DIRECTOR / ACTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER / TEACHING ARTIST
SARA GUERRERO, a Southern California native, is a professional versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share, and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community. A CalArts alum, she has been recognized as one of the “People to Watch” by American Theatre Magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director” and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY. As the founding artistic director of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, an award-winning, Santa Ana-based group, she and the ensemble are part of the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM of Grand Central Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Ca., where they serve as an incubator for underrepresented voices in theater by providing programming and guidance in the art of storytelling.
Guerrero is a longtime teaching artist for South Coast Repertory, and has worked with Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Center Theatre Group, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Long Beach, Musco Center, Brown Bag Theatre of UC Irvine, Educational Outreach Program of Los Angeles, Fringe Benefits, and many more. Previously, she served as the community engagement director for South Coast Repertory's Dialogue/Diálogos Project (two-year community theatre-making project) and was producing associate to the project’s production, El Largo Camino de Hoy / The Long Road Today by José Cruz González.
Her directing credits include: The Festival for the Dead, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Policarpa, TalkBack Theatre; She Kills Monsters, The Playhouse, CSU of Los Angeles; Guadalupe in the Guest Room, Creede Repertory Theatre, Colorado; The Madres, (A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere), Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles; Rosado, John Lion New Plays Festival, CSU of Los Angeles; Fabulous Monsters, Latinx New Plays Festival of San Diego Repertory; Angel of the Desert, South Coast Repertory; Real Women Have Curves, Costa Mesa Playhouse; and holds an extensive list of additional credits and works with other major institutes, organizations, universities, schools, and communities.
Most recently, Guerrero wrote and directed, in collaboration with journalist - Gustavo Arellano, and conductor - Greg Flores, the play, “Canto de Anaheim. ” The project combined story, the symphony, and new and traditional music; to highlight the Latinx histories and experiences of Anaheim, Ca.; all presented by Pacific Symphony.
This coming winter she will be joining the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, “Home of the Sooners,” to guest direct, Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca.