Sarah Bahr is a Minneapolis based theater designer, artist, and educator. Collaborative story telling and visual research drives her creative process, which she adapts to the individual needs of her projects.
As a young child, Sarah learned how to use her imagination and creativity while while growing up in rural Minnesota. She gained hands on skills from her mother who is a quilter and seamstress, father who is an all around handy man, grandfathers who were wood workers, and grandmothers who where painters.
Throughout her career Sarah has used these base skills to hone her passion for design, working three dimensionally, and collaborating with others. She has worked in costume shops such as the Santa Fe Opera, Aspen Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Parsons Meares Inc. NYC, Tisch Graduate Costume Shop, Children's Theatre Company, and the Guthrie Theater. She has exhibited her art work in Venice, Italy, New York City, and the Twin Cities. Her designs have graced the stages of the Minnesota Opera, Jungle Theater, Open Eye Figure Theatre, and Yellow Tree Theatre. Her design work includes new works, classical theater, musicals, opera, and dance.
She holds a Design and Technical Theatre M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, a Studio Art M.A. from New York University, and a Design and Technical Theatre B.F.A. from University of Minnesota Duluth.