Writer, director, choreographer and performer Sandra Hughes creates original theatre performances with drama, dance, mime, music and masks for the stage and television. Productions of her work have toured to 34 states in the U.S. and 13 other countries. Plays written by Sandra have been performed in Denmark, Northern Ireland, Scotland and throughout the United States. Sandra's training and background include playwrighting with Mark Medoff, August Wilson and Maria Irene Fornes, acting at Stella Adler Acting Studio in NYC, mime with Marcel Marceau and theatre studies at Ohio University. Sandra has taught acting, contemporary performance and mime for the theatre departments at Lake Erie College, Antioch College and the University of Akron. She’s currently a Performing, Residency and Teaching Artist for Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and an Artist in Residence and Touring Artist for the Georgia Council for the Arts. Sandra is the Producing Artistic Director of Gateway Performance Productions.
Awards and Honors:
American Film Institute: Video Festival, Showcase, Los Angeles, Nomination for the Robert Bennett Award, Bring Me Yellow Flowers, Writer, Director, Choreographer.
Ford Foundation: Grant Awards (3), Professional Development, through Alternate ROOTS.
Public Television: National Distribution, Regional EMMY, “Outstanding Entertainment Program of Year”, Mime Dreaming, Writer.
Theatre Research Institute: Ohio State University (not her alma mater), The Sandra L. Hughes Theatre Collection, Sandra’s Professional Theatre Career, Playwright, Performer, Director, Choreographer, Mime Artist, Documented in video, audio, writing, photographs and media coverage.
Public Radio: WABE: Fulton County Arts Council, Grand Award, The Final Draft (radio play), Playwright.
South Arts: Southernartistry Award, “Outstanding Southern Artist”, Literature and Theatre.
Border Book Playwrighting Contest: 1st Place with Full Production, Frida – Diego and Me”, Playwright.
Thanks ever so much for "The Miracle." It was a gem, as I knew it would be. Exquisitely designed, staged and performed. You are, as Lori Teague and I agreed, a kind of genius and I am happy that we were able to feature your work in the Celtic Christmas Concert.
Dr. James W. Flannery,
Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities
Director, W.B. Yeats FoundationEmory University, Atlanta