Sarah Meister

Thesis Advisor & Writing Support Coach

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​​​​​​Sarah ('20) (she/they) is an applied theatre practitioner whose work spans a range of populations and subjects. With other MAAT alums, Sarah founded The Defrost Project, an artist collective that uses place-based theatre to celebrate and interrogate local issues in rural communities. She has worked as a theatermaker and facilitator with Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Wonderlust Productions, Cornerstone Theater Company and The Public Theater, and as an apprentice with the CAT Youth Theatre. Outside of applied theatre work, Sarah has been an arts administrator, college access counselor, writing teacher, and worked in state and local government. Sarah has served as Program Assistant for the MAAT program since 2019, and as a Writing Support Coach since 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.