Sarah Palay

MA '16

Sarah Palay

Sarah Palay is a recent a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (summa cum laude) who comes to Performance Studies with a background in acting, English literature, and performance theory. As part of her undergraduate honors thesis, Sarah staged various drafts of Samuel Beckett’s short work, PLAY, in order to assess performance variability amongst Beckett’s typescripts. In addition to her interest in archival productions, Sarah specializes in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed and has spent the past two years teaching and researching Boal’s technique.


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts - Drama & English Literature

St. Louis, Missouri

Awards Received

2013    John G. Jutkowitz Research Grant (Washington University)


2014    Performing Arts Department Prize for Outstanding Artistic Work (Washington University)