Sarah Meister

Thesis Advisor & Writing Support Coach

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Sarah Meister ('20) (she/they) is currently a full time lecturer in CUNY John Jay College's Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and an adjunct faculty member in CUNY SPS' MA in Applied Theatre (MAAT). She was the 2022 recipient of AATE's Distinguished Thesis Award for her MAAT thesis “Speaking Back and Imagining Forward: Using Applied Theatre to Instigate Dialogue in Museums.” Sarah has worked as a theatermaker and facilitator with CAT Youth Theatre, Educational Alliance, The Defrost Project, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Wonderlust Productions, and Cornerstone Theater Company. Sarah has held many roles within the MAAT, including Program Assistant (2019-2022), Interim Assistant Director (2022), Thesis Reader (2021-), Thesis Advisor (2022-), Independent Study Advisor (2022-), and Writing Support Coach (2022-).

Recent News

CUNY SPS Alum Sarah Meister and Helio Sepulveda Zornosa at 2022 Commencement

Two Alum from Applied Theatre Master's Win Theatre and Education Thesis Award

September 16, 2022

In an unusual move, the American Alliance for Theatre & Education awarded both Sarah Meister and Helio Sepulveda Zornosa its 2022 Distinguished Thesis Award.

Students Performing at 2022 TIE Festival

Applied Theatre Program Hosts Interactive Learning Festival

July 06, 2022

Students from the Master's in Applied Theatre program performed six projects at this year's Theatre in Education Festival.