Sara Lyons is a Los Angeles-based director who seeks to explode form and politic in critically embodied, interdisciplinary new theater and performance works. Working frequently in adaptation, social practice and new media, Lyons’ work has been presented nationally and internationally by Los Angeles Performance Practice, CultureHubLA, OUTsider, SFX Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, HERE Arts Center, LaMaMa, Edinburgh Fringe, and more.
Current projects include I’m Very Into You, an original adaptation of the published 1995 email correspondence by feminist literary legend Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark. Called “worth keeping an eye out for” by American Theatre magazine, I’m Very Into You is an ongoing queer archival performance project engaging local queer and feminist artists. It has been presented by The Wattis Institute, Los Angeles Performance Practice and OUTsider.
Lyons holds an M.F.A. in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and is an alum of the Hemispheric Institute’s EMERGENYC program for artists working at the intersection of performance and politics at NYU. Lyons is a features writer with ContemporaryPerformance.com.