I have taught both in traditional and non-traditional settings. From High School classrooms to facilitating on ropes courses to privately coaching acting students as well as working as a standardized patient to help prepare medical students to work with patients. I have taught in some fashion since 2002.
I believe in creating imaginative and experiential learning environments that provide a way for students to learn and make discoveries themselves.
The Warren Oates Student Merit Award for, “outstanding contributions to the theatre program and for the promise of making significant contributions to the artistic community.” for my graduate work at the University of Louisville. Winner of Best Acting Ensemble with the cast from Mind Over Manners (2014) for the Cleveland 48 Hour Horror Project with Maple Films. Winner of Best Supporting Actress for the Cleveland 48HR Film Project for the role of Lisa in Undue Process (2013) a Maple Films project. Nominated for Best Actress for the Cleveland 48 HR film project, Abroad (2012) a Maple Films project. Winner of Best Actress for the Cleveland 48 HR Film Project, Transistor (2011) a Maple Films project.
I was homeschooled through middle school and then attended a private school for high school. I went on to get a BA in English Education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and an MFA in performance from the University of Louisville in KY.
Sarah Carleton is an actress and creator living in Western, PA. In 2009 she completed an MFA degree in performance from the University of Louisville, with a focus on Shakespeare, movement, and multicultural theater, including studying in the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program. For her graduate work she was awarded The Warren Oates Student Merit Award for, “outstanding contributions to the theatre program and for the promise of making significant contributions to the artistic community.” Her work in film has been awarded Best Actress for her role in Maple Film's short film Transistor created for the Cleveland 48HR Film Project in 2011, Best Supporting Actress for her role in Undue Process for the 2013 Cleveland 48HR Film Project, and Best Acting Ensemble with the cast of Mind Over Manners for the 2014 Cleveland 48 HR Horror Film Project. In collaboration with Soprano, Lara Lynn Cottrill-McGill, Sarah co-created and co-produced three performance pieces for their performance company Amiche. Shakespeare's Women, a showcase of Shakespeare's famous female characters edited and compiled by Sarah with musical selections chosen by Lara, Song of Songs, an adaption of Song of Solomon by Sarah with musical selections chosen by Lara, and The Heart of Shahrazad an original performance piece written by Sarah with music composed by Eliane Aberdam. Through social media platforms Sarah worked for the 2015 STORYgathering where she was part of the creative team that created a pre-conference interactive story for the attendees. Through vlog like videos and written responses in character, Sarah helped co-create an on-line experiences for conference attendees. Sarah continues to pursue projects that create unexpected collaborations and tell stories that provide bridges for people to connect across artistic mediums and different cultural backgrounds.