Sara Lipinski Chambers

Courses Taught :

  • Directing
  • Advanced Directing
  • Acting and Directing for Film
  • Playwriting
  • Script Analysis
  • The London Theatre Experience

Institutions/Professional Companies with which Ms. Chambers has worked:

Ms. Lipinski Chambers holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to Bowling Green State University, she taught at St. Lawrence University and Southern Illinois University.

For Bowling Green State University, Ms. Lipinski Chambers has directed The Harvest, Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties, You Got Older, A Bright New Boise, The Amateurs, The Language Archive, Amazons and Their Men, The Penelopiad, A Perfect Wedding, Clybourne Park, Night of The Living Dead, Abundance, Eurydice, Summertime, Burning Patience, Giants Have Us in Their Books, Over the River and Through the Woods, Our Country’s Good, and The Skin of Our Teeth.

As co-founder and Artistic Director of Broken Spectacle Productions, she has served as artistic director or directed Every Brilliant Thing, The Drunken City, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Christians, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Kin, and Swimming in the Shallows. Elsewhere she has directed You Can’t Take it With You, Ninon and The School for Gallantry, The Man With Four Legs, The Road to Mecca, Fefu and Her Friends. With collaborator Lucas Ostrowski she served as a producer on the documentary film Detroit, Diamond and produced and co-directed the short film the craigslist project.

A primary area of training and practice for Ms. Lipinski Chambers is Intimacy Direction and Co-ordination, an emerging field in both theatre and film. This practice works with actors’ boundaries in creating specific, repeatable choreography for filmed or theatrical intimacy. These practices are designed for the physical and emotional safety of the actor.


The Identity Project: Investigating Identity, Bowling Green State University, the craigslist project, presentation, screening, and discussion, co-presenter Lucas Ostrowski, November 2014.

"Bodies as Battlegrounds: Performance as Activism in the Third Wave", Conference paper - Women and Theatre Focus Group Pre-Conference, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, San Francisco, California; July 2005.

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