University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

Faculty - Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton, Associate Professor and Resident Director

  • MFA, Catholic University of America
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Acting, Movement & Resident Director

Contact Information
Email: Sarah
Phone: 802-656-0088

Office: Room 302, Royall Tyler Theatre

Office Hours: Sabbatical Fall 2015

Sarah E. Carleton has worked in the field of professional theater, as actor, teacher, and director, since receiving her M.F.A. in Acting from Catholic University of America in 1985. She has been a member of Actor’s Equity since 1983 with professional credits including lead roles in New York, Regional, and National Tours, with favorites being Dinner with Friends, The Importance of Being Ernest, Much Ado About Nothing, Blithe Spirit, Always…Patsy Cline, Lend Me a Tenor, Crimes of the Heart, A Phoenix Too Frequent, The Belle of Amherst, The Dining Room, A Christmas Carol, Taking Steps, The Mousetrap, Echoes for a Wooden O, Prelude to a Kiss, The Bald Soprano, A Balancing Act, and The Taming of the Shrew (directed by Maurice Daniels of the Royal Shakespeare Company). Sarah has had the distinguished opportunity to study physical theater at the Celebration Barn Theater with Tony Montanaro, a former student of Marcel Marceau, Davis Robinson, and Mark Olsen. She has also studied at the DellArte’ School of Physical theater in Blue Lake California.

Sarah is a certified actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and has served as fight director/movement coach on productions at UVM, St. Michael’s Playhouse, and Vermont Stage Company. She has directed productions at St. Michael’s Playhouse, The Academy of Performing Arts, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznan, Poland, Seton Hall University, and a special theatrical presentation for the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C. Teaching credits include Kean College, Adam Mickewicz University, and Seton Hall University. While earning her M.F.A. at Catholic University, Sarah as recipient of the G. V. Hartke Award for Best Actress and was additionally awarded a Young Artist Grant for outstanding service to the performing arts. She has also done television, film, commercial, and voice–overs. Sarah is the co-founder of Foxhill Stage, a theatrical production partnership, and a member of the Association of Theater Movement Educators, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.