Sarah Peters Gonzalez



Sarah Peters Gonzalez is a performer and director whose creative practice includes theatre-making, education, music, and participatory workshops, all of which are woven with threads of community engagement, comedy, and a quest to make it more possible for people of any background to express themselves through artistic means. She is a person who loves family, neurodiversity, and composting. 

Her career goals are to create accessible artistic processes, respond to critical feedback, and tend to the well-being of collaborative creative teams. Whether in the rehearsal room, classroom, or workshop space, her approach fosters connections through the body, mind, and spirit. 

She holds a BFA in theatre from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, an MFA in theatre from Dell’Arte International, and a certificate in Social Emotional Arts from UCLArts & Healing.

Sarah also serves as the director of the Arcata Playhouse Artists In Schools program. Previously she was director, coordinator and teaching artist with Create Humboldt and North Coast Arts Integration project, which were multi-year local professional development projects focused on integrating the arts into elementary school teachers' core curriculum. As a Regional Coach for Turnaround Arts: CA, she supported the South Bay school district as it implemented whole-school strategies in the arts, and co-designed a statewide teacher training that used performing arts to explore the intersection of social justice and social emotional learning.

She would not be here today without these artists and mentors: Dionna Ndlovu who is an art spirit joy accountability mentor inspiration; Kristin Sobilo and Mimi Dojka, who invited her to join the North Coast Arts Integration Project; Ann Alter who first gave her the chance to teach at Cal Poly Humboldt; Jackie Dandeneau who kept having her back to write and direct at the Arcata Playhouse; and Joan Schirle, Ronlin Foreman and Stephanie Thompson who welcomed her as school administrator and instructor at Dell’Arte.

There have been many collaborators with whom she has created funny amazing things, such as the comedy drag act Boys Night Out with Hannah Butson and Marguerite Boissonnault, the galactic rap duo Vagsicle with Janessa Johnsrude, which performed at Club Triangle and the Austin International Drag Festival, and The Mysterious Magical Brandishers of Magic clown trio with James Peck and Pratik Motwani, which performed in the Edmonton Play the Fool Festival and the New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Other performance and directing credits: Teatro Milagro (Corrido Calavera, Viva Don Juan), Well Arts Institute (Jump at the Sun), Anon It Moves (The Fifth). Original Practice Shakespeare Fest (Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Macbeth) Post5 Theatre (Speare Carriers, No One Likes Scrooge), Bond Street Theater (A Kite’s Tale - India tour), Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs SoCal (Professor Bodywise, Zip’s Great Day), TIgerLion Works (The Buddha Prince), BoarsHead Theatre (The Woman in Black, Shakespeare’s Clowns


Sarah Peters Gonzalez smiling in front of a tree.
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