | 2018-2019

 

  • Handle the processing and fulfillment of ticketing requests made in-person, by phone, or online using Spektrix ticketing software

  • Remain knowledgeable and accurately informed on all aspects of productions and special events, regularly collecting and sharing patron feedback with administrative and production staff

  • Maintain accurate database of event patrons and members, updating and modifying records as necessary

  • Maintain and edit employee Policies and Procedures handbook

  • Carry out pre-show will call operations

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Teaching Artist | 2019-Present (Seasonal)

  • Conduct workshops designed to utilize games and acting techniques to deepen middle and high school students' understanding of Shakespeare's texts

  • Devise and implement curriculum for 1-5 week residencies within public schools, catering to the goals of each teacher

  • Prepare West Point Cadets for annual Shakespeare monologue competition

 

Atlantic Records

Independent Production Assistant | 2018

  • Clara Mae “Sorry for Writing All the Songs About You” Music Video

  • Assist in the designing, building, and maintaining of music video sets, to best reflect the visions of director and artist

  • Ensure the timely striking and removal of sets upon completion of shoot

 

PEP Productions

Assistant to the Producer | 2012-2017

  • Aid in the management of a new and developing theatre company, working closely with the producer/director to provide the community with ensemble-based, experimental performances

  • Manage the front of house, including sales and ticketing, creation and distribution of marketing materials, and purchasing of concessions

  • Assist in the execution of design for productions, including the building and striking of sets, props, and costumes

  • Assist in teaching classes and introductory workshops geared towards training inexperienced young actors

Work Experience

 

Microsoft Office and Google Drive

CPR and First Aid Certified

Writing and Editing

Customer Service

Visual Art & Graphic Design

Creative Problem Solving

Education / Skills

BFA in Theatre, May 2017


New York University
Tisch School of the Arts

New York, NY

Playwriting in London (Study Abroad)

GPA: 3.6

University Honors Scholar

Founder’s Day Award recipient

 
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