Sarah Hamiliton

Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.F.A., Southern Methodist University; M.F.A., University of Iowa

Tennessee Williams Center 013/ (931)598-1226


Sarah Lacy Hamilton (she/her) is a director specializing in actor-driven productions of new and contemporary plays that foreground the human condition and highlight the experiences of underrepresented communities. Past directing credits include In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl, Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Sweat by Lynn Nottage, and HIR by Taylor Mac. Hamilton has also directed a variety of new plays by members of the prestigious Iowa Playwrights Workshop, including C. Meaker’s Nothing But Days, Eric Marlin’s Blackberry: A Burial, and S.P. O’Brien’s PALANQUIN. Hamilton has trained in intimacy choreography and consent-based practices with Intimacy Directors International and Theatrical Intimacy Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Sewanee, Hamilton served as a Visiting Guest Faculty member at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and an Adjunct Faculty member at Pellissippi State Community College. MFA, University of Iowa. BFA, Southern Methodist University. Associate Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.