Sarah Kozinn

Assistant Professor in Theater

The Theater Department welcomes its first Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University; Post-doctorate Fellow, Occidental College

Sarah Kozinn is a Theater and Performance Studies scholar and a performer who has trained in  western and non-western acting and experimental theater methods such as Balinese mask and shadow puppetry, biomechanics, RasaBoxes, and improv comedy. She received her MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and her dissertation won the Brooks McNamara Memorial Award. She was also the recipient of the NYU Performance Studies Award and the Paula Goddard Award in performance scholarship. Sarah taught for several years in the Department of Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and at the New York Film Academy before coming to Occidental College. She maintains a professional career as an actor, writer, and director in film, theater, and television, and a few of her most recent performances include a showing of original work at the People's Improv Theater in NYC, a reading of Ron Fried's new play, Mailer, a national commercial spot, and the feature film Ready or Not, which premiered in NYC this past December 2014. Sarah is the author of the book Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law, which is being published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in March 2015