Sarah Matczak Ploskina received her M.F. A. in Applied Theatre and Theatre Education from Emerson College in 2020. From 2013 to 2018, she served as Chair of the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance at St. George’s School, where she taught courses in acting, improvisation, playwriting, and dramatic literature. At St. George’s School, she created the Student Devised Performance Project, through which she facilitated the development of original plays and musicals from a variety of student-centered playmaking methods. Prior to her appointment at St. George’s, she served as a teaching artist and director with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, the Living Theatre, the CUNY Creative Arts Team, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. In 2016, Sarah received the Sister Anne Keefe Award for Creativity and Social Justice for her work with Providence CityArts for Youth. She has been a guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design, a curriculum and instruction consultant at the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, and an adjunct professor of Theatre for Young Audiences at Manhattanville College. At Emerson, Sarah teaches courses in Theatre Education.