SARA GMITTER

SARA GMITTER

Artistic Associate

Since 2004

Sara Gmitter began her career at Lookingglass as an Assistant Stage Manager for The Idiot. She subsequently stage managed 42 productions and workshops for the company including multiple iterations of Lookingglass Alice. She counts 20 world premieres among the shows she helped to shepherd from first rehearsal to closing night. She has also served the company as a teaching artist, writer, and director for the Lookingglass Young Ensemble (Waging Peace, Mending the Peace). In 2014 she made her main stage debut as a playwright with In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story (Jeff Award Nomination for Best New Work). Previous playwriting credits include: Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy (New Suit Theatre Company), co-written with Jason Burkett, adapted from the film by Dr. Randy Olson; and A Long Fatal Love Chase (Powerhouse Theatre Company) adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Her short story, Harold has been heard on WBEZ’s Stories On.

She earned a B.A. in Theatre from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in Peace Education from the UN mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She currently serves as Program Assistant for Girls Inc. of Santa Fe and is also the co-clerk of the American Friends Service Committee’s Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group.

This first play by Sara Gmitter was a lovely, beautifully played and designed meditation on evolution and faith that also managed to find a deeply thoughtful middle ground in what might well have been a shrill, one-sided argument.

– Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

ARTIST MEDIA

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS


    STAGE MANAGEMENT
    Chicago:

    • Goodman Theatre
    • About Face Theatre
    • Victory Gardens Theater

    WRITING
    Chicago:

    • Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy (New Suit Theatre Company)
  • AWARDS

    • Jeff Award Nomination for Best New Work for In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story