Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, Director
Sally Wood is a professional director, actor, and fight choreographer. She received her BA in Theater from Rollins College and her MFA in Performance from the University of Tennessee. She has trained with Circle in the Square Theater school in New York and internationally with TransARTlantica.
Locally, Sally has directed for Portland Stage Company, Theater at Monmouth, AIRE, and The Fenix Theater Company, where she is also a founding member. In addition to an active career as a director, she has choreographed fights for more than 20 productions. Sally spent ten years as a company member at the Theater at Monmouth, including six years as Artistic Director. She believes her particular specialties are Shakespeare and teaching people to beat each other up.
Recently, Sally had the great pleasure of working with some living, breathing playwrights, directing four world premieres in the last five years: Last Gas, and Love/Sick by John Cariani, Tom Coash’s Veils (recently named Winner of the 2015 American Theatre Critics Association’s “M. Elizabeth Osborn Award”) and in April 2014, Monica Wood’s Papermaker.