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Sarah Rasmussen

Sarah Rasmussen is in her fourth season as Artistic Director at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. She was recently chosen as Star Tribune's Artist of the Year. In 2017, she joined the first cohort of the BOLD Women's Leadership Circle. Rasmussen has directed numerous plays around the country at theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie, Dallas Theater Center, and La Jolla Playhouse. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, an Ivey Award for Overall Excellence, Drama League, and Fulbright fellowships. Alum of SoHo Rep and Women's Project Labs. Prior to coming to the Jungle, she was the Resident Director for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Lab new work development program and Head of MFA Directing at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

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Taking Leaps in Leadership
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Taking Leaps in Leadership

Sarah Rasmussen and Joanie Schultz in Conversation, Part Two

10 February 2019

In Part Two of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about their biggest successes over the past couple of years, the difference in a board’s relationship to a founding artistic director and to a new leader, and more.

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Following the "Knowing"
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Following the "Knowing"

Joanie Schultz and Sarah Rasmussen in Conversation

3 February 2019

In Part I of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about the importance of working with a third party during leadership transitions, trusting your gut in decision-making, and more.