Sarah Jane Hardy
Sarah Jane Hardy is the Artistic Director for Northwest Children’s Theater in Portland. Recently, Sarah Jane directed Mary Poppins which received seven Drammy Awards including Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreographer and Best Production of a Musical; and six Portland Area Musical Theater Awards including Outstanding Director and Outstanding Production. Other recent NWCT directing and choreographing credits include the world premieres of The Tail of Sleeping Beauty with Puppets!, Sherlock Holmes, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, El Zorrito, Rapunzel Uncut, Snow White, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Alice in Wonderland and Hansel and Gretel; as well as Elephant & Piggie’s “We’re in a Play” James and the Giant Peach, Seussical (2005/2012), Willy Wonka, Go, Dog. Go!, Annie, Narnia (2010, 2004), Goodnight Moon, The Wizard of Oz, The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet, Crazy for You, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and more. Other Portland work includes directing The Lesser Magoo for defunkt theatre (for which she received a Drammy) and The Secret Garden for Staged! As a 2017 recipient of Theater for Young Audience’s Ann Shaw Fellowship, Sarah Jane traveled to Indonesia to study under Balinese shadow puppet master I Made Sadia.