Sash Bischoff is a freelance director based in New York who specializes in the development of new plays, musicals, and plays with music. Sash creates theater that is heightened and theatrical, while also rooted in specificity and emotional truth. Sash strives to create work that engages and calls upon an audience's imagination. Her work typically has an actor-driven, minimalist aesthetic, stripped down to what is essential in the telling of the story.
Sash's most recent work includes James Presson's Long Division at Portland Center Stage, Stephanie Del Rosso's Flee at New York Stage and Film and Naked Angels, Amina Henry's White Party with Clubbed Thumb, Michael Mitnick's Babs the Dodo at Williamstown, and Nick Gandiello's Swept, also at Williamstown.
Up next, Sash will be the Resident Director of the Broadway production of The Visit in China (originally directed by John Doyle). She will also direct Nick Gandiello's How the Moon Would Talk with Keen Company, James Presson's Fuck Marry Kill with Less Than Rent, Kristin Slaney's Un-Utero with Columbia's MFA Program, a new play by Susan Stanton with The Civilians, Top Girls at NYU/Stella Adler, The Box Show with Radd Theatre Company, and CONVOS and The Box Show, both at Dixon Place. She will associate direct the international tour of Shrek! The Musical, and will assistant direct The Gabriels at The Public Theater.
Sash has directed at theaters such as Portland Center Stage, Williamstown, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, Chautauqua Theater Company, and many others. She has worked on Broadway and Off, assisting directors John Doyle, Jack O'Brien, John Rando, Rob Ashford, Jo Bonney, Davis McCallum, Anne Kauffman, Richard Nelson, Carolyn Cantor, Matt August, Stephen Sposito, Jaime Castaneda, Tracy Bersley, Jackson Gay, Hal Brooks, Karen Kohlhaas, Andrew Borba, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, and Ethan Heard.
Sash is a member of The Civilians R&D Group, a member of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and was the 2011 SDC Traube Fellow. Education: BA, Princeton University.