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 Founder, Artistic Director Emeritus

Sara BettsSara was the founding Artistic Director of Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company (now SVS). She received her B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington, after which she attended the acting school at Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and received an M.F.A. in Theatre Education from Boston University with a focus on Acting and Ensemble Creation. She directed SVS’s productions of Twelfth Night (1999) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2001), and resides in Washington.