The Chicago Chapter is sponsoring Sarah Graber to make a circumnavigation in 2004.
Here is how Sarah explains her research plans: For my research project, I will study the way in which
theatre is used as a tool for communication and
education in communities around the world to create
social change. By visiting professional theatres,
universities, festivals, community theatres and
schools, I will analyze the content and presentation
of their productions, outreach programs, and teaching
methods. I will also interview audience members in the
community as well as the people involved in the
art-making process to explore the experiential effects
of this kind of theatre.
on the Northwestern website.
You can follow Sarah's adventures by reading her dispatches on the web pages that
Northwestern University set-up for her. Click
to read Sarah's dispatches on her circumnavigation.
Itinerary of Circumnavigation in 2004
Sarah will make a two and a half month journey to England, Kenya, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.
Details are on the NU site.
June 22 - Depart Miami
June 23-30 - London, England
June 30-July 15 - Capetown, South Africa
July 15-26 - Nairobi, Kenya
July 26-August 6 - Mauritius
August 6-17 - Perth, Australia
August 17-26 - Sydney, Australia
August 26-September 2 - Auckland, New Zealand
September 2-9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 9 - Return to Miami
Since her Circumnavigation . . .
After returning from her trip around the world Sarah created a
one-woman show entitled "Time for Take-off!" The show chronicles her
travels as she moves from one country to the next, exploring the
cultural differences, the excitement, and the hardships of travel in
an adventure of discovery.
She spent the summer of 2005 as a faculty associate at the National
High School Institute Summer Theatre Intensive at Northwestern. Here
she taught classes on theatre for social change as a faculty associate
during the program.
Sarah, like many Circumnavigators, has a bad case of wanderlust and
spent the rest of the summer traveling around Ecuador and the
Galapagos Islands with her brother (it was his first time out of the
Sarah Comments on her Future
As an actress, writer, teacher, storyteller, Sarah
performed the role of Princess Marina Amphitrite at the Shedd
Aquarium after her circumnavigation. Then she was in a production of A Streetcar
Named Desire at the Village Players Theatre. She continued
creating theatre for social change and teaching people about the
importance of theatre as an educational tool on as part of an ongoing career in theater.
Snapshots of Sarah's career are unfortunately sparse and random on this website, but we provide another glimpse from 2013.
Sarah won a highly competitive, prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Details
are covered in this Miami Herald story.